PATIENT & FAMILY CENTERED CARE
Assess patient's physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient's response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.
Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IV's, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections.
Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.
Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching.
Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient's preferences, values, and needs.
Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience.
Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy.
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.
Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process.
Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient's and unit needs.
Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.
Teamwork and Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
Precepts/mentors new staff or nursing students as needed.
Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.
Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life long learning.
Evaluates one's own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.
Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at hospital and unit based meetings.
QUALITY OUTCOMES/QUALITY IMPROVEMENT/RESEARCH/EBP
Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.
Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.
Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.
Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.
Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.