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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/18/2015
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Clinical RN II (CP& A) (102205)
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Job Description

As the nation's children's hospital, the mission of Children's National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.

                We accomplish this through:

                 •Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families.

                •Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally.

                •Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.

 Position Summary
The Clinical RN II (CP&A) will be responsible to plan, assess and implement nursing care based on sound nursing judgements based on patient needs. Provide professional nursing care for physician's office patients following established standards and practices. Work collaboratively with physicians and staff in delivery of patient care. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children's National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.

Minimum Education
Graduate from an approved school of nursing.
BSN


Minimum Work Experience
1 year
Preferences
At least 1 year as an RN in clinical setting.


Required Skills/Knowledge
Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures and medical equipment.

 

Required Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia/Maryland.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

 

 


Functional Accountabilities
Professional Practice/Research:

1.Participate in Shared Leadership.
2.Contribute to Children's National's MAGNET Journey.
3.Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
4.Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing's Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
5.Participate in community activities.
6.Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
Plan of Care (Triage/Assessment)

1.Identify patient/family concern or problem, based on data collection and assessment; determine acuity level (i.e., routine, urgent or emergent problem).
2.As appropriate, recommend care for the patient over the phone or in person; document the condition and have it reviewed by a physician; arrange for appropriate medical attention as needed.
Plan Of Care (Patient Services)

1.Perform independent clinical assistance with the patient/family, include explaining procedures to the patient/family.
2.Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with physician's orders (i.e. EKGs, lab work, such as throat cultures, urethral catherization, etc.).
3.Do radiological films, as requested by provider, and ensure that certification requirements are maintained.
4.Perform venipuncture and complete lab paperwork for reference lab; complete any other documentation.
5.Observe, record, and report patient's condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician.
6.Ensure all abnormal results are seen by physicians and notify patient/family of abnormal results, as authorized by physician; monitor abnormal results to ensure that patients are appropriately followed.
Case Management

1.Coordinate services for patients and families as identified by PCP
2.Conduct ongoing assessments and follow-up of patient referred out to specialist.
3.Create, review and revise Plan of Care plans for special needs patients
Quality Control

1.Ensure adequate control of patient charts, including to perform quality control and quality assurance activities as mandated by the managed care insurance companies.
2.Ensure compliance with CLIA, OSHA and other regulatory bodies.


Staff Competencies
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1.Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2.Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences
3.Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4.Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
1.Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
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Teamwork/Communication
1.Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2.Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3.Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1.Contribute to a positive work environment
2.Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3.Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4.Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1.Use resources efficiently
2.Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
1.Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2.Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3.Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4.Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5.Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6.Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Req Number:
Department: CP&A @ Foggy Bottom
Schedule: Full-time
Shift:
Hours: M-F, 8:15-4:45pm

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.