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Job Category:
Nursing
Employment Type:
Full time
Experience:
1-3 years of experience
Posted:
8/1/2012
Clinic RN - Neurology
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Cone Health | Greensboro, NC
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Nominated as a 2011 Top Work Place in the Triad Region Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care! The right people. The right expertise. The right career. You'll find it with us! BASIC PURPOSE: Uses the nursing process to provide patient care. Identifies and utilizes resources for complex patient care situations. Supervises other members of the clinical nursing team. Demonstrates standards of professional practice. CLINICAL PRACTICE: Safety · Practices by the Code of Nurses and the Nurse Practice Act · Practices safely · Identifies barriers to safety Competency · Completes all basic competencies for hospital and department orientation · Completes department orientation pathways · Demonstrates age specific competencies · Demonstrates competency in caring for stable patient populations · Recognizes emergency situations · Demonstrates advanced competencies/critical thinking · Demonstrates competency in caring for unstable patient populations · Participates in emergency situations Policy and Procedures/Standards · Identifies locations of policies, procedures, and standards, and knows resources · Holds others accountable for complying with policies, procedures and standards Nursing Process · Collects and analyzes patient/significant other data · Implements a plan of care for each patient (utilizing clinical pathways where applicable) and individualizes it in order to meet the need of patients/significant others · Identifies variances in the plan of care, evaluates the plan of care and effectiveness of nursing interventions · Documents care on clinical pathways and other components of the medical record · Contributes to the discharge plan by identifying homecare needs · Recognizes changes in patients' conditions and revises the plan of care appropriately · Identifies variances in the plan of care and makes adjustments as needed · Identifies and implements educational needs for patients/significant others Patient/ Nurse Relationship · Demonstrates sensitivity towards unique patient/significant other needs related to age, culture, and other variables · Demonstrates the ability to advocate for the patient/significant other · Analyzes and responds to uniqueness related to age, culture, and other variables Communication · Demonstrates effective verbal/nonverbal/written communication with the healthcare team/patient and significant others · Identifies the roles of all multidisciplinary team members · Collaborates effectively with healthcare team · Identifies communication barriers and locates available resources PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/COLLEGIALITY: Precept/Mentor/Delegate/Team Building · Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment · Participates in needs assessments, provides input into the precepting and mentoring process · Delegates to support staff and follows up on delegation · Demonstrates willingness to display team spirit and collegiality · Participates in and supports the precepting process · Gives constructive feedback to peers · Supervises select personnel in performance/patient care · Role models team spirit and collegiality · Performs charge nurse duties with assistance Personal Accountability/Self-Development · Completes mandatory educational requirements without prompting · Attends department meetings, staff meetings, and department inservices without prompting · Completes CBL programs without prompting · Attends skills fairs as required without prompting · Adheres to department dress code · Assists with presenting department inservices Conflict Resolution/Problem-Solving/Confrontation · Brings forth issues related to conflict resolution/problem-solving/confrontation · Seeks constructive feedback and uses it to make positive changes · Demonstrates the ability to problem-solve/critically think · Assists with resolution of conflicts Self-Evaluation · Participates in self-evaluation (provides input and get feedback from peers) · Identifies needs for self improvement and growth Advocacy/Ethics · Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversity in a non-judgmental and non-discriminating manner · Recognizes ethical dilemmas · Collaborates with other staff/disciplines in addressing ethical issues · Demonstrates knowledge of resources · Demonstrates ethical decision making in practice SHARED GOVERNANCE: Operational Issues · Complies with system budget constraints · Understands the needs to manage department resources · Identifies and suggests ways to decrease operational costs · Assists in managing department resources Professional development of department staff/support of shared governance structure · Demonstrates knowledge of Shared Governance accountabilities and principles, supports DSGC directly as a council member or indirectly by keeping informed of council activities/ supporting council decisions, brings forth issues to council QI/Research · Participates in QI activities · Demonstrates knowledge of department QI plan · Collects QI data and participates in analysis and action plan development, incorporates changes into practice Department Objectives · Demonstrates accountability for departmental objectives and complies with guidance · Contributes to departmental objectives KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: · Stands and/or walks for majority of shift · Bends and/or stoops frequently · Lifts thirty pounds or more four times/hour · Sufficiently mobile to push stretchers, wheelchairs, carts and equipment · Communicates via telephone and other automation devices · Visualizes computer screens, medical record forms and equipment screens · Lifts and positions patients of all weights and heights using assistive devices and personnel as appropriate · Hears blood pressures, IV alarms, call bells, monitor alarms, and other audible alarms used for patient safety ------------------------------------------------- Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care! Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on. Extraordinary patient care is about being "high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community! Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).

Education · Current/active license to practice nursing in the state of North Carolina · BSN Preferred Contact Hours/CE · 10 per year Professional Organization · Strongly Recommended Experience · 1 year of nursing to BETS_ARC_Setter BACH_3a9945 in analyzes to