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Registered Nurse C2 ED Observation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

  • For those hired into an RN position prior to January 1, 2009, it is encouraged to obtain a BSN. Certification in the specialty area of practice is also encouraged.

  • For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2009, it is required to obtain a BSN within 10 years of start date.

  • For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date.

  • Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable.

  • Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care.

  • Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred.

    ORGANIZATION

  • Accountable to the Unit Manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Vice President, Patient Care Services.

  • Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, Nursing Assistants, and/or other categories as needed.

  • Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times

  • Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

  • Assessment

  • Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.

  • Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs.

  • Documents relevant data in a retrievable form.

  • Diagnosis

  • Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents.

  • Identification of Outcomes

  • Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment.

  • Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable.

  • Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals.

  • Planning

  • Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes.

  • Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented.

  • Implementation

  • Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions.

  • Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery.

  • Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies.

  • Evaluation

  • Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.

  • Documents the patient's responses to the interventions.

    PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Quality of Care

  • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Medical Center. Participates in quality improvement activities.

  • Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.

  • Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.

  • Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level.

  • Supports and participates in Shared Governance activities.

  • Utilizes the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice.

  • Practice Evaluation

  • Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.

  • Engages in performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional development. Takes action to achieve identified goals.

  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.

  • Education

  • Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues.

  • Complies with mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and meet job requirements.

  • Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence.

  • Collegiality

  • Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers as colleagues.

  • Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the clinical education of nursing students, other health care students, and other employees as appropriate.

  • Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.

  • Ethics

  • Utilizes the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses and the hospital ethics committee to guide practice.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters.

  • Acts as a patient advocate and assists patients in developing skills so they can advocate for themselves.

  • Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves patient autonomy, dignity, and rights.

  • Maintains a therapeutic and professional patient-nurse relationship with appropriate professional role boundaries.

  • Reports illegal, incompetent, or impaired practices.

  • Collaboration

  • Collaborates with the patient, family, and other healthcare providers for provision of seamless delivery of services.

  • Consults with other health care providers for patient care as needed.

  • Participates, as appropriate, in the organization's structures and processes.

  • Research

  • Utilizes current research findings and current practice guidelines to strengthen patient care.

  • Participates in the identification and implementation of suitable research activities, which man include identification of a research question, participating in the conduct of research, and incorporating research as a basis for learning.

  • Uses research findings in the development of policies, procedures, and quality improvement efforts.

  • Resource Utilization

  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care.

  • Assigns or delegates tasks consistent with organizational policies, procedures, legal, and regulatory requirements, according to the knowledge and skills of the designa

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