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Job Description

Resource Nurse Clinician-Women's and Children's

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure within the State of Michigan. BSN required; MSN strongly encouraged. A candidate may be considered if within one semester of completing BSN degree.

  • Requires five years of nursing experience.

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

  • Encouraged to obtain certification in specialty area of practice.

  • Is a self-directed professional who is able to function autonomously in a leadership role to assist and support staff nurses in decision-making and problem-solving clinical issues related to the delivery of nursing care.

  • Assess the skill levels of new employees and determines the extent and duration of orientation and training required.

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

    ORGANIZATION

  • Accountable to the Unit Manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit.

  • Provides direction to and supervision of RNs, 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 that Munson Healthcare and its partners work together to provide superior quality care and promote community health.

  • 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

    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/Problem Identification

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

  • Assists staff in developing and maintaining competency in the diagnostic process

    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.

  • Supports the use of clinical guidelines and/or pathways linked to positive patient outcomes

    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.

  • Participates in the design and development of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary processes to address the situation or issue.

  • Contributes to the development and continuous improvement of organizational systems that support the planning process.

  • Supports the integration of clinical, human, and financial resources to enhance and complete the decision-making processes.

    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

  • Implements the plan using principles and concepts of project or systems management.

  • Fosters organizational systems that support implementation of the plan.

  • Facilitates the effectiveness of a consultation by involving the stakeholders in the decision-making process.

  • Provides emotional support and facilitates the development of coping skills for families and patients; individually and in support groups

    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.

  • Uses the results of the evaluation analyses to make or recommend process or structural changes, including policy, procedure or protocol documentation, as appropriate.

    PROFESSIONAL Performance Standards

    Quality of Practice

  • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of MMC. 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.

  • Designs quality improvement initiatives.

  • Evaluates the practice environment in relation to existing evidence, identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research.

  • Obtains and maintains professional certification if available in the area of expertise.

    Education

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

  • Assumes a lead role and collaborates with others in developing and presenting educational programs.

  • 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.

  • Uses current research findings and other evidence to expand knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge or professional issues.

    Professional 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.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of unit goals and objectives through collaboration with nursing staff and unit manager.

  • Engages in processes, seeking feedback regarding one's own practice from individuals, professional colleagues, and others.

    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 employe

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