Assures competent, compassionate and individualized nursing care for a group of patients within a unit or other primary area of practice. Ensures that care is safe, efficient, effective, timely, and meets the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic needs of patients and their families consistent with NEBH's mission and core values. Collaborates with other members of the patient care team to plan and coordinate patient care goals and achieve optimal patient outcomes. Recognizes patient care needs and works to establish a comprehensive plan of care. Responsible for maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy, ensuring compliance with HIPAA and NEBH standards, policies and procedures.
Consistently meets the NEBH Clinical Nursing I and Clinical Nursing II Competencies.
Principal Duties and Essential Functions:
Provides direct care to patients and makes necessary nursing judgments to ensure all patient populations are appropriately cared for
Designs and implements individualized patietn care plans reflective of current nursing practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
Demonstrates professional commitement and takes personal responsibility for ensuring patient sfatetly
Ensures proper identification of paitent when providing care in accordance with NEBH identification policies and procedures
Administers medications to patients in accordancdew ith NEBH policies and procedures. Assesses/monitors and documents patient response to medication dosages and therapies, and provides intervention as needed
Obtains orders specimens for diagnostic testing ensuring correct labeling of speciments in accordance with patient identification polciies and procedures
Documents and updates the patient medical records in accordance with NEBH and department-specific policies and procedures
Provides pain management ensuring that patient pain is assessed, managed, and documented
Admits, transfers, and discharges patients. Coordinates with ancillary departments and needed. Completes and confirms patient admission history using paper and/or electronic medical records.
Communicates and collaborates with the patient care team and serves as the patient's advocate when appropriate
Effectively delegates appropriate patient care activities to other members of the patient care team with appropriate knowledge and skill levels.
Follows patient care pan, updating and documenting changes as they may occur
Adheres to infection control standards including, but not limited to hand hygiene, room assignment, isolation precautions, aseptic/sterile techniques, and universal standard precautions. Cleans equipment in accordance with NEBH and departmental policies, procedures and standards.
Utilizes and adheres to proper procedures for handling and disposing of bio-hazardous materials
Informs and educates patient of expected outcomes before, during, and after medical procedures
Explains patient privacy requirements to patient, families and visitors and maintains patient privacy ensuring compliance with HIPAA and NEBH standards, policies and procedures.
Maintains all mandatory education requirements, professional licensure and any required certifications
Identifies emergency/crisis situations; communicates such in a timely manner to appropriate patient care team members and responds appropriately
Performs services in compliance with established practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, statutes and regulations (example: JCAHO, Fire Code, OSHA)
Participates in ongoing educational and professional development activities to enhance clinical knowledge and update requisite skills
Participates in hospital and/or unit-based patient safety and quality activities and uses principles to support and improve patient outcomes
Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and colleagues in order to create a positive and professional work environment
Takes initiative to share knowledge and skills willingly with colleagues, students and novice practitioners in a collegial manner
BSN Degree required
RN MA License Required. Basic Life Support Certification Required. ACLS Required.
Required Work Experience:
2-3 years of RN Telemetry experience.
New England Baptist Hospital - 19 months ago
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