New Graduate RN - Critical Care Academy
Cone Health - Greensboro, NC

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Professional Organization
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Experience
  • None
BASIC PURPOSE:
Uses the nursing process with guidance to provide patient care. 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
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
Policy and Procedures/Standards
  • Identifies locations of policies, procedures, and standards, and knows resources
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
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
Communication
  • Demonstrates effective verbal/nonverbal/written communication with the healthcare team/patient and significant others
  • Identifies the roles of all multidisciplinary team members
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
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
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
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
SHARED GOVERNANCE:
Operational Issues
  • Complies with system budget constraints
  • Understands the needs to manage 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
Department Objectives
  • Demonstrates accountability for departmental objectives and complies with guidance
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
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