Registered Nurse II (RN) - Orthopedics - Nights
Posted on: November 23, 2020
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. LEADERSHIP a. Provides care to
increasingly complex patients and coordinates the interdisciplinary
team. (Quality/Safety) b. Identifies and presents areas for
improvement in patient care or unit operations and offers solutions
by participating in unit projects and shared governance activities.
(Growth/Innovation) c. Identifies leadership opportunities for
professional growth of peers. (People) d. Provides input into the
unit resource utilization including unit capital and operational
budget needs. (Finance) e. Contributes to meeting departmental
financial target on unit-based scorecard. (Finance)
2. PATIENT/FAMILY-CENTERED CARE a. Develops and updates plan of
care in partnership with the patient and family using the nursing
process, incorporating the patient`s priorities and abilities.
(Service) b. Establishes mutual educational goals with patient and
family, provides appropriate resources, incorporating planning for
care after discharge. (Service) c. Supports patients and families
in preventing/resolving clinical or ethical issues. (Service) d.
Contributes to meeting departmental target for patient satisfaction
on unit-based scorecard. (Service)
3. CLINICAL JUDGEMENT/CRITICAL THINKING a. Follows the nursing
process, modifies care based on continuous evaluation of the
patient`s condition, demonstrates clinical problem-solving and
critical thinking, and makes decisions using evidence-based
analytical approach. (Quality/Safety) b. Plans for routine events
and anticipates/prevents and manages/elevates emergent situations.
(Quality/Safety) c. Contributes to meeting departmental targets for
quality and safety measures on unit-based scorecard.
4. COMMUNICATION a. Communicates in an active, positive and
effective manner to all health care team members and reports
pertinent patient care and family data in a comprehensive and
unbiased manner, lis10s and responds to the ideas of others.
(People) b. Uses a structured format for regular communication with
patients and families, such as hourly rounding. (Quality/Safety) c.
Uses therapeutic communication to establish a relationship with
patients and families and communicates the plan of care.
5. TEAMWORK a. Manages usual patient assignment and other unit
demands, completes patient care responsibilities in timely manner
with accurate documentation, organizes multiple priorities and
anticipates/plans for potential problems. (Quality/Safety) b. Uses
downtime efficiently, aware of team members` workload, consis10tly
offers assistance, and responds positively to requests for
assistance from other team members. (People) c. Supportive of
change initiatives. Adapts to unexpected changes.
6. SAFETY a. Reports near misses as well as errors promptly and
consis10tly to improve systems and processes and identify trends.
(Quality/Safety) b. Collaborates with staff from the
interdisciplinary team concerning safety data to improve outcomes.
(Quality/Safety) c. Implements unit and hospital initiatives to
achieve National Patient Safety Goals. (Quality/Safety)
7. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE/RESEARCH a. Identifies areas for
improvement based on understanding of evidence-based practice
literature. Initiates evidence-based practice/performance
improvement projects based on these observations.
(Innovation/Growth) b. Identifies opportunity for practice changes.
Researches the change and presents options to shared governance and
leadership. (Quality/Safety) c. Assures that designated core
measures are met in providing care. (Quality/Safety)
8. STAFF EDUCATION a. Identifies own learning needs, consults with
healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education
opportunities to meet those needs. (Growth/Innovation) b.
Implements staff education specific to patient populations and unit
processes; coaches and mentors other staff and students. May
include preceptorship. (People)
9. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS a. Maintains level of professional
contributions as defined in Clinical Career Path program guide. 10.
Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement.
11. Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.
12. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents
promptly and corrects minor hazards.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in
orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist
if applicable. 2. Basic computer skills. 3. Must be able to write
and speak effectively in English Competencies, skills, training as
listed in Policy NU-903, Competence of Nursing Staff and HR 07
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