Provides quality patient centered care considering age specific, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs through competent clinical practice and application of the nursing process. Consistently integrates concepts of relationship-based care into practice. Serves as a clinical and educational resource to others on the unit. Assumes accountability for nursing care of designated patients. Demonstrates unit/area designated competencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Views patient holistically; considers physical, psychosocial, emotional, age specific, cultural and spiritual factors. Demonstrates appropriate assessment skills for identified patient populations.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills by gathering and analyzing patient information, then responding to a patient situation. Implements interventions to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient.
Develops, implements, evaluates and revises an individualized plan of care using evidenced based interventions and standards of care. Identifies needs and begins to plan for care across the continuum considering patient and family preferences.
Identifies patient and family education needs. Develops and implements teaching plan based on evidence-based practice, seeking out additional resources when necessary. Utilizes teach back methodology to assure patient and family is learning effectively. Identifies necessary resources to assure readiness for discharge and begins to develop plan in collaboration with other disciplines.
Effectively functions as a member of the inter-professional team by collaborating to achieve patient outcomes. Participates directly or indirectly in interprofessional rounds. Integrates unit/organizational quality and safety initiatives to improve patient outcomes into professional practice.
Uses evidence-based practices to prevent hospital acquired conditions.
Creates an environment that promotes a positive patient experience.
Communicates both verbal and written information (including documentation in the EMR) that is accurate, timely, concise and thorough. Effectively communicates patient status, priority goals and interventions to colleagues and other disciplines during consultation, rounds and handoffs.
Directs team members to provide care for a group of patients during a designated time frame. Prioritizes necessary activities and delegates appropriately. Demonstrates effective team member skills.
Organizes and prioritizes individual workload around patient and unit needs. Adjusts activities and plans depending on the situation. Consistently demonstrates purposeful rounding.
Stewards resources effectively; examples include patient supplies, linen, telemetry, infusion pumps, physical and virtual safety attendants.
Demonstrates professional and standard nursing behaviors:
* Identifies own education and professional growth needs, develops plan, and seeks resources to address
* Completes professional activities such as self-appraisal, online learning assignments, and licensure renewal contact hours.
* Participates in quality improvement and evidence-based practice activities and integrates resultant changes into practice
* Identifies problems and initiates appropriate follow up
* Assumes leadership responsibilities as delegated such as charge nurse, preceptor
* Contributes to education and growth of colleagues by providing evaluation feedback, mentoring new staff to facility or unit, assists with planning and presenting educational experiences for self and colleagues based on identified unit needs
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, policies, and the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health.
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
* Graduation from accredited nursing program.
* Effective January 1, 2013, all new hires must have a BSN degree or must agree in writing to obtain their BSN within five (5) years from date of hire or transfer to an RN role.
* Current Michigan Nursing License
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and age specific needs Interpersonal skills necessary to initiate and maintain collegial relationships with coworkers and therapeutic relationships with patients and families. Critical thinking skills necessary to perform principal duties and responsibilities of job description. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when planning and performing professional nursing care.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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- Clinical Works
- Coaching And Mentoring
- Conflict Management