RN - Float Pool 3 - full-time/Day Shift
Department: University Hospitals
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Anticipates patient's and/or patient's family needs and expectations and utilizes these in conjunction with assessment to develop appropriate plan of care for patient. Utilizes critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing nursing care. Main- tains and utilizes competencies per unit expectation.
Identifies and implements appropriate nursing interventions based on completed assessment. Completes documentation of interventions. Coordinates interdisciplinary plan of care. Confers with all mem- bers of health care team in collaborative, fashion, sharing infor- mation and observations of patient and/or patient's family in manner that contributes to optimal patient care.
Prioritizes nursing interventions based upon completed assessment. Identifies changes in condition as evidenced by nursing assessment, labs, x-rays, etc. Reports changes and takes follow-up action.
Evaluates implemented interventions and modifies care according to evaluation. Documents interventions and modifications to plan of care.
Adheres to hospital and/or Department of Nursing policies, proce- dures, clinical pathways and nationally accepted standards of nursing practice while delivering nursing care to patients. Suggests practices to enhance nursing care based on current liter- ature and research.
Provides answers and/or education to patient and/or patient's family. Completes documentation of all education provided. Ob- tains feedback and evaluation of understanding from patient and/or family. Demonstrates effective communication with children. Con- tributes to patient and/or family verbal comfort with after dis- charge care.
Welcomes and orients patient and/or family to unit. Encourages patient and family participation in care. Reviews plan of care with patient and family every shift. Explains special diets, tests, procedures and medications in easily understood language. Makes frequent rounds on patients, and communicates when will return.
Assumes accountability for all actions in workplace. Reports errors promptly and takes appropriate follow-up action to rectify error. Provides supervision of and direction to unlicensed support personnel and nurses new to environment. Delegates duties appro- priately and within legal parameters.
Serves as advocate to patient and/or family. Responds to patient's and or patient's family's complaints. Reports complaints to Clin- ical Nurse Manager or their designee. Utilizes chain of command to resolve patient, operational, or personal work related problems.
Participates in performance improvement activities as directed. Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of manda- tory educational sessions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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