To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Responsible for the administration and direction of the Ambulatory Care Center, GI Endoscopy, Cardiac Cath Lab, IV therapy, and Pre Admission testing program. Responsibilities include
Supervises No supervisory responsibilities Approx. # of direct reports 25
Approx. # of indirect reports _____
Age of Patient Populations Served (check all that apply)
Neonates 1 ? 30 days Infants 30 days ? 1yr. Children 1 ? 12 yrs.
Adolescents 13 ? 18 yrs. Adults 19 ? 70 yrs. Geriatrics 70+ No patient contact
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Competence in Patient Care
1.1 Is able to assist staff in all clinical areas.
1.2 Performs and documents a comprehensive assessment of patient needs incorporating physical cultural and spiritual domains.
1.3 Provides individualized goal directed care to patients with consideration of the aging processes of populations served. 1.4 Collaborates with other members of the patient care team to evaluate patient outcomes and determine alternatives as needed. 1.5 Has a knowledge and ability to utilize all computer applications required.
2. Safely Administers Medications and IV Therapies
2.1 Adheres to the 5 R?s of medication administrations and has knowledge of medications administered.
2.2 Follows correct procedure for administration/documentation and waste of controlled substances.
2.3 Assesses and documents patient response to administered medications.
2.4 Identifies and appropriately responds to adverse reactions. 2.5 Demonstrates skill in accessing + maintaining peripheral IV?S, PICC lines, and implantable ports.
3. Professional Behavior and Growth
3.1 Demonstrates evidence of professional growth by education thru attendance at seminars and in-services related to field of practice, and on hospital and unit committees.
3.2 Researches unfamiliar procedures, diagnosis, medications, and shares findings.
3.3 Acts as a resource to staff, patients and their families/significant others. Plans and assess orientation for new employees.
3.4 Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to safety of the organization and specific job related hazards.
4. Fosters Employee Collaboration and Teamwork
4.1 Recognizes and values the contribution of fellow employees and displays cooperation and teamwork.
4.2 Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to adapt to organizational and departmental needs.
4.3 Attends and participates in department and committee meetings.
5. Identifies and Contributes to Performance Improvement Opportunities
5.1 Develops and interprets performance improvement initiatives, identifying opportunities for improvement, looking at best practice. Implements changes to improve process.
5.2 Recommends nursing strategies based on evidence based practices to the director.
6. Appropriately Utilizes Resources
6.1 Prioritizes responsibilities appropriately and completes tasks within assigned time frames. Readily accepts assignments.
6.2 Uses and respects resources as if it were their own. Exercises good judgment in supply usage.
6.3 Takes initiative to keep informed and updated on department and hospital information by attending staff meetings, checking e-mails, and department postings.
6.4 Provides ongoing educational opportunities for staff development.
7. Supports Activities for Exceptional Customer Service
7.1 Demonstrates a high level of respect, dignity compassion and professionalism for all customers by utilizing the four tenets (Dignity + Respect, Information Sharing, Participation, Collaboration) of Patient Family and Centered Partnership.
7.2 Responds to customer?s issues/requests in a clear concise and timely manner utilizing active listening skills and validating information. Investigates occurrences.
7.3 Promotes positive intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships.
7.4 Maintains confidentiality with respect to patient, co-worker and hospital information by disclosing information only on a ?need to know basis? and discussing information in appropriate areas. Follow HIPPA guidelines in all communications regarding patients.
8.1 Demonstrates the ability to communicate the hospital?s mission, vision, and values, as well as departmental goals, to all staff.
8.2 Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy work environment by modeling the desired behaviors and encouraging those in others.
8.3 Demonstrates fiscal accountability for department resources and the ability to achieve outcomes within allocated resources. Develops with the Director Dept. operations budget and addresses variances.
8.4 Obtains + maintains appropriate levels of equipment + supplies. Assures all equipment in optional working condition. Works with vendors/purchasing to obtain competitive pricing. 8.5 Collaborates with other departments to create systems and problem solve ongoing issues that impact departmental/organizational goals and/or patient care delivery. 8.6 Interacts positively with physicians. Develops cooperative relationships. 8.7 Evaluates staff performance, identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement. 8.8 Reviews + develops Dept. policies.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BS/BSN required.
Minimum 5 years experience in acute care setting. Previous experience in leadership/managerial role.
Current license RN ? state of RI ACLS/PALS
Demonstrated clinical competence in relevant area of nursing practice Demonstrates leadership ability and managerial competency Evidence of this includes, but is not limited to, effective communication skills, ability to deal well with people, ability to problem solve, ability to confront/resolve issues, ability to motivate others, ability to plan, organize, and direct the activities of others. Excellent computer skills including, Word, Excel, and Outlook.