Registered Nurse-Endoscopy GI-Milford

Bridgeport, CT
Jul 8, 2019

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Job Description

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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
A registered professional nurse who utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care and assumes the responsibility and accountability for prescribing, delegating and coordinating that care; assumes the responsibility for the direction of patient care through the resource nurse role; acts as a mentor for staff and students; provides programs for select staff.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Demonstrates skill in assessment of health care needs.
  • 1.1. Demonstrates comprehensive skills in observing & collecting health care data through interviewing, observing, performing systems assessment & identifying patient support system on admission according to hospital policy.
  • 1.2. Utilizes multiple data sources, such as other health care disciplines to identify obvious and obscure, physical, psycho social, educational and spiritual needs.
  • 1.3. Identifies appropriate nursing diagnosis & expected outcomes based on ongoing assessment of patient health care needs.
  • 1.4. Assesses patient health care needs reflecting changes in patient health status in an ongoing manner.
  • 1.5. Demonstrates appropriate assessment of patient health care needs prior to discharge.
  • 1.6. Demonstrates assessment of patient on transfer/discharge from unit.
  • 2. Demonstrates skill in planning for patient health care needs.
  • 2.1. Initiates clinical pathway utilizing information from initial assessment and guidelines for nursing care according to hospital policies.
  • 2.2. Initiates patient care conferences, coordinating and collaborating with the patient, family and other members of the health care team.
  • 2.3. Revises and individualizes clinical pathway to reflect change in patient's condition.
  • 2.4. Collaborates with other agencies involving patient, family, and/or significant others and health care team members in planning for patient education.
  • 2.5. Involves patient, family, and members of health care team in discharge planning.
  • 2.6. Involves peers and other health care team members in planning and revising the clinical pathway.
  • 2.7. Effectively communicates with the Case Manager regarding discharge planning activities for assigned patients.
  • 3. Demonstrates skills in implementing patient care in order to meet patient care needs.
  • 3.1. Prioritizes patient care based on assessment.
  • 3.2. Delegates tasks appropriate to members of the healthcare team & assists others in the delegation process.
  • 3.3. Provides patient care based on nursing diagnosis & orders.
  • 3.4. Demonstrates nursing skills appropriate to clinical area.
  • 3.5. Demonstrates knowledge of tests and procedures & participates in patient education of same.
  • 3.6. Independently develops and implements, evaluates & revises a teaching plan based on patient/family educational needs as evidenced by patient feedback.
  • 3.7. Anticipates emergencies based on nursing assessment & takes immediate and appropriate action.
  • 3.8. Facilitates informed decision making with the patient and family.
  • 4. Demonstrates skill in evaluating care delivered.
  • 4.1. Assesses patient responses to medical and nursing interventions based on expected outcomes.
  • 4.2. Reviews and evaluates patient condition with physician and other health care professionals against expected outcomes.
  • 4.3. Evaluates results of health care counseling and teaching as evidenced by feedback from patient, family, and/or significant others and appropriate documentation.
  • 4.4. Reports pertinent and concise information to members of health care team.
  • 4.5. Provides guidance and assistance to others in organizing & prioritizing patient care activities.
  • 4.6. Considers alternatives for nursing care based on evaluation of patient responses and outcomes to established interventions.
  • 4.7. Assumes role of Quality Management representative or actively participates in issue/problem resolution related to unit-based or hospital-wide QA/QI.
  • 5. Documents outcomes appropriately, accurately and consistently.
  • 5.1. Completes Admission Assessment Forms.
  • 5.2. Maintains patient records, ie: transcription, CDS, pathways.
  • 5.3. Accurately records patient data on flowsheets and MAR.
  • 5.4. Performs discharge and transfer documentation completely.
  • 5.5. Maintains unit-based statistical logs and information.
  • 6. Performs decentralized laboratory testing, as credentialed and following established policies and procedures.
  • 6.1. Appropriately collects specimens, performs test and interprets results.
  • 6.2. Documents results and reports to physician as appropriate for patient care.
  • 7. Demonstrates leadership skills and professional growth.
  • 7.1. Identifies areas in performance needing improvement, sets specific realistic goals for self-development & sets target dates for completion through ongoing communication with supervisor.
  • 7.2. Demonstrates and utilizes information in clinical field and shares information with peers.
  • 7.3. Reviews and evaluates goals, as appropriate and discussed with supervisor.
  • 7.4. Accepts constructive criticism & responds by implementing corrective action.
  • 7.5. Effectively & appropriately articulates unique characteristics of situations.
  • 7.6. Utilizes correct resources for clarification of policies & procedures.
  • 7.7. Demonstrates knowledge & skills in acting as a resource person for other members of the health care team.
  • 7.8. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge & skill for the resource nurse role.
  • 7.9. Participates in the development or revision of clinical pathways specific to the unit.
  • 7.10. Demonstrates skill in role of mentor for new staff in the development of clinical goals, completes competencies, and meets with mentee and NM on a regular basis.
  • 7.11. Participates in the development, revision, and promotion of unit philosophy, goals & objectives.
  • 7.12. Delegates effectively to other team members.
  • 7.13. Acts as a role model for Professional Nurse I, CCPs and other members of the health care team.
  • 7.14. Supports team building by consistently collaborating with all members of the team.
  • 7.15. Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse cultural needs.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN or higher degree preferred. If non BSN, must show evidence of active enrollment in minimum of a BSN program.



    EXPERIENCE: ACLS required. 3-5 years MedSurg. ICU experience preferred.

    LICENSURE: Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) training must be obtained prior to employment or within one (1) month of hire. ACLS required.



    SPECIAL_SKILLS:
    Demonstrated evidenced of interpersonal skills. Successful completion of orientation.

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.

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    Job Info

    Job: 10421

    Department: MC GI ENDOSCOPY
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 36.00

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