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.
A registered professional nurse who utilizes the nursing process to provide and devote their knowledge and skills to caring for patients. A registered nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for prescribing, delegating, and coordinating that care. These specialized nurses collaborate closely with physicians and other healthcare providers.
- 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
- 1.1. Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
- 1.2. Performs individualized, age specific, population specific and culturally sensitive patient focused care through the use of the nursing process.
- 1.3. Manages decision making situations by recognizing the acuity and complexity of patient condition and their environment.
- 1.4. Documents nursing care in the medical record according to professional standards of documentation and Northeast Medical Group policy.
- 1.5. Respects and preserves patient/designated surrogate rights based on a code of ethics or ethical framework (e.g. safe, compassionate, competent care; informed decision making regarding daily/end-of-life care; dignity; privacy, confidentiality; and accountability).
- 1.6. Identifies needs of patient/ family for support systems/resources and make appropriate referrals.
- 1.7. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for ensuring best practice and delivery of nursing care according to ANA standards.
- 1.8. Administer medications, calculate doses when appropriate, and maintain current knowledge of medications.
- 1.9. Provides patient and family education specific to their needs and appropriate to the care, treatment, and services provided.
- 1.10. Assess and reassess patient's risk for falls, initiating appropriate fall prevention monitoring.
- 1.11. Maintains safety from acquired practice infection by adhering to infection control policies.
- 1.12. Responds to emergencies according to practice procedure with assistance of the provider.
- 1.13. Assesses patient and family needs
- 1.14. Completes and documents patient assessment, ensuring patient and family confidentiality and dignity at all times.
- 1.15. Greets patients in a pleasant professional manner
- 1.16. Identifies him/herself to the patient and shows ID badge.
- 1.17. Prepares patients for visit: vitals, height, weight, blood pressure, EKG, specimen collection (where applicable), phlebotomy (where applicable), INR (where applicable), pulse ox, spirometry, etc.
- 1.18. Documents in Epic history, family social, problem list, and medications.
- 1.19. Administers medications/vaccines via injections or orally.
- 1.20. Thoroughly explains ordered tests to patients.
- 1.21. Schedules medical testing at appropriate facilities and explains instructions to the patient.
- 1.22. Educates patients on prescriptions.
- 1.23. Assesses patient healthcare needs identifying changes in patient's health, using pertinent age-specific data.
- 1.24. Efficiently manages and routinely checks Epic in-basket.
- 1.25. Answers calls and return calls (in a timely manner) and provides pertinent information.
- 1.26. Obtains pertinent data gathered by designated caregivers to evaluate patient care and response to treatment.
- 1.27. Obtain pre-authorizations when necessary.
- 2. Personal Integration
- 2.1. Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
- 2.2. Demonstrates respect of others beliefs and values in a diverse workplace.
- 2.3. Acknowledges each individual's dignity and value to the unit/organization.
- 2.4. Continues to update knowledge on current national and evidence-based practice.
- 2.5. Effectively and efficiently allocates resources, including cost management activities.
- 2.6. Understands the role of nursing within Northeast Medical Group.
- 2.7. Provides mentoring of new staff member to promote effective tea relationships.
- 2.8. Projects a professional demeanor.
- 2.9. Maintains a consistent record of punctuality.
- 2.10. Maintains an acceptable record of attendance for a professional nurse per NEMG attendance policy.
- 3. Leadership
- 3.1. Accountable for decision making related to patient and staff safety.
- 3.2. Delegates work assignments and provides feedback to other clinical staff where appropriate.
- 3.3. Uses problem solving skills within the work environment.
- 3.4. Maintains knowledge of practice policy, HIPPA, current coding, OSHA regulation and CLIA regulations (where applicable).
- 3.5. Direct and provide clinical supervision to nursing staff as appropriate. Serve as a resource for LPN and RN students when indicated.
- 4. Communication/Collaboration
- 4.1. Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department.
- 4.2. Uses effective communication skills when working with others to create an atmosphere of collaboration.
- 4.3. Promotes teamwork and cooperation through open communication skills and problem-solving techniques.
- 4.4. Expresses self clearly, courteously, concisely, and intelligently.
- 4.5. Accepts suggestions and feedback from others.
- 4.6. Seeks opportunities for continuous professional development.
- 4.7. Attends 75% of staff meetings per year.
- 4.8. Remains informed about staff communication and events through meeting minutes and posted communications.
- 4.9. Maintains knowledge of practice policy, HIPPA, OSHA & CLIA regulations (where applicable).
- 5. Quality/Performance Management
- 5.1. Contributes to practice effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
- 5.2. Collaborates with coworkers to improve department efficiency.
- 5.3. Uses creativity and originality to create an environment of service excellence.
- 6. Teamwork
- 6.1. Embraces shared goals versus narrower interests; actively cooperative vs. competitive or non-committal.
- 6.2. Seeks to understand other's priorities and processes, and openly shares potentially useful information.
- 6.3. Understands the importance to the team/ group of consistently dependable work.
- 6.4. Recognizes and takes opportunities to help others through an already full workload.
- 7. Knowledgeable/ Accountable/Fiscally Responsible
- 7.1. Continually seeks ways to sustain and improve one's skills.
- 7.2. Grasps opportunities for feedback and coaching, as the means to contributing one's best.
- 7.3. Focuses on performance improvement as an opportunity for learning and an obligation for excellence.
- 8. Flexible/Open-Minded
- 8.1. Listens with an open mind to other's opinions in the spirit of finding and following the best ideas.
- 8.2. Willingly sets aside familiar techniques and procedures to learn a new, more effective approach.
- 8.3. Responds to sudden or frequent changes in assignments and priorities by seeking ways to adjust most effectively
- 8.4. Suspends judgment on policies and decisions, which present difficulties, allowing time to earnestly assess their pros and cons.
- 9. Treats people we serve as guests
- 9.1. 1 Welcomes patients, visitors, and staff in a warm, friendly manner; is courteous; makes eye contact and smiles; introduces self by name and, when appropriate, by position; addresses people by name whenever possible
- 10. Listens to patients, visitors and staff and acts promptly to address concerns.
- 10.1. Uses active listening techniques to understand other's needs and acts decisively to resolve problems.
- 10.2. Promotes teamwork between people and services.
- 11. Respects the privacy and confidentially of patients, visitors, and staff
- 11.1. Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion, eliminates gossip, does not discuss patient or hospital business in elevators or other public areas.
- 11.2. Is sensitive to issues of private space and personal dignity; always knocks before entering a room and introduces self when meeting someone for the first time; closes curtains and doors; provides robes and blankets as appropriate.
- 12. Presents a professional image.
- 12.1. Wears badge in a highly visible location; adheres to department dress code; makes sure that appearance is appropriate for professional role.
- 12.2. Practices good personal hygiene and grooming. Is neat and clean. Avoids cologne, perfumes, and after-shave lotions.
- 12.3. Communicates clearly and positively with coworkers and positively represents NEMG in the workplace and our community.
- 13. Answers the telephone professionally.
- 13.1. Answers the phone promptly following practice guidelines; introduces self and practice and as appropriate, offers assistance. Uses a pleasant tone of voice.
- 13.2. Is a good listener; focuses on caller's needs, clarifies as necessary; follows through on the caller's requests.
- 13.3. Uses communication technology appropriately (beepers, voice and email, intercom, overhead pages, etc.)
- 14. Maintains a clean and safe environment.
- 14.1. Keeps work area safe and clean; keeps hallways/doorways clear.
- 14.2. Corrects unsafe conditions if possible, or, reports them if assistance is required.
- 14.3. Uses equipment correctly and reports problems promptly.
- 15. Anticipates what services and information people need and takes action to provide it.
- 15.1. Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks ?May I help you?? Escorts them to their destination, if necessary. Encourages people to ask questions.
- 15.2. Minimizes the anxiety caused by waiting by explaining the reason for the delay to the patient. Communicates with the patient frequently.
- 15.3. Is sensitive to different cultural, emotional, and spiritual needs of people.
- 16. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interprets the appropriate information to provide the age appropriate care to patients
Graduate of in accredited school of nursing (Diploma, AD, BS, BSN)
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Diploma, AD, BS, BSN). 1-2 years experience working in a practice or hospital setting
RN in State of Connecticut or New York (where applicable) or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS)
Provides nursing care to the patient; recognizes changes in patients? condition and reports such changes to the physician. Utilizes and manages material resources in a cost-effective manner. Must be approachable, objective, and develop collaborative relationship with all levels of staff and clients.
MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids.
Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.
May be exposed to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental, and emotional illness. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care. Standing/ walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.