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.
As a core member of the Care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse practices as the patients nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level. Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Clinical Nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and Manager.
Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel.
Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.
- 1. Nursing Process
- 1.1 The Clinical Nurse II utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity. The Clinical Nurse II provides safe, effective evidenced based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. As a core member of the care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse II partners with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level utilizing the principles of patient/family centered care.
- 2. Clinician Patient Relationship
- 2.1 Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the nurse patient relationship.
- 3. Clinical Expertise / Problem Solving
- 3.1 Successfully performs technical skills.
- 4. Collaboration/Teamwork
- 4.1 In partnership with other team members, mobilizes resources to meet the needs of individual patients and families.
- 5. Practice Development / Positive Impact (improvement of the self and improvement of the practice of nursing)
- 5.1 Evidence of self development and positively influencing practice environment on a consistent basis.
- 6. Leadership
- 6.1 Evidence of self development and positively influencing practice environment on a consistent basis.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing., Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire.
After completion of at least one (1) year of practice consistent with the four domains identified in the RCAP CMP a CN II may be eligible to apply for advancement to CN III., An experienced RN who was hired at the CNII level may be eligible to apply for CNIII advancement after 6 months., All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion., Please see RCAP CMP for further details,
Special Skills: Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.
Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing, and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.