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.
The Medicine unit is committed to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients and their families. The Medicine unit, comprised of 46 beds, specializes in the care of adult and geriatric patients with variety of medical conditions such as Stroke, Diabetes, COPD, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dementia, Dialysis etc. Patient safety is promoted through the video monitoring fall prevention program. The unit is moving towards becoming the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit and a Dementia friendly hospital. Medical/surgical certification and Geriatric certification are recommended for the nurses. Staff on our unit are involved in Shared Governance council and are supported in shared decision making model. The nursing care model is primary care system which consists of Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Unit Secretaries, Transition of care nurse, Clinical Coordinator and Nurse Manager.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Licensed and a currently Clinical Nurse in the State of Connecticut. All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire.
Med Surg experience preferred. Clinical Nurse is the basic level for new graduates and all registered nurses., All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion., Five or more years of clinical nurse experience
Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills.