Bases care/decisions on Nursing Process of Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.
. Demonstrates thorough, accurate, and timely assessment.
Exhibits necessary response/intervention to changes in patient condition.
Provides and documents care consistent with hospital, departmental, and unit policies/procedures/protocols.
Demonstrates competence in clinical/technical skills performed.
Prepares patient/families for discharge by providing information/education on admission, throughout the hospital stay, and reviewing at discharge.
Displays/exhibits self directed growth by seeking educational opportunities to improve knowledge/skill.
. Contributes to planning, implementing and supporting progressive change, making suggestions to solve patient care or unit problems.
Assumes expanded responsibility at the request of the Team Leader or designee after necessary orientation/education.
. Assists with orientation of new staff.
Attends in-service presentations as assigned.
Attends unit/departmental meeting 75 of the time or as assigned.
. Demonstrates acceptable attendance and punctuality.
Participates in identifying or recommending areas for improvement.
Participates in quality improvement activities to improve patient care related to planned outcomes.
Completes assigned responsibilities in an efficient, timely manner.
.interacts in a manner conducive to team work and cost containment
Collaborates with other members of the health team regarding patient care needs and responsibilities, and delegates, as appropriate.
Communicates pertinent patient information clearly, accurately, concisely, and in a timely manner to other health care providers.
Directs concerns to appropriate persons within time frames suitable to the situation.
. Practice is consistent with:
Infection Control guidelines
. Provides for protection and support while moving, transferring or ambulating patients.
. Observes equipment for malfunction and takes appropriate action
Delivers patient care in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner respecting the patient’s rights.
. Honors individuals’ right to privacy, dignity, respect, and confidentiality at all times.
Confronts individuals/situations assertively and non-aggressively when necessary to ensure the rights of patients, self, and others are respected.
. Readily offers assistance to families, visitors, patients/residents, and colleagues.
Conducts interactions with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, other associates, and the public in a manner consistent with the intent of the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.