Sr. Clinical Registered Nurse (CP&A)

Laurel, Maryland
Oct 30, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Clinical RN (CP&A) will be responsible to plan, assess and implement nursing care based on sound nursing judgements based on patient needs. Provide professional nursing care for physician’s office patients following established standards and practices. Work collaboratively with physicians and staff in delivery of patient care. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Act as Team Lead to administrative and clinical staff, provide oversight, training and guidance. All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children’s National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children’s National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.
Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
BSN of an approved school of nursing.

Minimum Work Experience
10 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 10 years in a clinical setting. At least 3 years in a medical office. Team lead or supervisory experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures and medical equipment. Human relations skills.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Functional Accountabilities

Professional Practice

  • Participate in Shared Leadership.

  • Contribute to Children’s National’s MAGNET Journey.

  • Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.

  • Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).

  • Participate in community activities.

  • Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested.
  • Patient Assessment

  • Identify patient/family concern or problem, based on data collection and assessment; determine acuity level (i.e., routine, urgent or emergent problem).

  • As appropriate, recommend care for the patient over the phone or in person; document the condition and have it reviewed by a physician; arrange for appropriate medical attention as needed.
  • Patient Services

  • Perform independent clinical assistance with the patient/family, include explaining procedures to the patient/family.

  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with physician’s orders (i.e. EKGs, lab work, such as throat cultures, urethral catherization, etc.).

  • Do radiological films, as requested by provider, and ensure that certification requirements are maintained.

  • Perform venipuncture and complete lab paperwork for reference lab; complete any other documentation.

  • Observe, record, and report patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physician.

  • Ensure all abnormal results are seen by physicians and notify patient/family of abnormal results, as authorized by physician; monitor abnormal results to ensure that patients are appropriately followed.

  • Intervene with patient flow to ensure patients are seen based on level of acuity; reassign staff as appropriate to ensure smooth patient flow.
  • Quality Control

  • Ensure adequate control of patient charts, including to perform quality control and quality assurance activities as mandated by the managed care insurance companies.

  • Ensure compliance with CLIA, OSHA and other regulatory bodies.

  • Train administrative and clinical staff in clinical care areas and set priorities in clinical care.
  • Recording and Reporting

  • Compile and condense technical and statistical data for reports and records.

  • Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

    Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things
  • Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
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