REGISTERED NURSE III-WIP

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Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 30, 2017
Closes
Nov 29, 2017
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC 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. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. The RN III - WIP is an independent practitioner who functions as an identified resource to staff in a service area. Will provide comprehensive patient care to a variety of patients. Incorporate all members of the health care team in the planning and delivery of patient care. Will deal successfully with more complex clinical problems. Will demonstrate expanded knowledge base through participation in unit projects and activities.
Qualifications
Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduate from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 years of related clinical nursing experience in a comparable setting. Pediatrics experience preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

The licensed Registered Nurse will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at Children’s National and maintain proficiency requirements established by the unit. Must be able to perform charge nurse role. Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time. Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues. Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments. Care will incorporate best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia dependent upon location of practice.
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Functional Accountabilities

Structural Empowment

  • Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.

  • Initiate professional activities to enhance nursing practice.

  • Engage in active review of peers giving constructive feedback through timely participation in evaluations.

  • Role model adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; champion advancement of education and certification.

  • Orchestrate involvement of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with co-workers.

  • Serve as a resource as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
  • Transformational Leadership

  • Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent involvement or leadership in: committees, task forces and/or community outreach.

  • Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues.

  • Communication reflects development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs; makes suggestions for resolution of system issues.

  • Role model procedures for escalation of issues; utilize chain of command.

  • Demonstrate proper use of identified hand off processes; follow up on inconsistent practice related to handoff.

  • Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments.

  • Take the lead in implementing change and support management decisions.

  • Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
  • Exemplary Professional Practice

  • Analyze assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of database and plan of care within identified timeframes.

  • Role model excellent clinical skills with complex patients; care reflects analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions.

  • Direct prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs.

  • Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.

  • Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs; verify with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.

  • Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time.

  • Role model caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
  • New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements

  • Initiate ways to improve operations through quality improvement and implement related solutions.

  • Serve as a resource for current, new information or changes in specialty area.

  • Care incorporates best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature.

  • Mentor and precept new nurses in clinical specialties.

  • 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