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Munson Medical Center Registered Nurse in Cadillac, Michigan

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. BSN Required or Agreement to Complete For those hired into an RN position after September 1, 2013, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date. Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable. Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care. Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred.

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

  • Assessment

? Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate. ? Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs. ? Documents relevant data in a retrievable form.

  • Diagnosis

? Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents.

  • Identification of Outcomes

? Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment. ? Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable. ? Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals.

  • Planning

? Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes. ? Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented.

  • Implementation

? Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions. ? Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery. ? Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies.

  • Evaluation

? Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate. ? Documents the patient's responses to the interventions.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Quality of Care

? Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. ? Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare Participates in quality improvement activities. ? Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. ? Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure. ? Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level. ? Supports and participates in Shared Governance activities. ? Utilizes the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice.

  • Practice Evaluation

? Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations. ? Engages in performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional development. Takes action to achieve identified goals. ? Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.

  • Education

? Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues. ? Complies with mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and meet job requirements. ? Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence.

  • Collegiality

? Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers as colleagues. ? Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the clinical education of nursing students, other health care students, and other employees as appropriate. ? Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.

  • Ethics

? Utilizes the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses and the hospital ethics committee to guide practice. ? Maintains patient confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters. ? Acts as a patient advocate and assists patients in developing skills so they can advocate for themselves. ? Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves patient autonomy, dignity, and rights. ? Maintains a therapeutic and professional patient-nurse relationship with appropriate professional role boundaries. ? Reports illegal, incompetent, or impaired practices.

  • Collaboration

? Collaborates with the patient, family, and other healthcare providers for provision of seamless delivery of services. ? Consults with other health care providers for patient care as needed. ? Participates, as appropriate, in the organization's structures and processes.

  • Research

? Utilizes current research findings and current practice guidelines to strengthen patient care. ? Participates in the identification and implementation of suitable research activities, which man include identification of a research question, participating in the conduct of research, and incorporating research as a basis for learning. ? Uses research findings in the development of policies, procedures, and quality improvement efforts.

  • Resource Utilization

? Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care. ? Assigns or delegates tasks consistent with organizational policies, procedures, legal, and regulatory requirements, according to the knowledge and skills of the designated caregiver

  • Leadership

? Provides leadership in the profession and the professional practice setting. ? Supervises LPNs, techs, clerks, nursing assistants, and/or other appropriate categories for the care assigned to the patients for whom the RN is accountable. ? Serves in the Charge Nurse role when needed on the unit. Promotes advancement of the profession through involvement with professional organizations

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