Munson Healthcare Registered Nurse in Cadillac, Michigan
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
ï¿½ Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.
ï¿½ Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs.
ï¿½ Documents relevant data in a retrievable form.
ï¿½ Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents.
- Identification of Outcomes
ï¿½ Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment.
ï¿½ Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable.
ï¿½ Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals.
ï¿½ Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes.
ï¿½ Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented.
ï¿½ Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions.
ï¿½ Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery.
ï¿½ Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies.
ï¿½ Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate.
ï¿½ Documents the patient's responses to the interventions.
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
- Quality of Care
ï¿½ Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
ï¿½ Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare Participates in quality improvement activities.
ï¿½ 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.
ï¿½ Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.
ï¿½ Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level.
ï¿½ Supports and participates in Shared Governance activities.
ï¿½ Utilizes the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice.
- Practice Evaluation
ï¿½ Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
ï¿½ 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.
ï¿½ Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice.
ï¿½ Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues.
ï¿½ Complies with mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and meet job requirements.
ï¿½ Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence.
ï¿½ Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers as colleagues.
ï¿½ Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the clinical education of nursing students, other health care students, and other employees as appropriate.
ï¿½ Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
ï¿½ Utilizes the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses and the hospital ethics committee to guide practice.
ï¿½ Maintains patient confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters.
ï¿½ Acts as a patient advocate and assists patients in developing skills so they can advocate for themselves.
ï¿½ Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves patient autonomy, dignity, and rights.
ï¿½ Maintains a therapeutic and professional patient-nurse relationship with appropriate professional role boundaries.
ï¿½ Reports illegal, incompetent, or impaired practices.
ï¿½ Collaborates with the patient, family, and other healthcare providers for provision of seamless delivery of services.
ï¿½ Consults with other health care providers for patient care as needed.
ï¿½ Participates, as appropriate, in the organization's structures and processes.
ï¿½ Utilizes current research findings and current practice guidelines to strengthen patient care.
ï¿½ 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.
ï¿½ Uses research findings in the development of policies, procedures, and quality improvement efforts.
- Resource Utilization
ï¿½ Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care.
ï¿½ Assigns or delegates tasks consistent with organizational policies, procedures, legal, and regulatory requirements, according to the knowledge and skills of the designated caregiver
ï¿½ Provides leadership in the profession and the professional practice setting.
ï¿½ Supervises LPNs, techs, clerks, nursing assistants, and/or other appropriate categories for the care assigned to the patients for whom the RN is accountable.
ï¿½ Serves in the Charge Nurse role when needed on the unit.
Promotes advancement of the profession through involvement with professional organizations