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Henry Ford Health System Registered Nurse - Family Medicine - Detroit Northwest - Full Time - Day Shift in Detroit, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides leadership in the coordination and delivery of quality compassionate patient care. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and family. Effectively communicates with the health care team. Demonstrates clinical competence.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Physical Assessment:

  • Performs physical assessment on patients as determined necessary and/or designated by a physician/physician extender.

  • Examines wounds/injuries and reports status to physician/physician extenders.

  • Recognizes significant and common abnormal laboratory results and changes in health status, and takes appropriate action. Communicates information to physician/physician extender.

  • Performs rounds to evaluate patients.

Psycho-Social Assessment:

  • Performs assessment of: health habits (smoking, alcohol use, dietary, drugs); safety issues (safety of home, driving, seat belts); availability of support systems (family network, coping mechanisms);

  • Observes and reports emotional stability of patient to physician/physician extender.

Diagnosis:

  • Reviews lab and x-ray data, and notifies physician/physician extender of abnormal results.

  • Develops and evaluates nursing patient care treatment plans, based on nursing diagnosis.

Clinical Practice:

  • Seeks to understand and incorporate both safe practices and evidence-based practices into daily nursing care.

  • Directs and delegates nursing care based on patient acuity and staff competency that is consistent with the nurse‚Äôs obligation to provide optimum patient care.

  • Performs resuscitative procedures.

  • Performs diagnostic procedures.

  • Documents care in EHR.

Triage:

  • Triage occurs via the telephone or through direct patient contact.

  • Assesses patient complaints, and advises patients, according to established protocols.

  • Directs patient to appropriate care area upon completion of triage evaluation.

  • Refers patient to home health care and community agencies.

Consultation:

  • Initiates social services and Home Health Care referrals.

  • Resolves patient complaints, or refers complaint to appropriate others for resolution.

  • Collaborates with other disciplines as necessary regarding patient condition.

  • Collaborates with family and community resources for patient home care, upon direction or within a protocol.

Quality Assurance:

  • Participates in departmental/divisional Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Programs.

  • Maintains compliance with regulatory standards regarding practice, environment and documentation.

Research:

  • Implements research using protocols developed by the governing institution.

  • Collects data for research.

Education:

  • Designs teaching materials or utilizes prepared materials to teach patients, according to established protocols.

  • Enhances personal professional development through the review of current literature, attendance at educational programs, and participation in professional organizations.

  • Provides education for staff, colleagues, patients, and /or families

  • Precepts new staff and students as requested

  • Provides and documents individualized patient and family education.

Other:

  • Upholds goals, policies, procedures, and expectations of Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG).

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Assurance Program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of HFMG.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing and current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.

  • Successful completion of HFMG Pharmacology test.

  • Current BLS or ACLS certificate per HFHS policy.

Experience:

  • Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans.

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of professional nursing services.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and medical group personnel.

  • Basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.

Must possess the following personal qualities:

  • Be self-directed

  • Be flexible and committed to the team concept

  • Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn

  • Be open to new learning experiences

  • Accepts and respects diversity without judgment

  • Demonstrates customer service values

Working Conditions:

Works in a patient care setting with possible exposure to communicable diseases.

May require heavy lifting of patients and/or equipment.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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