Professional care provider who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the nursing care of patients from admission through discharge. In collaboration with the patient and family, provides theory-based professional nursing care and coordinates care delivery with various members of the interdisciplinary team.
BSN preferred, Associate Degree from an accredited School of Nursing required; Bachelor’s degree enrollment required within 6 months of start date and completion within 3 years.
Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state or jurisdiction of the facility seeking employment, or Multistate Compact state or license eligible. CPR certification required by completion of introductory period.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Standard Job Duty: Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, safety standards, and MedStar SPIRIT Values. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Begins to collect and analyze the principles of patient-centered care based on the physical, psychological, socio-cultural, economic, spiritual, and life-style behaviors and efficiently leveraging available technology.
Provides relationship-based care that promotes continuous, consistent, efficient and accountable delivery of nursing care using the nursing process with a favorable focus on patient experience.
Identifies immediate requirements for care based on the nursing assessment.
Begins to incorporate evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery with a focus on quality and safety.
Recognizes ethical discourse in practice and patient care delivery, seeking appropriate resources for patient and family support.
Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and possesses a theoretical understanding and demonstrates the application of the universal ethical principles.
Individualizes patients plan of care, focusing on short term goals and identifying health teaching needs of patients and families.
Begins to prioritize and delegate tasks to peers and ancillary staff as appropriate to scope of practice and unit requirements.
Communicates the patient’s information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format.
Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Identifies actual and potential patient safety issues and acts accordingly while incorporating HRO quality and safety principles.
Practices problem identification and demonstrates critical thinking and clinical reasoning to establish new priorities for the patient’s plan of care. Follows the chain of command by consulting with other healthcare professionals and seeks assistance as needed.
Evaluates patient progress towards short-range goals and revises nursing interventions as appropriate.
Initiates and monitors discharge planning activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
Engages in professional growth and development through reflective practice from performance feedback and participates in entity professional development activities.
Supports and contributes to the unit, department, entity, and organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision, and values.
Standard Job Duty: Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
Standard Job Duty: Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
Standard Job Duty: Performs other duties as assigned.