SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.
SCOPE: To function at the direction of; and in conjunction with the Registered Nurse (RN); or providers (physicians; physician assistants; nurse practitioners; dentists; podiatrists; optometrists) in providing direct care to infant; child; adolescent and young adult patients and their families within the parameters of the Performance Standards for Practical Nurses.
Utilize the plan of care to provide nursing care to patients and families as assigned by, and in conjunction with the Registered Nurse (RN) or providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists). Obtains and communicates patient data for inclusion in the overall and ongoing patient assessment. Assist with the development of the plan of care and actively participate in patient care conferences. Provides direct patient care in accordance with current standards of practice and hospital and nursing policies, procedures and standards. Assists in care coordination or discharge planning; participates in patient and family teaching. Works collaboratively with interdisciplinary health team members.
Document results of care given and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness of care.
Provides for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information. Provides data, which will contribute to the assessment of a patient's needs, the organization's capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care within scope of practice.
Adheres to safety procedures appropriate to children's ages and developmental levels. Ensures that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families.
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
High school diploma or equivalent.
2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center