This role is designed for the clinical nurse who have at least 12 months experience in the Operating Room with solid knowledge and clinical skills. Provides and coordinates independent care to patients within a clinical specialty as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team. This nurse will work in Operating Room and will perform the following:
Provides independent care to unit specific patient population; serves as clinical resource for others, utilizes and integrates evidence into practice, functions effectively in roles specific to unit.
Accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care;
Accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance;
Serves as an effective primary coordinating nurse; collaborates with interdisciplinary team to plan and coordinate care addressing patient/family needs;
Serves as clinical resource for others;
Supports charge nurse decisions; performs charge role for assigned shifts as needed;
Follows and supports the AACN guidelines for Healthy Work Environment (communication, collaboration, effective decision making, recognition, leadership, staffing); participates as team member focusing on elements within the Healthy Work Environment;
Assists in the development of clinical practice protocols and standards for unit;
Participates in unit based process governance activities: Performance Improvement, Professional Development, Clinical Practice, Teamwork, etc.; assists in development of action plans and supports implementation;
Orients Clinical Nurse I to unit level governance structure and councils;
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Responsible for maintaining competencies required for the patient care setting; focus on advancing own professional development;
Ability to practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Role of the Professional Nurse Job Charter/Description;
Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrates effectiveness as a multidisciplinary team member;
Ability to learn and use computer systems in order to manage patient information;
Ability to participate in team-building efforts on units; supports and models teamwork;
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served; Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.
Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives;
Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety; Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority;
Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Graduation from an accredited nursing education program approved by the Board of Nursing or found by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the programs in Maryland. Currently licensed as an RN in the state of Maryland. Successful completion of a refresher course within past 6 months if nursing practice has not occurred within the past 5 years.
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