RN I - Yale Health Acute Care

Yale University New Haven , CT 06501

Posted 2 months ago

Essential Duties

1.Provides clinical care to the Yale community, including students, non- students and all Yale Health members. 2. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for every patient. 3.

Provides acute and on- going care advice for Adult Internal medicine population. Role includes care coordination as appropriate. 4. Ensures desired clinical outcomes are achieved through clinical excellence and adherence to evidence based triage protocols as well as Nursing standards of care. 5.

Achieves seamless delivery of out-patient care by involving colleagues, physicians, other clinical partners and staff to ensure commitment, alignment of goals, communications and cross-functional linkage. 6. Adheres to Yale Health patient safety standards in regards to medication administration, IV therapy, and all treatments and procedures performed in Acute Care. 7. Compliance with regulatory initiatives. 8.

A critical member of a care team that delegates appropriately based on a clear understanding of defined roles within the Acute Care setting. 9. Observes Yale Health HIPAA policy and confidentiality. 10. Trains, orients new staff when indicated and assesses competencies of department staff. 11. Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the nurse patient relationship, employing principles of patient/family centered care.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in nursing and minimum of 2 years of medical surgical nursing or critical care experience.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

Position Focus:

In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment in providing health services to its faculty, staff and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 47 years later, Yale Health has more than 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world. Yale Health has been continuously accredited by the Joint Commission since 2005 and is the proud recipient of Connecticut's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Innovation.

Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010 is where our members receive most of their care. it is a 144,000 square foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms, a 24/7 Acute Care Department, a 17-bed inpatient facility, a diagnostic imaging suite and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.

We are currently recruiting an RN to provide direct care to Yale Health members seeking unscheduled care in our Acute Care Department. In collaboration with our medical care teams, the RN provides high-level clinical assessment and triage to walk-in patients presenting in Acute Care as well as those calling in telephonically for medical advice.

Role utilizes significant clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills to determine appropriate level dispositions for each request and encounter. Adheres to evidence based clinical protocols and documentation. Requires ability to provide acute care support and interventions to chief complaints of high acuity and work with a team of emergency/urgent care clinicians.

Role includes high visibility to the university, providing care to visitors to campus as well as key members of university leadership, faculty, staff and all members of the Yale community. Population is international and reflects a diverse community. Role includes working as a member of the healthcare team, including supervision and delegation of responsibilities to support staff within the scope of practice for each role.

Serves as a preceptor to educate, orient and train new staff as required. Supports service excellence and adheres to strategic initiative and principles supporting patient and family-centered care.


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

CPR certification.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.



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