Roles & Responsibilities:
- Delivers patient care by incorporating the tenets of the professional practice model of Relationship Centered Care and through the application of the nursing process based upon theory, research, evidence-based practice, and approved organizational nursing standards.
- Assesses and evaluates patient care needs and applies critical thinking skills in patient care management.
- Integrates relevant assessment and intervention skills in the delivery of nursing care.
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care.
- Prioritizes all aspects of patient care including teaching, rounding, coaching, and planning “after hospital care” and delegating to others as appropriate.
- Educates patients and caregivers while anticipating needs and readiness to learn, about their plan of care, transition of care, promotion of health, and prevention of disease.
- Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, family and all members of the Interdisciplinary Patient Care Team.
- Manages assignments within the Care Delivery Model of Modified Primary Nursing and demonstrates allocation of material resources effectively.
- Role models the tenets of Mount Sinai Relationship Centered Care (MSHRCC) through facilitation of the following actions including, but not limited to, Admission Welcome, Bedside shift Report, HELP, AM/PM Care, 5 Minute Sit Down, Purposeful Hourly Rounding, Medication Review, Discharge Wrap Up, and MD/RN Unit Collaboration.
- Considers the patient’s values, preferences, cultural diversity, expressed needs and knowledge in all aspects of care.
- Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family.
- Uses evidence-based practices to increase understanding of patients’ perceptions of care.
- Initiates service recovery for patients and family members who have concerns and escalates to Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager/Nursing Shift Manager or Patient Relations as needed.
- Demonstrates caring, respect, compassion, empathy and active listening through dialogue, body language and actions.
- Supports staff use of evidence-based practices to increase understanding of patients’ perceptions of care.
- Conducts Purposeful Hourly Rounding (PHR) on assigned patients addressing the 4 Ps.
Quality and Safety
- Practices safe and efficient patient-centered care, identifying and escalating barriers and opportunities for improvement.
- Demonstrates clinical skills and knowledge crucial to quality and safety in the patient population served.
- Implements process improvement strategies based on institutional, evidence-based ensure and procedures.
- Engages in formal and informal peer and institutional review processes.
- Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to create and implement quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice activities and nursing research studies.
- Contributes to quality and safety practices and required compliance measures.
- Implements principles of high reliability to identify and avoid high risk behaviors to provide a safe environment for patients.
- Escalates potential safety hazards or gaps from best practice following institutional chain of command protocol.
- Utilizes institutional information technology by documenting nursing practice to support quality and performance improvement initiatives.
- Performs charge nurse duties as assigned.
- Coordinates with the Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager/Nursing Shift Manager to ensure supplies are appropriately utilized and inventory is sufficient for patient care.
- Escalates material or staffing resource deficits to charge nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager or Nursing Shift Manager.
- Demonstrates patient focused and cost effective approaches to patient care in terms of equipment, staff, supplies and all other resources.
- Documents in an accurate and thorough manner in compliance with hospital, regulatory and legal requirements and standards of care.
- Professional Development
- Contributes to the environment of care to support clinical colleagues, patients and their families and members of the healthcare team.
- Advances clinical competence in nursing practice to progress from novice to expert.
- Projects a professional image to colleagues and communicates with styles and methods that demonstrate caring, respect, compassion and empathy.
- Incorporates ethical principles into decision making for patient and family.
- Encourages and demonstrates a spirit of scholarship, inquiry, life-long learning and innovation for self and others.
- Acquires knowledge and skills relative to the role, patient population, clinical specialty and local and/or global health community needs.
- Participates in shared decision making through specialty practice councils, nursing department committees and unit initiatives.
- Serves as a professional role model and preceptor for new staff and students.
- Advances as a clinical leader through acting in the charge role, as a patient throughput facilitator and resource person for the unit/clinical service area.
- Articulates the values of research and evidence-based practice and its application to nursing practice and the environment of care.Contributes to the profession of nursing through participation in professional organizations.
- Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing preferred. Associate degree in nursing is considered only with relevant experience if approved by Chief Nursing Officer or designee
- Relevant clinical competence in area of nursing practice assigned; new graduates must possess current knowledge of the nursing process and its application
- Licensed as a registered nurse with current registration in New York State
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to Susan.email@example.com