In patient Wound Care Registered Nurse
A Level II Nurse (RN II) in the Adventist HealthCare Professional Career Advancement Program reports directly to the Clinical Nurse Manager and is independently responsible for the safe and effective delivery of patient-centered care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. The RN II educates patients and family through the continuum of care while also striving to advance their own knowledge and skills through careful consideration of feedback and guidance provided by more senior nurses and the Clinical Nurse Manager. They serve as role models to Level I nurses and use electronic resources to support best practices in patient care. The RN II demonstrates professionalism, adheres to ANA standards of practice, and exemplifies the Adventist HealthCare values as they fulfill our nursing mission and vision. The ability to use equipment and technology correctly, to delegate non-nursing duties appropriately, and to maximize efficiency and effectiveness are key RN II competencies.
Strong critical and strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills
Organization/time management skills
Excellent communication skills
Values diversity and team work
Demonstrates integrity; is ethical in conduct and decision making
Demonstrates initiative, creativity, and flexibility
Tolerant of change and ambiguity
Demands accountability of self and others
Principle Duties and Responsibilities (competencies):
Develops a plan of care according to patient population.
Identifies impending changes in patient condition accurately and initiates corrective action.
Mentors students, colleagues and team members in patient-centered care.
Conducts purposeful rounding from patient and family perspective.
Conducts efficient literature searches and applies findings appropriately to practice.
Identifies opportunities for improvement in clinical care and participates in change of practice based on evidence. i.e. participates in wound prevalence study
Interdisciplinary Care Team Vitality
Creates a work environment that promotes cooperation, respect and trust among team members.
Acts with integrity, consistency and respect for different views and communication styles.
Engages effectively in teamwork and team building processes.
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Participates in error analyses and system/process improvements.
Uses established safety resources for professional development and to help ensure safe practices, e.g., PDCA huddle, restraint concurrent audit, falls huddle, and infection control reports.
Participates in the collection of data on clinical unit to improve care delivery and outcomes, e.g., patient care audits, pain reassessment and documentation, and care planning.
Actively seeks information about quality initiatives in own organization and care settings and applies information to practice.
Use of Information Technologies
Uses electronic resources and databases to enhance knowledge and support best practices
Acts as a super user or provides “Just in Time” training to end-users.
Adheres to ANA documentation standards and AHC documentation policies; and ensures that the patients story is reflected in the documentation.
Critical Thinking and Innovation
Demonstrates purposeful, informed, outcome-focused (results-oriented) thinking that is guided by professional standards, ethics codes and laws.
Applies critical reasoning and judgment in patient care delivery.
Uses critical thinking skills to make clinical judgments and individualize patient care.
Value Added Care
Delegates non-nursing duties appropriately (to appropriate person at appropriate time).
Demonstrates efficient use of resources (materials and time).
Utilizes care delivery tools in order to deliver safe, timely care and interventions to patient (e.g., SBAR communication tool, POSS scale, RRT, interpreter services).
Other Duties as Assigned
Required Licenses and Certificates:
Current Maryland State nursing license
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
ACLS, PALS, NRP as required by specialty area
Required Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Passing score on NCLEX
Experience: 1 to 3 years (qualified to sit for specialty certifications)
This is a full time Monday-Friday position.
Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, We will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.
We will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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