RN, Pre Op Holding Area, 5:00a to 1:30p
Emory Healthcare
 Atlanta, GA

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.
  • Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.
  • Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.
  • Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families.
  • Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process.
  • Demonstrates developed assessment skills.
  • Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes.
  • Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance.
  • Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart). Plans and implements patient care independently.
  • Utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care.
  • Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate.
  • Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs.
  • Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice.
  • Manages time effectively.
  • Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research.
  • Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care.
  • Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
  • Functions in a developing leadership role.
  • Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned.
  • Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor.
  • Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a focus on cost containment.
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills.
  • Reduces barriers to facilitate communication.
  • Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family.
  • Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition.
  • Has awareness of one's own values and how they effect interactions and relationships.
  • Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms).
  • Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations.
  • May seek assistance to resolve complex issues.
  • Respects and maintains confidential information.
  • Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth.
  • Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs.
  • Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice.
  • Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards.
  • Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation.
  • Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement.
  • Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
  • Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 12 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years.
  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.