Under general supervision, assumes 24-hour accountability to
plan and provide direct professional nursing care for specified
patients throughout the entire episode of service delivery as
defined by population and unit. Provides nursing services to
patients and families in accordance with the standards of practice
of a professional nurse, CCMC policies & procedures, TJC, and State
& federal regulations. Reports to Nurse Manager.
CLINICAL PRACTICE - On a daily basis, demonstrates clinical
expertise and uses the nursing process to provide safe, appropriate
patient care to a defined patient population according to CCMC and
unit policies and standards.
POPULATION SPECIFIC - Demonstrates knowledge of the differences
and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from
neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with
UNIT LEADERSHIP - Delegates duties and tasks associated with
patient care to clinical staff according to hospital policy and
their scope of practice. As assigned, contributes to the leadership
of the unit by functioning as the Resource Nurse and/or by
participating in the professional development of others through
preceptor/mentor activities. Supports the unit/department's work
productivity and resource management activities.
DOCUMENTATION/COMMUNICATION - Completes all required
documentation in a timely manner, according to CCMC policies and
standards; necessary information is effectively communicated to all
members of the health care team.
PATIENT/FAMILY PARTNERSHIP & EDUCATION - Partners with child and
family in evaluating outcomes. Monitors, trends, and evaluates
patient/family responses to treatment. Provides appropriate
education to patients and families regarding all aspects of care
according to CCMC policies and standards; supports the
organization's efforts to patient/family education.
CCMC STANDARDS - Demonstrates support for the mission, values
and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent
with the CCMC Standards.
ASN required upon hire. BSN preferred upon hire and required
within 3 years of hire.