Clinical Nurse I: Pediatric Float Pool
Company: Albany Medical Center
Posted on: September 22, 2023
Department/Unit:Children's Hosp Float PoolWork Shift:Float
Pool_5_Day (United States of America)The Registered Professional
Nurse assesses, coordinates, plans, directs, implements and manages
the needs of
assigned patients throughout the episode of care with a focus on
progress toward discharge, including during
transitions within the acute care stay. The Registered Professional
Nurse is responsible for the delivery and
coordination of patient care provided by the caregiving team. S/he
assures that competent, compassionate
patient care is uniformly provided to customers including referring
facilities, hospital staff and patients in the
inpatient, ambulatory, and community settings.
** Registered Professional Nurses that participate in the Nursing
Professional Advancement Pathway (NPAP)
must progress from novice to competent within a specialty. Nurses
are eligible to apply for advancement to
proficient or expert status as outlined in the NPAP.Essential
Duties & Responsibilities, including but not limited to: A.
Mission, Core Values and Service Excellence: 1. Contributes to the
creation of a compassionate and caring environment for patients,
families and colleagues through displays of kindness and active
listening. Recognizes and appreciates that each employee's work is
valuable and contributes to the success of the Mission. 2.
Demonstrates excellence in daily work. Actively participates in
performance and quality improvement activities and works toward
enhancing customer/patient satisfaction. 3. Exhibits positive
service excellence skills to patients, visitors and coworkers by
greeting others in a friendly manner, keeping
customers/patients/colleagues informed about progress, delays and
changes. 4. Demonstrates effective teamwork by interacting in a
positive manner with colleagues and creating a collaborative work
environment. Initiates open communication, conveys positive intent,
offers assistance. 5. Contributes to a safe and secure environment
for patients, visitors, colleagues by following established
procedures and protocols, which address the needs of a diverse
patient population and workforce. 6. Demonstrates stewardship by
thoughtful and responsible use of resources including maintaining a
clean and hospitable environment, starting work on time, displaying
a consciousness regarding costs, supplies and department finances.
7. Demonstrates respect for individual differences of each person
by acknowledging the essence of each person, appreciating and
responding to unique, spiritual, personal and cultural backgrounds
of patients, families and colleagues. B. Assessment 1. Collects
pertinent data relative to the patient's health or situation. 2.
Integrates knowledge of evidence-based assessment parameters
(within defined limits) in care area. 3. Performs the skills of
observation, auscultation, and palpation (look, listen, and feel).
4. Prioritizes objective and subjective assessment data. 5. Focuses
re-assessment according the specific needs or condition of the
patient. C. Diagnosis and Planning 1. Analyzes assessment data to
identify patient problems, formulate expected outcomes, and
determine strategies for meeting the patient's individualized
needs. 2. Applies knowledge of disease processes to formulate
appropriate nursing diagnoses. 3. Documents problems, outcomes, and
planning of interventions using standardized terms and technology.
4. Collaborates with the patient, family, and interprofessional
team to formulate an individualized plan of care. 5. Demonstrates
time management by prioritizing care to meet patient and family
needs across the continuum. D. Implementation of the Nursing Plan
of Care 1. Implements strategies to address health promotion,
prevention of illness/injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation
of pain/suffering, and supportive care. 2. Performs/delegates
interventions according to the Nurse Practice Act and AMC
policy/procedure. 3. Works to develop technical skills, safe
patient handling, and infection control techniques. 4. Coordinates
care with the patient, family, interprofessional team, and
community-based resources to affect safe transitions in accordance
with federal and state regulations, utilizing the chain of command
as necessary. 5. Delivers patient/family education with respect to
culture, values, developmental level, and readiness for learning.
E. Evaluation 1. Evaluates patient progress toward attainment of
goals and outcomes. 2. Determines the effectiveness of
interventions and strategies based on patient response. 3. Uses
ongoing assessment data to revise diagnoses, outcomes, plan, and
implementation strategies. 4. Re-assesses structures, processes,
and timelines prescribed in the plan. 5. Documents significant cues
of patient improvement or deterioration based on the goals of the
plan of care. F. Education and Leadership 1. Practices ethically.
2. Collaborates with consumers of healthcare and other caregivers
in the conduct of care. 3. Serves as a charge nurse for the
unit/department, leading other caregivers within the professional
practice setting. 4. Seeks knowledge and competence that reflects
current nursing practice and promotes future thinking. 5.
Integrates evidence and research findings into practice. 6.
Contributes to quality nursing practice through participation in
unit/hospital committees and shared governance. 7. Serves as a
preceptor and competency reviewer, evaluating one's own and others'
nursing and patient care practice. 8. Utilizes appropriate
resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing
services that are safe, effective and fiscally responsible. 9.
Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.
Organizational Requirements: --- Maintain strict adherence to the
Albany Medical Center Confidentiality policy. --- Incorporate
Albany Medical Center Behavioral Standards and Guiding Principles
into daily activities. --- Comply with all Albany Medical Center
Policies. --- Comply with behavioral expectations of the
department. --- Maintain courteous and effective interactions with
colleagues. --- Demonstrate an understanding of the job
description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
--- Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs
of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service
standards. --- Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental
quality improvement activities. --- Participate in and successfully
completes Mandatory Education. --- Perform all other duties as
needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.Thank you
for your interest in Albany Medical Center!---Albany Medical is an
equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to
information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its
patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to
HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated
by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are
expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a "need
to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned
duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of
information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable
efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards,
shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected
from unauthorized access and modification.
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