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Clinical Nurse I: Pediatric Float Pool

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , Clinical Nurse I: Pediatric Float Pool, Healthcare , Albany, New York

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