This role is considered the minimum role for all nurses who have greater than 12 months experience. Provides and coordinates independent care to patients within a clinical specialty as a fully effective and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Provides independent care to unit specific patient population; serves as clinical resource for others, utilizes and integrates evidence into practice, functions effectively in roles specific to unit (as defined by each department/unit)
Accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care.
Accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.
Serves as an effective primary coordinating nurse; collaborates with interdisciplinary team to plan and coordinate care addressing patient/family needs. 5. Serves as clinical resource for others.
Assists in team development and evaluation of tenants of Patient and Family Centered Care , suggests methods for improvement. Participates in collection of data related to outcomes (e.g. hand offs, medication safety, etc).
Participates in implementation efforts addressing Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators (NSQI).
Participates and contributes to Performance Improvement, or Evidence Based Practice, or research at the unit level.
Complies with standards and participates with unit level activities for regulatory compliance.
Supports charge nurse decisions; performs charge role for assigned shifts as needed.
Assists in the development of clinical practice protocols and standards for unit.
Participates in unit-based process activities: Performance Improvement, Professional Development, Clinical Practice, Teamwork, etc.; assists in development of action plans and supports implementation.
Orients Clinical Nurse I to unit level decision making structure and councils.
Serves as preceptor, coach, mentor to new nurses and students. Contributes to ancillary personnel skills and development, attends educational offerings and in-services independently.