Demonstrates the ability to use all components of the nursing process including assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating care to meet the patient needs.
Assesses patients according to department standards and anticipates changes in patients’ status.
Identifies obvious as well as subtle patient problems and/or abnormal assessments and appropriately reports and resolves.
Develops plan of care based on age specific assessment.
Involves patient and family and interdisciplinary resource to develop and revise plan of care.
Uses action plans, goals and time frames to produce desired patient outcomes.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age specific patient’s needs, including teaching and discharge planning. Documents care appropriately.
Provides assistance to others in implementing complex care.
Administers medications and treatments according to hospital policy and procedure and accepted standards of age specific care and department standards.
Communicates effectively with physicians, patients and families within their age specific categories, providing necessary information from the patient, family, other nurses, physicians and allied health care professionals.
Promotes a climate in which patients/families may act in their own interest and intervenes when they are unable to do so.
Assesses, reassesses and evaluates patient response to care.
Participates with patient/family and other healthcare provided in evaluation of patient outcomes.
Demonstrates leadership in handling daily activities on the unit.
Promotes and enhances collaborative/caring relationships.
Acts as a resource to team members.
Supervises assigned staff members, based on knowledge of the person’s job description and scope of practice.
Maintains a safe work environment by adhering to JCAHO, Title 22, hospital, departmental policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements.
Demonstrates efficient use of time and resources by working within established budget parameters.
Participates in identification and implementation of cost saving strategies.
Demonstrates commitment to department objectives and standards and in collaboration with the nurse manager, participates in at least one activity, project, to help the department/hospital maintain high quality, cost effective workflow and service to patient.
Participates in professional development.
Maintains clinical competencies according to departmental standards.
Demonstrates a commitment for self-growth and competency.
Participates in the review process by identifying, developing and implementing goals and action plan with nurse manager.
Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital and department communications / information and changes in practice.
Recognizes the importance of practice trends in nursing and participates in research/quality data collection.
Assists in modifying/improving practice based on clinical findings and literature.
Participates with the nurse manager in the development and implementation of department goals.
Other specific competencies that have been identified by the manager related to changes in departmental operations
License / Certification: Current California RN licensure, BLS required.
Experience: Six months experience as an RN in a health care setting
2 or more years of acute care experience
Electrophysiology experience; 2+ years STRONGLY PREFERRED