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Registered Nurse (RN) - Pediatrics

Wellstar Medical Group • Kennesaw, GA • Nursing: Direct Care • 112263 • Days • Full-Time

Overview

The Registered Nurse Specialty functions under the direction of the Office Manager and/or Physician and is responsible for implementing the nursing process based on expanded knowledge and experience. The nurse is responsible for coordinating and providing safe patient care with an understanding and awareness of age appropriate and culturally aware needs. The nurse addresses the patient/family biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and education needs. The nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care in complex situations, coordination of patient care activities, staff development and professional self-development. The nurse is able to independently perform job functions.

Responsibilities

Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Exemplary Practice and Outcomes
    * Performs the Nursing Process (assessment; diagnosis; identification of outcomes; planning; implementation and evaluation) in the performance of clinical care using evidence base practice, uses analytical/critical thinking and ensuring that care is individualized; coordinating care through effective partnerships recognizing that caring is central to achieve optimal patient care outcomes
    * Provides relationship-based patient centered care that is consistent with population specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, disease, etc) in a manner that adapts service delivery to reflect an understanding of cultural diversity
    * Always partners with the patient and significant others (as appropriate) using such appropriate method for setting and purpose (e.g., bedside shift report; interdisciplinary rounds; just in time and planned patient teaching; keeping the patient and significant others updated and making the patient?s goals the focus of the plan of care.
    * Practices using current clinical practice standards.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
    * Coordinates the delivery and documentation of safe quality patient care that promotes the professional care delivery model. This includes, but is not limited to diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary communication methods (interdisciplinary rounds, case review, etc); completion of timely documentation and promotion of a respectful, inclusive clinical environment
    * Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration by practicing in a manner that is fiscally responsible and promotes the recruitment and retention of all healthcare team members.
    * Participates and supports performance improvement inclusive of all stakeholders, research and research utilization to promote safe, quality patient care including initiating and/or leading such activities as well as, promoting an inter/intra-disciplinary process and actively supports/participates in Clinical Champion Forum at the Medical Group level. .
  • Professional Development and Initiative
    * Completes all initial and ongoing professional competency assessment, required mandatory education, population specific education.
    * Serves as a preceptor and/or or mentor for other professional nurses (and staff or students for all disciplines) to ensure that there is a current and future qualified workforce; modeling the professional practice of nursing and creating a healthy work environment
  • Evidence Based Practice and Research
    * Promotes Evidence based practice, nursing research and performance improvement in nursing. Participates in activities such as value analysis as part of the decision-making process in evaluating patient care products.
    * Upholds all health care system/organizational policies and procedures and clinical competencies put forth by this job description and professional association including legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements and standards ensuring by way of example, such goals as TJC Patient Safety Goals and Wellstar Health Systems? safety absolutes
    * Participates in data collection, poses relevant clinical questions to advanced evidence-based practice. Consults appropriate experts and uses appropriate resources and evidence to address practice questions.
  • Resources and Support
    * Proactively plans for the care of patients across the care continuum in the course of giving direct patient care.
    * Participates in the development of protocols and procedures when called upon or through self-initiation in collaboration with care managers and other members of the health care team to achieve best practice outcomes (i.e., decrease in re-admission rates; avoidable days; adverse events; etc).
    * Supports efficient and effective use of human and material resources.

  • Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.

  • Qualifications

    Required Minimum Education

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing; Required and
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing Preferred
  • National certification in area of specialty Preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing; Required and
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred. Preferred

  • Required Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 1 year of direct patient care in an acute care setting Preferred

  • Required Minimum Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language; Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; Inter- and intra-departmental coordination of patient care activities; Delegation skills required; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential; Strong detail orientation required; Computer skills required; Personal time management skills are required; Compliance with the American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Professional Nurses is required; Demonstrates knowledge of and practices within parameters outlined in Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act.
  • Assessment skills required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • The individual must be able to communicate and understand verbal and written English language and display a positive attitude (see WellStar's 'Standards of Gold').

  • Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Reg Nurse (Single State) Required
  • RN - Multi-state Compact Required
  • Basic Life Support Required
  • BLS - Instructor Required
  • BLS - Provisional Required

  • Additional Licenses and Certifications

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