The clinician is an advocate for quality care and an inspirational and visionary role model for the advancement of professional nursing practice across the continuum of care. Provides direct patient care for a specified population. Partners with colleagues to achieve excellence in the delivery of patient care to designated population groups. The clinician promotes nursing professional practice through education, role modeling and clinical expertise. The clinician leads the planning, development and implementation of best practices and standard of care through the development of programs, policies, guidelines focused on continual quality improvement. Competencies include coaching and facilitation skills, research, ethical decision-making, fostering collaboration, consultation, clinical expertise and decision-making, excellent communication skills, flexibility and adaptability, creating linkages and efficient and effective use of human, financial and other resources.
Patient Care and Evaluation of Clinical Practice
Provides greater than 50 percent direct patient care which may include treatments, counseling, promoting self-care, patient education, or administration of medications.
Identifies and defines problems and opportunities in practice.
Analyzes practice initiatives accounting for safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency, efficacy and patient and family centeredness which ultimately improves health care outcomes.
Participates in designs and implements processes to evaluate outcomes or practice, practice patterns and systems of care within a practice setting and health care organization against national benchmarks to determine variances in practice, outcomes and population trends.
Uses information technology and research methods appropriately to: inform and guide the design of databases that generate meaningful evidence, analyze data, design evidence based interventions, predict and analyze outcomes, identify gaps in evidence for practice in partnership with Advance Practice Nurse Leaders (APNL) and Nursing Professional Practice Leader (NPPL).
Disseminates findings from evidencebased practice and research to improve healthcare outcomes.
Collaborates in the development of clear guidelines, performance standards, policies and procedures.
Knowledgeable and articulate in the professional scope and standards of practice.
Provides clinical decision support, advice and guidance to the clinical team by facilitating the transfer of research and best practice into clinical application.
Executes monitoring and evaluation plan for process or quality improvement endeavors in nursing practice provided by NPPL or APNL.
Collaborates with nursing staff and managers to coordinate human, environmental and material resources to ensure cost-effective care.
Employs consultative and leadership skills within and among professional teams to create change in healthcare, complex healthcare delivery systems and/or organizational issues.
Consults to make recommendations for systems and structures to support individual/unit/service professional and clinical development.
Demonstrates the ability to generate a broad array of options and nontraditional solutions.
Seeks to understand others through inquiry versus making conclusions.
Demonstrates ability to develop/build patient and partner relationships.
Respects and values work, personal skills and diversity of team members.
Supports others with risk taking regarding learning change and growth.
States clear expectations, delivers feedback on performance and recognizes barriers that inhibit motivation.
Negotiates toward optimal outcomes.
Creates an environment to improve capacity for learning and adaptation to change.
Uses advanced communication skills/processes that support open dialogue and shared meaning in leadership of quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in health care systems.
Communicates findings to key stakeholder and follows up with others to ensure closed loop communication.
Leads the development and implementation of integrated systems and processes to promote competency, excellence in professional and clinical practice and collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care.
Provides input into budget for clinical practice requirements and professional standards.
Participates and/or leads the development and review of policies and procedures across the continuum of care.
Participates with leadership in the development of operational plans as required and works collaboratively across programs and entities as required.
Employs a variety of strategies to engage staff adoption of change.
Supports and role models behaviors consistent with a healthy work environment.
Establishes an environment which promotes individual growth and job satisfaction and nurtures professional practice.
Builds effective teams by including key stakeholders within and across departments and entities.
Demonstrates expertise in group facilitation - define goals, roles and relationships; provides feedback and manages group to meet agreed upon goals.
Addresses issues in a timely manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers.
Supports the clinical and professional development of colleagues through mentoring and role modeling.
Participates in staff development and professional education supporting nurse continuing competence.
Provides mentorship as required and promotes and consults on evaluation of nursing practices, services and programs.
Works with education staff to develop implement and evaluate education strategies and programs supporting nursing practice.
Provides education to individuals, families, groups and communities.
Role models effective conflict management.
Works with the NPPL and/or APNL to disseminate and implement new evidence based practice into clinical environment
Works with the NPPL and/or APNL on the advancement of nursing by initiating, facilitating and/or participating in research activities relevant to the work of the organization.
Identifies research opportunities.
Role Model & fosters professional accountability in self or others.
Demonstrates flexibility in managing multiple demands and competing priorities efficiently.
Shares knowledge and expertise with peers.
Role models positive relationship and clinical practice behaviors.
Seeks and incorporates feedback regarding own practice.
Applies ethical principles when analyzing and assisting with concerns or issues.
Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related field. If a bachelor is not in nursing then must have a masters degree in nursing.
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