GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direction of the director, assumes a leadership role in the overall functioning of the unit. An experienced Registered Nurse, who is accountable for facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, patient flow, staffing, resource utilization, and problem solving. Assists the director in monitoring and evaluating staff performance based on established standards of care.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical Excellence 1. Assists staff in applying the nursing process in the management of patients with complex needs. 2. Demonstrates accountability for patient care delivery and promotes accountability among all staff. 3. Promotes high work standards and quality performance of self and other staff members. Holds self and others accountable. 4. Provides expert nursing care to a select group of patients. Acts as a resource to nursing staff and students. 5. Supports and participates in collaborative rounding within an interdisciplinary framework of care 6. Assists in identifying educational needs of the unit staff and works collaboratively with Professional Practice Department. 7. Responds to changes in the internal and external environment that impact patient care 8. Participates in annual competency development 9. Up-dates nursing policies to reflect current practice 10. Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary team to review and update treatment protocols.
Patient and Family Centered Care 1. Demonstrates the principles of exceptional patient experience that has the following characteristics: â�¢ Patient centered â�¢ Safe, effective and timely â�¢ Equitable and efficient â�¢ Communication and shared information â�¢ Collaboration â�¢ Partnership with patient and family that enhances their independence and control 2. Provides individualized assistance to oncology patients, families and caregivers to identify and minimize barriers to care. 3. Proactively collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to produce timely patient access to appropriate resources. 4. Attends patient care conferences and follows up to facilitate care as appropriate. 5. Anticipates and solves patient clinical and customer service needs while addressing long term solutions 6. Facilitates communication and collaboration with co-workers, other disciplines and other departments in identifying customer service needs. 7. Ensures staff acknowledge the patients, makes amends and promotes service recovery. 8. Implements action plans that will improve or enhance the patient experience. 9. Conducts medical record reviews and patient care rounds to ensure that population specific care is delivered to patients.
Finance 1. Provides and monitors staffing based on established budget. 2. Coordinates unit based staffing assignments on a shift basis to achieve high quality and cost effective care. 3. Demonstrates patient first and cost effective approach to patient care in terms of equipment, staff, supplies and all other resources. 4. Anticipates staffing needs for subsequent shifts and makes necessary arrangements for coverage.
Human Resources 1. Accountable for the coordination of care on the unit to achieve desired outcomes while delegating tasks and assigning care based on individual or group strengths and potential. 2. Provides ongoing feedback to Director re: staff performance and gives input into annual performance evaluations of nursing staff. 3. Holds staff accountable to practice according to established standards
Safety and Regulatory 1. In collaboration with Security assures safety and security of staff, patients and others. 2. Assists in unit implementation of performance improvement initiatives. 3. Monitors clinical practice and addresses safety regarding nursing practice, environment and equipment. 4. Participates in environment of care rounding in addition to Tracers 5. Familiar with service line metrics/dashboards in striving to provide safe and appropriate care along with best practices 6. Conducts random audits on new nursing work flows, nursing documentation, and new programs 7. Holds staff accountable for reporting unsafe practices using established methods
Leadership /professional Development 1. Champions new initiatives and helps departmental or hospital wide committees/task forces. 2. Supports opportunities for professional growth and development of staff 3. Supports and is involved with the Preceptor Program, developing our nurses of the future 4. Responds to requests for assistance regarding educational needs 5. Communicates with Professional Practice Department re: educational and developmental needs of staff 6. Maintains responsibility for personal professional growth and development. 7. Demonstrates effective 2 way conversation with staff.
Qualifications/Experience Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Associates Degree/Diploma with certification in area of specialization or matriculation in a BSN program, BSN preferred 5 years of clinical nursing practice in Oncology Oncology certification preferred
SPECIAL SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE: Proficient with customer service principles and patient and family centered care Excellent verbal communication skills and evidence of collaborative practice Demonstrates excellent teamwork and collaboration and maintains high standards of professional practice Understanding of regulatory standards
Job: Nursing Assistants and PCA
Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2105015044
About Saint Vincent Hospital
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