Catholic Medical Center | Manchester, NH
The Employer has temporarily removed this postingUnder the general direction of the Director and in accordance with standards of care and practice established by the Nursing Organization and, the specific department; the rules, regulations and/or standards established by the State Board of Nursing, The Joint Commission, and appropriate specialty organizations relevant to the patient population under care, the incumbent performs the following essential functions: Quality of Care/Performance Improvement Demonstrates quality nursing care and a commitment to the quality care processes as evidenced by: Assesses patients' physical and psychosocial status based on interview, examination and review of clinical data. Assesses potential for development of crisis situations and asks for assistance when deemed necessary. Reassesses patient status at established time frames and as indicated by the patient's condition. Based on assessment, analyzes relevant patient data and identifies nursing diagnoses/patient care problems. Communicates patient status and assessed needs to members of multidisciplinary team. Develops an individualized plan of care, including developmental and cultural needs, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team. Reviews and updates plan of care as needed. Uses the nursing process as a basis for developing, implementing and evaluating nursing interventions. Participates in patient-centered care with sensitivity and respects for the diversity of human experience. Performs technical skills as needed by specific clinical unit safely and competently. Implements medical diagnostic and therapeutic orders as directed. Manages complications of disease progression and invasive procedures. Documents plan of care, assessments and interventions and patient outcomes in an electronic medical record thoroughly, accurately, according to CMC Professional Nursing Practice Standards and ANA Scope and Standards of Practice. Reports status, including response to care, and changes in status as appropriate. Ensures calm, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients and their families, serving as an advocate when appropriate. Adheres to all safety, organizational and ethical standards according to ANA Code of Ethics. Implements elements of core measures in conjunction with Performance Improvement. Identifies & communicates need for new or revised policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. Identifies research as a resource in clinical practice. Stays current with new resources/knowledge/evidence. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing preferred. BSN strongly preferred. Experience: New graduate or less than 9 months nursing experience. Licensure/Certification: Current registration in the State of NH as a Registered Nurse. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.