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Registered Nurse OR Spec IFMC

Fairfax Medical Campus 603252 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US
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Job Description

Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizing standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. The process for delivery of care is synthesized from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration. Ensures improvements in practice settings, by assuming responsibility for self-development in lifelong learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • Provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. All patient care and interactions are patient and family centered. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education.
    • Performs a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data and synthesizing the interrelationships of the data.
    • Formulates an individualized plan of care based upon assessment findings, interpreting trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
    • Supports and empowers patient and family as they progress through the healthcare continuum, from health promotion to end-of-life decisions.
    • Advocates patient rights from the patient and family perspective. Provides counsel and acts as a resource to resolve issues.
    • Anticipates ethical, spiritual, and cultural needs. Intervenes to maximize patient outcomes.
    • Coordinates health care and alternate services for patient and family transition planning.
    • Makes clinical decisions based on experience, patient population data, and intuition. Promotes the development of clinical decision making of all team members.
    • Documents all patient care activities, as per documentation standards, and assists healthcare team members with documentation. Evaluates the outcomes of documentation and contributes to performance improvement initiatives related to documentation.
    • Provides validation of clinical decisions for other staff members. Seeks validation from others for complex patients or unfamiliar situations.
    • Collaborates with the health care team and leads other disciplines to meet desired outcomes.
    • Mentors staff in understanding and advocating for the importance of utilizing Relationship-Based Care initiatives in nursing practice.
    • Evaluates the process to achieve outcomes. Anticipates patient variances and makes revisions to the plan of care.
    • Formulates an individualized plan of care for complex, emergent patients when on call.
  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates effective communication skills and assists in the resolution of conflict among health care team members, patients, and families.
    • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team and incorporates the expertise of the multi-disciplinary team to achieve patient outcomes.
    • Keeps informed of unit initiatives and incorporates the outcomes of the team and committee work into practice.
    • Delegates patient care activities, and coordinates unit activities.
    • Assists staff to assess the patients' learning needs and outcomes measurement of patient education. Accesses resources from all disciplines to achieve patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates willingness to give 100% and assists others voluntarily.
    • Works with the team to achieve maximum productivity.
    • When on call, initiates coordination of multidisciplinary resources, to support complex surgical patients in an emergent situation.
  • Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizing standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. The process for delivery of care is synthesized from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration.
    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
    • Incorporates research findings into nursing practice.
    • Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.
    • When on call, ensures resources are used appropriately and that the same standard of care is delivered.
  • Ensures improvements in practice settings, by assuming responsibility for self-development in lifelong learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving.
    • Demonstrates role model and leadership behaviors consistently. Acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to health care team members.
    • Identifies own learning needs and develops professional goals. Seeks opportunities to obtain education to enhance practice.
    • Collaborates in the development and implementation of an educational plan for identified needs.
    • Reviews self-development plan and professional goals. Seeks new knowledge toward the progression of professional goals.
    • Demonstrates evidence of self-development by obtaining a minimum of 6 formal contact hours.
    • Maintains own Employee Continuing Education Record.


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