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Clinical Nurse

Reference Number: RKPACN18

Clinical Nurse
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Philadelphia, PA
duration  3.5 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Government - Local
Job Description

Job Description:

Clinical Nurse

Follows the nursing process to deliver safe, compassionate, and culturally effective care.
Gathers and recognizes/synthesizes assessment data to determine the patient/family plan of care, pertinent data to be shared with care team, and tasks to be delegated.
Recognizes and/or seeks resources to recognize clinical changes that are indicative of patient deterioration; utilizes the CAT team when appropriate.
Collaborates with the patient, family and multidisciplinary team to coordinate all facets of patient care.
Care is coordinated across the continuum – understands and utilizes case management resources.
Recognizes and addresses situations which present ethical dilemmas and/or moral distress. Takes steps to actively address the situation. Seeks resources as needed to resolve the situation.
Demonstrates competence in teaching patients/families and progresses to an expert educator of patients/families.
Evaluates and documents the care provided on each assigned shift.
Accountable for the rapid adoption and implementation of clinical practice changes into own practice.
Documents the evaluation of nursing interventions and outcomes of nursing care utilizing hospital standards, policies and procedures.
Consistently follows safe hand-off practices as defined in patient care standards and procedures.
Effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques and good listening skills are used to empathically communicate with patients/ families, and colleagues.
Encourages patient/family self-advocacy.
Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds and/or meetings and makes recommendations to the plan of care that reflect nursing goals, interventions, and expected outcomes. Revises the plan of care according to the patient care decisions made on rounds.
Incorporates evidence-based practice into direct clinical care in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Develops and implements effective partnerships with members of the ancillary staff; delegates tasks effectively to assure comprehensive nursing care is provided.
Develops and sustains professional, well- boundary, therapeutic relationships with patients and families in which all actions are in the best interest of the patient and family and there is no personal gain at the patient/families expense.
Models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image of professional nursing.
Expands clinical judgment and critical thinking skills with increased experience
Practices within a shared decision-making environment. Familiar with and participates in Shared
Governance council activities at the unit and/or department level. Progresses to leading council activities at the unit and/or department levels.
Well informed about the Professional Advancement Program (PEAK) and considers the opportunity to participate.
Demonstrates healthcare informatics competency to manage patient care, outcome data, and current and emerging healthcare technology.
Understands nursing sensitive outcomes and knows how to navigate the nursing scorecard. Participates and/or leads improvement initiatives to improve outcomes.


Registered Nursing License in the client
BLS required.

Required Education: Graduation from ACEN and/or CCNE accredited school of nursing or college.

Preferred Education: BSN

Required Experience: Minimum of 1 year minimum of pediatric experience. Minimum of 1 year minimum of CICU experience.

Shift: Day/Night Rotation or Straight Nights. Every other weekend. Holiday Commitment. 0.9 posting - 36 hours a week, 3 x 12 shifts per week
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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