ID: 43871350 Shift: 3×12 Hr 6PM – 6:30AM Description: The RN Staff Nurse functions as a caregiver for a specific patient population in order to achieve desired outcomes. This position directs and oversees the care provided by other caregivers through delegation, validation, evaluation, and coordination. This position effectively coordinates patient care/unit activities among nursing peers, physicians and support services. The RN Staff Nurse reports to the Nurse Manager.• Demonstrates familiarity with the shared governance model, the philosophy of nursing and performance improvement.• Functions as a Registered Professional Nurse using the patient focused care model by consistently delivering safe and appropriate care to a specific patient population utilizing the nursing process.• Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychological and cognitive status.• Plans individualized patient care based on assessment and implements well defined interventions in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.• Evaluates patient’s response to interventions and make appropriate changes to achieve desired outcomes in progressing patients to a predefined length of stay.• Accurately documents the components of the nursing process per HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley policy.• Demonstrates respectful and effective communication with patients, families and colleagues.• Develops on emerging awareness of ethical issues and how they relate to clinical practice.• Demonstrates applied knowledge base in areas of policies, procedures, standards of care and medications by utilizing HackensackUMC@ Pascack Valley resources to deliver proper patient care and achieve desired outcomes.• Discusses care as it relates to evidence-based practice.• Recognizes and responds to opportunities to promote and market HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley.• Recognizes patient satisfaction issues and adjusts patient care delivery accordingly when appropriate.• Educates patient and families on disease self-management when appropriate, preparing the patient and family for discharge from the hospital. Documents education appropriately.• Adheres to the American Nurses Association Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.• Brings innovative ideas forward as a mechanism to improve patient care, efficiency or enhance the work environment.• Remains positive in the work environment, recognizing each individual’s contribution to the morale of the unit/hospital.• Actively participates on committees of the hospital either as requested or assigned by the nursing leadership as a mechanism for ongoing development.• Actively participates on committees of the hospital either as requested or assigned by the nursing leadership as a mechanism for ongoing development.• Maintains a familiarity with the National Patient Safety Goals and adheres to policies and procedures designed to comply with these goals and others aimed at improving patient safety in the hospital. Reports potential patient safety issues promptly. • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).• Work collaboratively with physicians and colleagues of the hospital creating an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect. • Adheres to the standards identified in the hospital’s organizational competencies. Schedule Notes:6P – 6:30ASkills: • 1-2 years NICU or Special Care Nursery nursing experience Previous Travel Preferred Required NICU NRP PATIENT CARE REGISTERED NURSE COLLECTION Additional DATA COLLECTION GOVERNANCE RNEducation: • Graduate of an NLN/AACN accredited program in nursing• • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), NRP required• PALS is preferred• Neonatal Nursing certification preferred;Languages: English Read Write Speak English(Speak , Read , Write)Job Category: Clinical-Travel Guaranteed Hours: 36.00 Contract Weeks:53

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