Employer: Northwestern Medicine
Job Title: Clinical Nurse – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Practices in accordance with the patient centered care model.
- Develops an individualized age-specific culturally sensitive nursing plan of care for the patient that is based on the nursing process.
- Incorporates the role of patient advocate into the plan of care.
- Uses a team approach to develop and achieve daily patient-centered individualized care goals.
- Acknowledges and values the contributions of the patients significant others as an integral part of the plan of care.
- Identifies potential conflict situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels.
- Promotes and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
- Protects patients by maintaining a safe environment.
- Advances clinical expertise, as demonstrated through pursuit of informal and formal continuing education opportunities and obtaining specialty certification when eligible.
- Continuously enhances skills and abilities to ensure the highest quality patient care.
- Shares knowledge and expertise through educating team members, patients and students.
- Demonstrates critical thinking by integrating theoretical knowledge and expertise to pose relevant clinical questions when evidence and practice differ.
- Identifies priorities, sets realistic and measurable goals, prescribes and implements nursing interventions in a safe and timely manner.
- Develops and implements individualized education plans for patients and families using suitable instructional materials and methods.
- Evaluates and documents the patients responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualizes the plan of care based on the evaluation of findings.
- Identifies situations that require further intervention and escalates appropriately; consults appropriate experts and resources when needed.
- Participates in the formation, implementation and evaluation of team goals.
- Appropriately delegates and supervises interventions to implement the plan of care.
- Conveys complete, timely and accurate information at hand off at the bedside or any hand off.
- Adheres to ethical standards of practice.
- Participates in one or more volunteer initiatives annually - Northwestern Medicine organized or on his/her own.
- Consistently demonstrates interpersonal connections with patients and families from introduction through discharge.
- Proactively responds to patient concerns such as speaking to patients about possible/expected delays in plan of care.
- Treats patients, families, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity.
- Facilities recovery and where appropriate helps ensure a peaceful death for patients.
- Is a member of a professional organization or participates on a Northwestern Medicine committee or taskforce at the hospital-wide, departmental, or unit level.
- Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments.
- Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and education reflecting knowledge and understanding of current nursing practice.
- Serves as a community mentor for team members.
- Serves as a preceptor for new team members.
- Participates in the peer feedback process by conducting a constructive assessment and evaluation of peer performance.
- Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence.
- Participates in the development of policies, procedures and systems to support safe and effective care and advance nursing practice at NMH through the Shared Leadership Process.
- Assumes personal responsibility for meeting internal (i.e. Best People profile, ELMs, CPR, and health requirements) and external regulatory and accreditation requirements.
- Identifies opportunities for innovation and quality improvement; participates in innovation projects and the quality improvement process, including unit based quality committees.
- Demonstrates accountability to Northwestern Medicine strategic, operational and fiscal goals.
- Exemplifies a professional image in appearance and communications.
- Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing through an ongoing analysis of resources.
- Professional Organizations, literature, electronic resources, etc.
- Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing .
- Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or higher.
- Current State of Illinois, Registered Professional Nurse license.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR through American Heart Association.
- Analytic ability (conceptual and quantitative).
- Oral, listening and written communication skills.
- Strong human relation skills to interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations.
- Use of a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.
- Experience in specific clinical area.
- Nursing specialty certification, if eligible.