SCOPE OF POSITION The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the care of the assigned patients and directs others to assure Patient-Centered Care which is based on patient needs, values, and choices. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously within the scope of professional standards, the rules and regulations established by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and knowledge of the policies and procedures within Mountain States Health Alliance. He/she has a working knowledge of the nursing process and demonstrates skill in developing and guiding collaborative collegial practice that delivers safe competent care. He/she demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of the diverse cultural backgrounds of our patients and caregivers.
The position involves maintaining current knowledge of evidence based nursing practice and the ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the implementation of all phases of the nursing process. He/she actively participates in patient care quality and performance improvement through data collection, aggregation and analysis of relevant key indicators of quality (KIQ's). This commitment to quality results in the development and implementation of action plans to include the monitoring of the effectiveness of improvements. (Hold the Gains).
The RN serves as a professional role model as a caregiver, mentor, teacher and resource for peers and other providers. He/she demonstrates competency in the care of the (circle all that apply): Neonate, Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric patient . MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work. Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI).
The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP Reports directly to the Clinical Nurse Manager/Unit Leader and the Director of Nursing . The competency and practice of point of care testing is under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Medical Director and/or designee per regulatory rule #1200-6-3-15 Alternate Site Testing, Section (1) (c), 9 of the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board Division of Health Related Boards. This practice is a collaborative process with the Laboratory and Nursing leaderships .
EDUCATION EXPERIENCE The RN is a graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of an AD degree and is currently licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the appropriate state. Must be able to complete job related competencies as deemed necessary to the performance of the RN role in the nursing department of employment. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Plans and conducts a minimum of two hours of job related education programs.Obtains 12 hours educations credit.Verbalizes understanding of Shared Governance Model and willingly serves on at least one Shared Governance, hospital committee, task force, or project to improve patient care or work area.Identifies relevant patient care and/or nursing practice KIQ's (key indicators of quality). This is achieved by using PDCA methodology and the appropriate data collection, aggregation, analysis and trending in the demonstration of measurable improvement outcomes.Attends 75% of staff meetings and reads 100%.