1.1.1 Performs all duties relevant to the orientation of nursing department employee and faculty/students from affiliating schools.
1.1.2 Plans orientation programs for Nursing Department employees based on current nursing research and clinical practice standards.
1.1.3 Implements all aspects of orientation program including teaching formal classes as part of monthly orientation of new employees, affiliating faculty and students.
1.1.4 Performs systematic follow-up procedure with all orientees to ensure competency of basic nursing skills and adequate integration into their particular clinical role.
1.1.5 Evaluates orientee's work performance and recommends employment continuation or discharge.
1.1.6 Conducts independent investigation of probationary employee incidents and imposes appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.
Participates in the planning, implementation, evaluation and revision of departmental educational programs, in-services, and workshops.
Educates staff to new health care technologies, changes in policies and procedures, and evaluates the effectiveness of such innovations.
Collaborates with Nurse Managers, Assistant Nurse Managers, Charge Nurses, Supervisors, Advanced Practice Nurses and/or Case Managers to assess and evaluate the ongoing learning needs and competence level of nursing staff.
Recommends employees for promotion and non-promotion.
Provides basic/advanced cardiac life support training for all levels of health care providers.
Coordinates nursing department programs as assigned from the following list:
a. Competency program
c. In-service Programs
Assists Nursing Department in maintaining Joint Commission standards in relation to staff nurse competency.
Develops, implements, reviews and revises annual competency program for nursing department employees.
Performs compliance reviews in relation to implementation of new departmental programs, e.g. model of care delivery and documentation system changes.
Provides staff with timely constructive feedback regarding their professional development through clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to educate staff in the provision of care appropriate to the patient age groups regularly served.
Conducts training for new and continuing employees and determines employee proficiency / competency for assignments.
Develops critical thinking skills of staff to facilitate their professional development along the novice to expert continuum.
2.0 Quality Improvement/Research
Identifies nursing phenomena and/or systems issues appropriate for study. Develops, leads, and participates in quality improvement activities that serve to demonstrate that proper implementation of current practice standards and protocols result in the provision of quality patient care. Selects and utilizes methods to analyze and evaluate nursing care for the purpose of determining the quality and efficiency of care delivery practices. Is knowledgeable of unit based QI projects and assists staff to identify appropriate follow-up interventions based on quality improvement findings. Utilizes quality improvement and research findings to enhance patient care. Demonstrates ability to conduct on-line literature searches and efficiently obtain and appropriately utilize necessary library resources.
3.0 Professional Development
Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in clinical practice. Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge of adult educational theory and teaching methods. Participates /leads departmental or multidisciplinary committees when requested and refers appropriate information to various departmental and hospital committees. Reviews information disseminated by nursing administration regarding key issues and impacting department / organizational functions.
4.0 Other Duties
Interprets/translates for patient/family/visitor when conversant in their native language as needed. Maintains a presentable appearance in accordance with dress code requirements including wearing a visible identification badge that identifies one's self as a registered nurse.
Performs all other related duties as assigned.
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