National Jewish Health Staff Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver, Colorado

This position is 24 hours per week.General SummaryIndependently plans and provides general nursing care for patients andfamilies in the ambulatory outpatient care setting utilizing a systematicapproach incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, andevaluation. Practices in accordance with physician orders, establishedpolicies and procedures, and the values stated in the National Jewish Healthand the Department of Nursing vision and mission. Provides nursing serviceswithin the scope of the RN as defined by the Colorado Board of Nursing.Participates in orientation of new staff.Essential ResponsibilitiesPerform the following basic competencies: Provision of age-specific care,completion of general nursing competencies through the annual skills review,and any unit-specific competencies (if applicable, see addendum)Utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation,evaluation) incorporating interdisciplinary needs, patient/familygoals, and cultural/spiritual beliefs.Develops and documents a plan of care in collaboration with patient, familyand other health team members identifying actual and potential patient careneeds. Updates to plan of care are documented approved format.Performs procedures and techniques involved in administering routine andspecial treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish HealthPolicies and ProceduresAccurately documents nursing activity and the patient's response to nursingintervention using approved format.Formulates, documents, and updates an individual teaching plan includingbut not limited to disease process and appropriate use of medications.Demonstrates effective patient teaching skills using one-on-one interventionsand written National Jewish Health supportive material.Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and concernsfor patients and their familiesManages a typical patient assignment, setting priorities, organizingactivities, and utilizing available resources. Anticipates, initiates,and coordinates prescriptions/orders/referrals.Integrates, prioritizes and acts upon simultaneous sources of informationrequiring the attention of the professional nurse.Manages telephone communications including: assessing patient needs over thephone; providing appropriate advice; directing patient to appropriatelevel of care; communicating status to physician; addressing prescriptionrequests; documenting actions in approved format.Demonstrates commitment to patient safety. Assesses variances andcommunicates through appropriate channels. Activates and respondsappropriately to emergency situations according to established policies andprocedures.Communicates in a constructive and positive manner. Uses effective listeningskills and supportive verbal and non-verbal communications that convey respectand understanding.Addresses conflict directly with the individuals involved in a manner thatcontributes to effective resolution for all involved.Demonstrates patient/family advocacy. Includes them as members of thehealth care team in identifying care needs and determining actions forresolution.Demonstrates professionalism as evidenced by positive problem solving,utilization of available resources and respecting/acknowledging team effort. Assumes Charge nurse responsibilities ( if applicable to specific unit)Adjusts effectively to changes in priorities and circumstances. Generatesfeasible ideas and solutions for improvement.Demonstrates knowledge of and supports changes in practice and initiatives ofNational Jewish Health implemented to improve quality of care.Participates in the development of unit standards, policy and procedures.Maintains attendance per policy while minimizing overtime. Utilizes work timeefficiently to contribute to the department's productivity.Supports financial initiatives of the institution, department, and unit.Participates in own professional development' Identifies learning needs andseeks appropriate assistance and educational offeri