Registered Nurse Ambulatory PD

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Clinic Administrator or Physician and according to established procedures provides care to patients and families. Responsible and accountable for the care provided regardless of whether it is provided solely by said nurse or if by the nurse and others under his/her supervision. Implements and coordinates the steps of the nursing process involves the patient in decision making relative to care and is responsible for making nursing care judgements and acting upon them. Collaborates with Physicians in the management of prescribed medical plan of care. Involves implementation of the physician prescribed regimen evaluations of patient response to the regimen and communication to the Physician of changes in the patient�s status. Functions under protocol which extend responsibilities for medical management activities. Coordinates the patient plan of care with nurses Physicians and other member s of the Health Team and agencies within the community to provide an integrated and comprehensive approach to care delivery. Responsible for participating in educational quality assurance and research activities. Additionally the Registered Nurse acts as a consultant sharing his/her clinical expertise and knowledge with other health care providers and members of the community. Performs clinical management functions specifically delegated by the Clinical Manager. The nurse participates in organizational planning and decision making which affects patient care and Ambulatory Service operations. The Registered Nurse also participates in related nursing medical and hospital committee activities. Practices within the framework of the philosophy objectives policies procedures and standards of the Hospital and his/her specific Ambulatory Service.

 

Responsibilities:
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.



Responsible to the Clinical Manager meets and maintains competence as defined by the clinical service experience and credential requirements provides nursing care to patients.



Implements and coordinates the steps of the nursing process assessment diagnosis goal setting prescription intervention and evaluation.



Delegates supervises and coordinates nursing care activities provided by personnel assigned to assist in the provision of nursing care such as but not limited to Licensed Practical Nurses Nurses Assistants Orderlies and Technicians.



Implements the prescribed medical regimen evaluates the patient response to the regimen and advises the physician of changes in the patient�s condition.



Performs extended functions in accordance with written Rhode Island Hospital protocols and policies.



Participates in clinic and departmental level collaborative activities such as but not limited to joint case presentations grand rounds.



Collaborates on a continuous basis with the patient family Physician nurses and other health team members to integrate evaluate and ensure continuity of the plan of care.



Identifies with and makes referrals to health team resources within the hospital and the community and serves as a consultant to others.



Provides coordinates and documents teaching for patients and families related to management of the health problem health promotion and rehabilitation.



Seeks out and participates in activities leading to self-growth and professional development.



Updates knowledge of professional medical and technological developments and participates in the incorporation of these into clinical nursing practice.



Participates in educational activities commensurate with learning needs and individual ability such as but not limited to conference seminars and orientation of new staff.



Works with facility members of affiliated nursing educational programs to integrate clinical proactive for students within the plan patient care management.



Participates in clinic and departmental quality assurance activities such as but not limited to monitoring and evaluation of care validation of nursing and ambulatory standards policies and procedures.



Participates in related clinical and operational research activities.



Assumes charge position responsibilities for the clinic as delegated.



Participates with the Ambulatory Clinical Manager in performance appraisals.



Participates on committees and in other organizational activities involving professional practice and patient care standards.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing Bachelor�s Degree in Nursing preferred.



Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Related experience and credentials where indicated.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Exposed to ambulatory patient care environment which includes exposure to communicable diseases however adherence to infection control policies and procedures minimizes chance of illness or injury.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: UNAP