Registered Nurse 3 (E S WSNA)RN3, Operating Room, Educator 100% The Operating Room seeks an RN3 to provide leadership for the assurance of clinical workforce competence, emphasizing service excellence, patient safety, staff safety and organizational values. Will plan, implement and evaluate unit orientation for staff with unit RN3 and NM. Will develop and maintain competencies, evaluate performance of staff, and develop and evaluate tools for orientation and learning. Collaborates with RN3 peers to ensure all annual training of staff is completed, and will develop educational opportunities for staff. Job Summary: Functions competently as a Registered Nurse to provide safe and accurate data collection and coordination of protocol requirements through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Assists the nurse manager in the day-to-day management of the unit and in implementation of new and ongoing research protocols. Responsible for orienting and evaluating staff, and for assisting the nurse manager in counseling staff when appropriate. Works directly with investigators to trouble-shoot and clarify new protocols as they are implemented. Also works directly with research subjects and has the same responsibilities in this area as RN2. Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: 1. Systematically applies the nursing process. 2. Manages patient care through appropriate delegation, supervision, and resource management, including efficient use of own time. 3. Ability to coordinate care based on the research protocol and coordinates this with investigator and subject. 4. Prioritizes care based on protocol requirements, subject's needs, subject's preferences, available resources, and other departments needs for subject appointments. 5. Coordinates and facilitates care with nurse colleagues and the investigative team. 6. Teaches subject, family and others as required by the protocol. 7. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. 8. Maintains a safe environment for patients and staff. 9. Demonstrates effective communication with the charge nurse, NM, co-workers, physicians and all members of research team. 10. Demonstrates proper identification and reporting of actual and potential errors. 11. Documentation reflects the nursing process and meets departmental and organizational and regulatory standards. 12. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and functional in stressful situations. 13. Recognizes, responds to and manages emergency situations according to standards. 14. Precepts newly hired nurses and orients new personnel to the department as needed. 15. Functions in the charge nurse role if needed. 16. Complies with specific UWMC policies for infection control. 17. Promotes effective communication among staff and patients to assure optimal patient outcomes and positive service area environment. 18. Assists with planning or implementation of educational programs for staff and/or patients. 19. Coordinates an orientation program for new staff. 20. Provides feedback and guidance to staff; observes and reviews staff performance. 21. Identifies the individual capabilities of staff; provides counseling, instruction, or additional experience as needed; and consults with the Manager if further action is indicated. 22. Involves staff in monitoring resource use to promote efficient and effective care delivery. 23. Coordinates scheduling process. 24. Performs other related duties as assigned. UWMC-Wide Competencies: 1. HIPAA Compliance - Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights. Maintains complete confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information and only when necessary to perform job responsibilities and duties. 2. HIPAA Compliance - Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and maintains complete confidentiality of employee information and medical center strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights or medical center operations. Accesses and uses the minimum necessary employee and medical center information and only to perform job responsibilities and duties. 3. Compliance Program - Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and adherence to, UWMC's Compliance Program policies, procedures and standards of conduct. Demonstrates conduct that reflects a commitment to these standards. Participates in training activities as required by the compliance program by the stated deadlines. 4. Cultural - Demonstrates an awareness of the patients' and coworkers' views, traditions, and actions in light of individual cultures. Asks patients and families about specific beliefs, practices, and customs that may be relevant and important during medical treatment and hospitalization. Understands and is able to incorporate into patient care how those preferences affect the way in which care should be delivered. Respectfulness is shown to coworkers. 5. Communication - Ability to proficiently read, write, understand, and communicate in English commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to understand and respond to policies, procedures, overhead pages and alarms, in a manner that will ensure personal health and safety, and the safety of other staff, patients, and visitors, during the course of an emergency or an unusual incident, should one occur while present at the work site or in the facility. 6. Service Orientation - Supports the organizational and service area's mission and vision. Demonstrates knowledge of and applies the UWMC Standards for Service Excellence: Introduces themselves; Escorts as needed; Responds and follows through with complaints; Asks what name the person wishes to be called; Refers people to those who can give assistance; Apologizes and provides additional services for patients who have been inconvenienced or who need special assistance; Assists if someone looks lost; Privacy is maintained and care-related discussions are conducted in private settings; Anything else is always the manner in which conversations are ended. Demonstrates the ARISE (Accountability Respect Innovation Service Excellence) values. 7. Relationships and Teamwork - Communicates effectively and respectfully with individuals and groups. Contributes to positive working relationships and collaborative teamwork with all disciplines and departments. Recognizes own stress and the impact on others. Identifies and manages stressors utilizing the guidance of others. Remains flexible with changes that are occurring in the department and/or medical center. Concerns/issues regarding departmental/organizational operations are communicated to the employee's supervisor/manager. 8. Economics of Care - Demonstrates knowledge of cost efficiencies in the delivery of care such as identifying and pursuing quality improvement opportunities and utilizing appropriate supplies and resources. Professional Requirements 1. Complies with UWMC dress code and wears ID badge while on duty. 2. Completes annual educational requirements and unit based competencies. 3. Is punctual and attends meetings as scheduled, completes work within designated time. 4. Attends in-services and returns documentation if required. 5. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. 6. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the medical center, as well as the departmental scope of service. REQUIREMENTS:Active and current Washington State Registered Nurse license AND two years of professional OR/Surgical nursing experience OR equivalent education/experience. Legal Requirement: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington. BSN required.
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