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Spectrum Health RN Charge Nurse, Emergency Dept, Ludington Hosp. in Ludington, Michigan

dir="DEFAULT"divJob Summary/div dir="DEFAULT" dir="DEFAULT"divDelivers nursing care responsibly and accountably as described professionally by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and legally by the State of Michigan. Demonstrates competency through the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. This includes assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Upholds the standards of professional performance as described by the ANA. This includes ethical practice, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality of practice, professional practice evaluation, resource utilization and environmental health. Strives to achieve optimal outcomes.Charge Nurses in Grand Rapids inpatient and outpatient units are REQUIRED to obtain their Nursing Administration or span class="WKS2"Professional/Specialty/span Certification within 12 months of assuming the role, or within 12 months of achieving eligibility to sit for the exam if not eligible upon hire in to the role. This is a PREFERRED qualification for Charge Nurses in the regional hospitals./div dir="DEFAULT" dir="DEFAULT"divEssential Functions/div dir="DEFAULT"divulliProvides evidence-based nursing care consistent with the interprofessional plan of care and in accordance with health system policies, procedures, and ANA/regulatory standards. Communicates and collaborates with other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity and coordination of care. Acts as a patient/family advocate. Performs point of care testing as required./liliDemonstrates a high standard of moral, ethical, and culturally sensitive behavior. Formulates decisions and actions based on ethical principles, using the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide practice. Advocates for privacy, confidentiality and security of patient, staff and organizational data./liliAssesses the overall needs of the patient/family and analyzes the assessment data to identify potential diagnoses or issues./liliIdentifies expected outcomes/goals and develops and span class="WKS2"implements/coordinates/span an individualized interprofessional plan of care that recommends strategies to achieve the outcomes in accordance with the ANA Standards of Practice. Evaluates patient and family educational needs and employs appropriate teaching strategies while continually evaluating progress toward achievement of goals/outcomes./liliInitiates patient discharge planning at time of patient contact and facilitates a smooth transition to the next point of service/home./liliEnsures that required documentation is performed in an accurate and timely manner./liliAssumes an autonomous leadership role and delegates appropriately to unlicensed assistive personnel to facilitate safe, quality patient care in a cost-effective manner./liliEngages in activities related to the professional role and seeks to continually advance knowledge and competence related to nursing practice while completing self and peer evaluation of nursing practice. Participates in ongoing improvement activities that contribute to quality patient care./li/ul/div

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