COMMUNITY PRACTICE RN
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
A registered professional nurse who utilizes the nursing process to provide and devote their knowledge and skills to caring for patients. A registered nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for prescribing, delegating, and coordinating that care. These specialized nurses collaborate closely with physicians and other healthcare providers.
- 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
- 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
- 2. Personal Integration
- 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
- 3. Leadership
- 3.1 Accountable for decision making related to patient and staff safety.
- 4. Communication/Collaboration
- 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department.
- 5. Quality/Performance Management
- 5.1 Contributes to practice effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
- 6. Teamwork
- 6.1 Embraces shared goals versus narrower interests; actively cooperative vs. competitive or non-committal.
- 7. Knowledgeable/ Accountable/Fiscally Responsible
- 7.1 Continually seeks ways to sustain and improve one's skills.
- 8. Flexible/Open-Minded
- 8.1 Listens with an open mind to other's opinions in the spirit of finding and following the best ideas.
- 9. Treats people we serve as guests
- 9.1 1 Welcomes patients, visitors, and staff in a warm, friendly manner; is courteous; makes eye contact and smiles; introduces self by name and, when appropriate, by position; addresses people by name whenever possible
- 10. Listens to patients, visitors and staff and acts promptly to address concerns.
- 10.1 Uses active listening techniques to understand other's needs and acts decisively to resolve problems.
- 11. Respects the privacy and confidentially of patients, visitors, and staff
- 11.1 Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion, eliminates gossip, does not discuss patient or hospital business in elevators or other public areas.
- 12. Presents a professional image.
- 12.1 Wears badge in a highly visible location; adheres to department dress code; makes sure that appearance is appropriate for professional role.
- 13. Answers the telephone professionally.
- 13.1 Answers the phone promptly following practice guidelines; introduces self and practice and as appropriate, offers assistance. Uses a pleasant tone of voice.
- 14. Maintains a clean and safe environment.
- 14.1 Keeps work area safe and clean; keeps hallways/doorways clear.
- 15. Anticipates what services and information people need and takes action to provide it.
- 15.1 Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks ?May I help you?? Escorts them to their destination, if necessary. Encourages people to ask questions.
- 16. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interprets the appropriate information to provide the age appropriate care to patients
Graduate of in accredited school of nursing (Diploma, AD, BS, BSN)
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Diploma, AD, BS, BSN). 1-2 years experience working in a practice or hospital setting
RN in State of Connecticut or New York (where applicable) or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS)
MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids.
Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.
May be exposed to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental, and emotional illness. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care. Standing/ walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.
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