All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. Children's National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well-being of the community at large. The Crisis Nurse - Admission is an independent practitioner who functions as an identified resource to staff for admissions, transfers and discharges. Will work collaboratively with Administrator of Patient Placement/Administrative Manager, EMTC staff and unit staff to facilitate timely admission from EMTC to inpatient units. Will intervene and problem solve barriers to a timely admission and communicate needs to ensure a smooth transition for patients and families.
Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree (Required) BSN Graduate from an approved school of nursing (Preferred)
Minimum Work Experience 2 years Related clinical nursing experience in a comparable setting (Required) 1 year Pediatric experience (Preferred)
Required Skills/Knowledge Successful completion of orientation at CNMC. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a constantly changing work environment.
Required Licenses and Certifications Registered Nurse in District of Columbia (Required)
Functional Accountabilities Professional Practice/Research
Participate in Shared Leadership.
Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey .
Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
Participate in community Activities.
Delegate appropriately to staff and display strong leadership in a team environment.
Support unit management decisions and promote a positive work environment.
Strive continuously to improve operations through quality improvement and work to sustain results.
Ensure accuracy of data, work and information especially related to admission statistics and time of decision to admit.
Participate in performance improvement data collection, analysis, implementation and ongoing evaluation.
Take an active and assertive role in starting and stopping the clock related to decision to admit.
Utilize advanced communication skills to facilitate admission process.
Work collaboratively with all departments to ensure admission timelines are met.
Communicate proactively and assertively in regard to patient placement.
Patient Plan of Care
Independently identify and coordinate care for patients requiring admission/transfer; confidently role model proficiency in nursing skills needed during the admission process; coordinate immediate patient care needs and organize so patient’s needs are met to expedite admission.
Role model proficiency and completeness of documentation; may initiate/complete data base, admit patient to inpatient unit, orient patient and family to unit and report off to unit RN accepting patient.
Role model organizational and prioritization skills necessary to complete admission within acceptable time frame to include perform role of Bed Control Nurse, as needed (not applicable for SCU admission nurse).
Verify with patient/family the effects of care and make changes in plan as needed.
Analyze admission process and identify potential barriers.
Reinforce with patient/family plan for admission and initiate/complete data base and needs assessment when necessary to keep admission process flowing.
Ensure all interventions are communicated and plan is in place for any follow-up required.