Bachelor's Degree Graduated from an approved school of nursing. (Required)
Minimum Work Experience
1 year In the field of ICU, ED or an area with sedation activities. (Required)
Required Licenses and Certifications
- Registered Nurse in District of Columbia (Required)
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) (Required)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (Preferred)
- Contribute to Magnet re-designation as evidenced by independent involvement or leadership in: committees, task forces and/or community outreach.
- Role model critical thinking skills by problem-solving patient care and unit/system issues.
- Communication reflects development of plan of care and ability to advocate to meet patients’ needs; makes suggestions for resolution of system issues.
- Role model procedures for escalation of issues; utilize chain of command.
- Demonstrate proper use of identified hand off processes; follow up on inconsistent practice related to handoff.
- Demonstrate a collegial and respectful relationship with peers, physicians and other departments.
- Take the lead in implementing change and support management decisions.
- Role model behavior that reflects empathy, concern and a desire to help others.
- Independently leads the patient care sedation activities to ensure patient safety during the radiology exam or procedure.
- Independently maintain regulatory requirements e.g. license, BLS.
- Initiate professional activities to enhance nursing practice.
- Engage in active review of peers giving constructive feedback through timely participation in evaluations.
- Role model adherence to national safety standards and service excellence standards; champion advancement of education and certification.
- Orchestrate involvement of the healthcare team and role model professional behavior and teamwork with co-workers.
- Serve as a resource as needed and know when to escalate to next level.
Exemplary Professional Practice
- Analyze assessment data gathered from patient and family to ensure completion of database and plan of care within identified timeframes working in collaboration with the radiology and anesthesia teams.
- Role model excellent clinical skills with complex patients; care reflects analysis of patient status and appropriate interventions related to sedation activities and recovery phases.
- Direct prioritization and organization for complex patient with rapidly changing needs to include the outpatient population, the acute care patients, critically ill patients, and the Emergency Department patients.
- Documentation exemplifies adherence to the highest standards of practice.
- Anticipate and proactively plan for educational needs; verify with patient and family throughout the hospital/outpatient stay and prior to discharge.
- Excel in organizational skills, adjust for changes and be able to complete assignment on time to facilitate the scheduled patients efficiently.
- Role model caring in all encounters with patient and family as evidenced by feedback from parents and an increase in patient satisfaction scores.
- Communication and education to patients and families reflects clear expectations of expected outcomes during the pre-sedation, sedation, and post-sedation activities.
- Communication and education to patients and families reflects clear expectations of expected outcomes during the scheduled radiology exam or procedure.
New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements
- Initiate ways to improve operations through quality improvement and implement related solutions.
- Serve as a resource for current, new information or changes in specialty area.
- Care incorporates best practices based on benchmarks and evidence within the literature.
- Participates in a Professional Organization related to sedation, radiology, and/or pediatric nursing.
- Mentor and precept new nurses in clinical specialties.
- Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
- Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
- Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
- Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
- Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
- Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
- Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
- Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
- Contribute to a positive work environment
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
- Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
- Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things