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Beaumont Health Clinical Nurse LTC in Farmington Hills, Michigan

**Potential sign on bonus available! $4,000 for Full-Time and $2,000 for Part-Time!**

*GENERAL SUMMARY: *

The clinical nurse, under the ANA scope of practice utilizes the framework of the nursing process to provide not only professional but exceptional nursing care by incorporating patient-family centered care principles while upholding Beaumont mission and vision, code of ethics and other policies. He/she demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and is responsible for continuing personal education, mentoring peers and educating patients/residents and families. The clinical nurse effectively communicates to promote efficient operation of the unit and to contribute to positive patient/resident outcomes while maintaining a positive attitude, respect, responsiveness, courtesy and professional appearance.

*ESSENTIAL DUTIES: *

? Uses a systematic approach to collect both physiological and psychological data of the patient/resident.

? Analyzes the assessment data using clinical judgment to determine appropriate nursing diagnoses.

? Identifies measurable and achievable goals for each patient/resident using information discovered with assessment and diagnoses to develop a nursing plan of care.

? Implements the plan and then continuously re-evaluates the patient/resident status and nursing care to make any necessary modifications to provide the most effective plan of care.

? Communicates documentation in the patient/resident record in a timely, accurate and concise manner. Maintains competency in EMR.

? Communicates to promote collegiality and to contribute to the professional development of peers and colleagues.

? Collaborates with patient/resident, family and colleagues through effective communication to achieve positive patient/resident outcomes. Communicates patient/resident outcomes and changes to multidisciplinary team.

? Assigns appropriate tasks to unlicensed staff. The nurse also provides follow-up ensuring that the tasks were completed correctly and in a timely fashion.

? Demonstrates individual ownership and accountability but also is a great team player. Motivates fellow employees to exceed patient/resident care standards.

? Participates in quality improvement initiatives and utilizes findings to improve nursing practice.

? Administers and documents medication in accordance with established standards, making certain that the Medication Administration Record (MAR) is complete. Ensures that medications are administered in a two (2) hour time frame and that all patients/residents have received their appropriate medication.

? Documents in the patient/resident record as appropriate, including nursing interventions, nursing notes and all other pertinent problems patient/resident may be experiencing.

? Makes rounds on the unit every two hours or more as needed and instructs CNA's on patient/resident care issues.

? Stays up to date with current facility initiatives and incorporates evidence-based practice into patient/resident care.

? Provides support to peers, by sharing knowledge and teaching in a professional caring manner.

? Provides patients/residents and families with appropriate education materials and information pertinent to the individual's needs.

? Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting.

? Integrate evidence-based practice and research findings into practice.

STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

? Education / Training: ADN required.

? Work Experience: Experience in Skilled Nursing/Long Term Care Preferred.

? Certification, Licensure, Registration: Active, valid Michigan registered nurse license. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification.

? Other Qualifications: Completes all mandatory training/education/competencies required for job classification.

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