Staff Nurse Postpartum - Mother Baby

  • AE
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2020-12-14 05:00:00Z

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standard of nursing practice and performance. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional responsibility, performance and practice:

  • Accepts responsibility for ensuring that his/her nursing practice and conduct meet the standards of professional, ethical and relevant legislated requirements.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply the principles of cross-cultural knowledge and culturally sensitive skills in implementing culturally congruent nursing care.
  • Promotes an environment that enables health consumer safety, independence, quality of life, and health.
  • Practices nursing in a manner that the health consumer determines as being culturally safe.
  • Evaluates her/his own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.

Management of nursing care:

  • Provides planned nursing care to achieve identified outcomes, utilizing appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
  • Undertakes a comprehensive and accurate nursing assessment of health consumers in a variety of settings.
  • Ensure documentation is accurate and maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Ensures the health consumer has an adequate explanation of the effects, consequences and alternatives of proposed treatment options.
  • Acts appropriately to protect oneself and others when faced with unexpected health consumer responses, confrontation, personal threat or other crisis situations.
  • Evaluates health consumer’s progress toward expected outcomes in partnership with health consumers.
  • Provides health education appropriate to the needs of the health consumer within a nursing framework.
  • Reflects upon, and evaluates with peers and experienced nurses, the effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Supports, participates in programs for and maintains professional development.
  • Attains knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  • Integrates evidence and research findings into practice.

Interpersonal relationships:

  • Establishes, maintains and concludes therapeutic interpersonal relationships with health consumers.
  • Practices nursing in a negotiated partnership with the health consumer where and when possible.
  • Communicates effectively with health consumers and members of the health care team.
  • Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
  • Collaborates with the healthcare consumer, family, and others in the conduct of nursing practice.

Inter-professional healthcare and quality improvement:

  • Collaborates and participates with colleagues and members of the healthcare team to facilitate and coordinate care.
  • Recognizes and values the roles and skills of all members of the healthcare team in the delivery of care.
  • Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities to monitor and improve standards of nursing.

Maintain a professional portfolio.

Actively engages in ongoing self-directed learning.

Maintain a current Basic Life Support certificate.

Maintain a current DOH license.

Complete annual staff training requirements.

Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 

  • Education: Bachelor degree in Nursing; Associate degree in Nursing with minimum two (2) years course duration and successful completion of the National exam.
  • Experience: minimum 2 years of work experience post qualification

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