SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Nurses who have graduated from a college level nursing program and have passed a national licensing exam.
To assist the professional Registered Nurse staff with one or multiple patients as assigned and delegated by a Registered Nurse; in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care activities for the division of Patient Services of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants; children and adolescents.
Plan of Care Provide approved care of assigned patients in a Team Nursing environment and assist in implementation of interventions under supervision of RN. Complete nursing orientation and competencies. Supervise and assist patients with activities of daily living. Supervise developmentally appropriate activities. Offers assistance to co-workers after completion of own duties. Use crisis control techniques and assist in de-escalation of patients and visitors. Assist with patient transport as requested.
Communication Demonstrates the Cincinnati Children's CARES behaviors in all interactions with patients, families, visitors and co-workers by actively participating as a frontline example of extraordinary customer service and satisfaction. Reports present status or changes in patient condition on an ongoing basis and in change of shift summary. Completes timely documentation of information in the patient medical record. Seek information and guidance when needed. Discusses concerns of work situation with Director or designee. Mentors and coaches other PCAs with effective communication.
Environment Ensures that within the division, all areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for patients, families, visitors, and employees. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures. Adhere to safety procedures appropriate to children's ages and development level.
Administrative Support Responds to communication system/patient alarms and executes with a sense of urgency. Answer the telephone in accordance with CCHMC telephone etiquette. Assemble charts, order patient supplies, and stock clerical supplies. May assist in the orientation and training of new employees. Reviews new hire skills and competency checklist prior to manager review.
Monitor Observation May perform monitor observation responsibilities. Continuously observes and accurately recognizes actionable conditions. Reliably detects changes from patient baseline and observational changes of actual patient and reports the changes to caregiver. Utilizes algorithm in response to monitor interpretation. Document change and action taken per algorithm guidelines.
Masters, Bachelors or Associates Degree in Nursing through the completion of a ACEN, CCNE, or NLN CNEA accredited nursing program. Associates degree in Nursing candidates must complete Bachelors degree in Nursing within 5 years of date of entry into RN position
Offered and accepted a RN position at CCHMC with an expectation to take and successfully pass Ohio State Board of Nursing Registered Nursing Licensure Examination within 90 days of entry into the Nurse Intern Role.
Cincinnati Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and treasures Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an environment of dignity and respect for all our employees, patients, and families (EEO/AA).
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.