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New graduate nurses are enrolled in a medical center evidence-based residency program. The program is designed to meet individualized orientation needs of the new graduate registered nurse who desires to work in an acute care hospital setting. Under general guidance of a trained preceptor new graduate nurses will collaborate with other members of the health care team, learn to use clinical judgment skills to diagnose and treat human responses to actual or potential health problems. New graduate nurses will assume responsibility for assessing, planning, directing, providing and evaluation nursing care for patients and coordinating nurses care activities with other health care disciplines prior to completion of the clinical portion of the residency program.
- Assessment: standard of performance: Performs accurate multi-system assessments, including; biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, education needs and discharge planning needs. Identifies deviations from normal on routine lab diagnostic tests. Reassesses patient throughout hospitalization. Performs complete discharge assessment.
- Planning: standard of performance: Develops an individual nursing plan of care. Nursing plan of care is sensitive to the developmental needs of the patient. Coordinates patient care activities and discharge planning with other hospital and clinic departments and community agencies. Develops patient teaching plan and documents on care plan or teaching plan. Appropriately delegates patient care activities based on patient's condition and scope of practice of other health care providers. Established priories for patient care. Classifies acuity level of assigned patients.
- Implementation: standard of performance: Initiates appropriate measures based on protocol for the management of the medical and/or surgical patient. Bases nursing care on protocol in place for management of each patient. Correctly carries out the physician's plan of care. Accurately documents in the EMR. Documents care according to policy and procedure. Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach when appropriate. Performs all necessary procedures correctly. Utilizes available teaching plans in addressing patient teaching needs. Accurately calculates and administers medications. Initiates appropriate measures in emergency situations.
- Evaluation: standard of performance: Evaluates assessment methods, plan of care, and patient's response to treatment. Participates in unit quality assurance activities.
- Graduate of any age or background of an accredited nursing program.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current Oregon or Washington RN license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
- Successful completion of the selection process which will include but not limited to a behavioral interview, passing the pre-selection clinical and customer service assessment and at least a successful or higher rating on the most current performance evaluation from a current job position.
- Computer keyboarding skills.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.