The RN provides professional nursing services guided by the Transformation Model for the Professional Practice of Nursing. Accepts responsibility for the direction of co-workers in the implementation of the nursing care plan to maximize patient outcomes. A brief summary of the major duties and responsibilities of the Caregiver.
Empowered to coordinate clinical patient activities in the absence of Department Manager or Assistant Department Manager.
Participates in shared decision making.
Care Delivery System-
Assesses patient condition and initiates appropriate nursing and/or medical care in accordance with established guidelines and evidence-based practice.
Develops and updates an individualized, plan of care based on the assessment of the patient in congruence with the medical diagnosis and treatment plan. Collaborates with patient and their available resources.
Implements purposeful plan of care, reflecting the uniqueness of each patient.
Evaluates patient outcomes and response to care, revising plan as needed. Documents assessment, plan, all care given and patient response in the patient record.
Educates patient/family according to assessed need using mutual participation model.
Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement activities within department, health system and/or community.
Performs nursing activities in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures, Michigan Public Health Code and ANA Scope & Standards of Practice.
Demonstrates knowledge and use of unit-specific equipment and appropriate supplies used to deliver the highest quality patient care.
Provides a safe environment for patient, family, and all other caregivers.
Supports the development of self and other Associates and students through mentoring, preceptorship and peer review.
Accountable for professional development.
Utilizes current evidence and research in practice.
Communicates appropriate significant information and changes in patient’s condition to members of the health care team.
Develops and maintains a professional relationship with members of the health care team, the patient and the patient's family.
Delegates, directs and supervises implementation of care plan to LPN, PCT, or other health care workers.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
License / Certification: • Current Michigan license as a Registered Nurse • Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association
Experience: • Clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to deliver quality patient care.
Education: • Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university • BSN Preferred
Additional Salary Information: $5,000 sign on bonus
Internal Number: 11198
As mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization and the region’s largest private employer, Sparrow provides quality care to hundreds of thousands of people each year. Sparrow has two Lansing campuses, subsidiary hospitals in St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City, dozens of satellite care centers, the Sparrow Health Science Pavilion and the Michigan Athletic Club. Also affiliated with Sparrow is PHP, mid-Michigan's leading health plan and HGB Health in Charlotte.
In 2011, Sparrow Health System was named in the Top 15 Mid?Size Health Systems in the U.S. by Thompson Reuters and in 2012 was selected as the first in Michigan to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, solidifying our dedication to meeting our Patients’ health care needs right here in mid-Michigan.
Sparrow Hospital, the flagship of Sparrow, was established in 1896, and is the regional center for cancer, trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care, cardiology, and neurological care. The Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in mid-Michigan.
As part of a commitment to the next century of providing the highest quality of care, Sparrow is deeply involved in train...ing tomorrow’s medical leaders. Sparrow Hospital is a major teaching facility formally affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. This affiliation involves expanding research, medical education and clinical services while attracting physician specialists and nurses to address the state’s looming shortages of health-care professional