Children's Hospital Colorado Clinical Nurse II - 57256 in Aurora, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcareexcellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children's Coloradois a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well beingof children. Continually recognized as one of the nation's outstandinghospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado is known bothfor its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research andeducation programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kidsthroughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcareprofessionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties,Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Additional InformationDepartment: Pediatric ICU - 3rd FloorHours per week: 36, eligible for benefitsShift: Availability 24 hours/day and 7 days/week including nights,weekends and holidays. Shifts are 12 hours from 7-7.Job OverviewProvides Family-Centered Care as demonstrated by recognizing the patient,family and/or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate andcoordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, andneeds. Assumes active role in clinical education of patients, families andstaff. Functions effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams,fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-makingto achieve quality patient care. Integrates best current evidence withclinical expertise for delivery of optimal health care. Uses data to monitorthe outcomes of care processes and uses improvement methods to test changes tocontinuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems. Minimizesrisk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness andindividual performance. Uses information and technology to communicate,manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. Serves asan agent of change within the organization, as demonstrated by one of thefollowing; involved in unit and/or organizational activities,professional development activities, maintain Magnet recognizedcertification, member of a professional organization and/ or activeparticipant in community advocacy or volunteer activities.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific Carea.) Neonate -b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yrc.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrsd.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrse.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrsf.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsg.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrsEssential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. (These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform)Family-Centered Care: Recognize the patient or designee as the source ofcontrol and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care basedon respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs.Delivers patient and family centered care incorporating the nursing processwhile providing developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive,evidence based care. Actively anticipates changes in patient outcomes/ unitneeds in the provision of care.Care is guided by the Professional Practice Model throughout the continuum ofcare.Communicate and advocate patient values, preferences and expressed needs aspart of implementation of care plan, evaluation of care and assessment ofpatient/family learning needs to the interdisciplinary team. Initiates andanticipates individualized care and education for patients/families acrossthe continuum using an interdisciplinary approachTeamwork & Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing andinter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect,and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.Applies communication practices that