1. Technical Skills
• Acts as a resource for accessing policies and procedures.
• Acts as a resource for accessing resources available on the night shift (i.e. Vascular Access)
• Facilitates completion of the initial competencies checklist.
• Responds to phone calls within 15 minutes.
• Acts as a resource and assists with the technical training of new equipment, supplies, and instruments
• Serve as a super user for various processes or new equipment
• Maintains competence to provide and/or assist with clinical care
2. Critical Thinking
• Reviews patient assignment with new nurse to verify appropriateness and determine the plan for prioritizing patient care
• Facilitates open communication between the new nurse and charge nurse
• Serves as a resource in recognizing and responding to a deteriorating patient.
• Debriefs with the new nurse and appropriate staff following challenging events (rapid response, codes)
• Facilitates provider communication by utilizing SBAR and Call Decision Tree.
3. Interpersonal Relations
• Personally interacts with each new nurse at least two times per shift.
• Provides side by side education to individuals or groups.
• Promotes cohesive behavior among team members; actively promotes relationships with self, staff, and family.
• Models Children’s Service Excellence behaviors
• Serves as a mentor
• Collaborates with new nurses, unit management and/or department educators to monitor employee’s progress throughout their first year
4. Development (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)
• Participates in the educational process related to the delivery of healthcare.
• Provide applicable educational opportunities to all night shift employees.
• Maintains own professional growth and development. (not be required to participate in the My Nursing Career Path Program, unless required by another job code)
• Fosters professional development of new nurses by providing constructive performance feedback through the designated documentation tool accessible to the new nurse’s unit leaders
• Partners with unit leadership and new nurse to develop individualized developmental plan if needed
• Serves as an educational resource, specific to established clinical protocols and guidelines, for new nurses
• Responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and revising continuing education programs for new nurses as needed
• Must be able to apply for continuing education credits for educational programs delivered
• Must serve as a role model and provide the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice
• Supports and facilitates system/campus/unit based process improvement initiatives
• Fosters collegial relationships between team members, other departments, and medical staff members.
• Supports and maintains a therapeutic and professional environment