Jan 19, 2023

Professional Practice Specialist (Nurse Educators only) - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA
Cardiology Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

Professional Practice Specialist (Nurse Educators only) - Cardiac Intensive Care Unit - (220001PP) Description   In our state-of-the-art Cardiac ICU, our team of pediatric heart specialists is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of our most vulnerable patients. We designed our 26 bed Cardiac ICU around a dual philosophy: a high-tech environment with a family-friendly feel. We believe that both of these aspects of our Cardiac ICU are vital to our patients’ well-being and long-term health. The CICU staff includes an integrated cardiac team with all sub-specialists readily available and accessible. The unit-based staff includes a dedicated pharmacist, respiratory therapist, social worker, nurses, as well as physicians from the divisions of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery. Children’s CICU is home to an Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) center of excellence for ECMO services in children. The CICU also has VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) and heart transplant programs. Children’s National Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., was established in 1870 to help every child grow up stronger. Today, it is the No. 5 children’s hospital in the nation. It is ranked No. 1 for newborn care for the sixth straight year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s National is transforming pediatric medicine for all children. The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus opened in 2021, a first-of-its-kind pediatric hub dedicated to developing new and better ways to care for kids. Children’s National has been designated three times in a row as a Magnet® hospital, demonstrating the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty care locations in the D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia. Children’s National is home to the Children’s National Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. It is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. As a non-profit, Children's National relies on generous donors to help ensure that every child receives the care they need. All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. In collaboration with the department's Nurse Managers acts in a staff role to support optimal service outcomes by providing for the development of professional staff and other direct care givers in a defined service specialty. As member of the department's leadership team, participates in and is accountable for the continuous assessment of service needs, strategic planning, process design and goal attainment. The PPS also functions on the interdepartmental level and acts on behalf of CNMC as a resource to other health care institutions.   Qualifications   Minimum Education BSN (Required) Master's Degree (Required) Minimum Work Experience 5 years Nursing experience (Required) 2 years Experience in area of specialty (Preferred) Functional Accountabilities Professional Practice   Participate/support Shared Leadership.   Contribute to CNMCs Magnet Journey. Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice. Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level). Participate in community activities. Education   Provide for the continuous assessment of assigned staff educational needs.   Develop educational plans that meet organizational and departmental goals. Coordinate service/unit/individual orientation. Provide basic orientation in specialty area as appropriate. Coordinate and provide continuing education for clinical staff. Assess and assure the competency of assigned staff in accordance with regulatory requirements. Facilitate CNMC sponsored lectures and conferences. Use teaching methods that facilitate the education process for adult learners. Clinical   Demonstrate and maintain clinical expertise in area of specialty by periodically providing direct patient care.   Facilitate problem solving of clinical care issues by working with staff through individual consultation and facilitation of patient care rounds and conferences. Maintain knowledge of individual patient care needs and identify and communicate complex care requirements to the care team. Participate in clinical pathway development. Accountable for establishing, implementing, communicating and evaluating interdisciplinary plan of care with outcomes. Quality/Research   Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.   Accountable for supporting the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level). Assess and identify opportunities for improvement. Direct and guide clinical quality improvement efforts for the service. Facilitate staff learning the concepts and theories of quality improvement and their participation in the quality improvement process. Participate in the creation of new knowledge in the specialty area. Facilitate research into practice. Consultant   Conduct programs relative to area of specialty for other departments as necessary.   Is recognized and called upon as an expert resource to support patient care at CNMC. Provide expertise in support of organizational initiatives. Act as a resource to affiliated organizations on behalf of CNMC Safety   Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance   Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance Organizational Accountabilities Organizational Commitment/Identification   Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization   Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences Demonstrate personal and professional integrity Maintain confidentiality at all times Customer Service   Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met Teamwork/Communication     Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior   Partner with all team members to achieve goals Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions Performance Improvement/Problem-solving   Contribute to a positive work environment   Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment Cost Management/Financial Responsibility   Use resources efficiently   Search for less costly ways of doing things Safety   Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance   Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance   Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue  Washington 20010 Job: Nursing Organization: Patient Services Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time Shift: Day Work Schedule: 40 hr Job Posting: Sep 27, 2022, 1:36:06 PM