3E-Heart and Kidney Unit (HKU): is a 20-bed unit which focuses on family-centered care for children with cardiac and renal diseases. On the HKU, patients range in age from neonates through adults. Patients may be receiving care for:
· Heart surgery
· Diagnostic or interventional cardiac catheterizations
· Acute or chronic renal failure
· Nephrotic or nephritic disorders
· Organ transplantation
All patient beds have cardiac and respiratory monitoring. The HKU primarily admits patients from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Ambulatory Clinic, PACU and EMTC. The unit also admits 23-hour patients with cardiac and renal disease.
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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. The Clinical Educator I will work independently with minimal supervision of an advanced Educator and Nurse Manager. Assess unit's learning needs and participate in the development of a unit based educational plan to delineate
education standards for patients/families and nursing staff. Demonstrate leadership in the development of educational programs/projects for patients
and families/staff. Implement evaluation plan for unit based education programs. Present and/or coordinate the presentation of unit in services which follow educational principles and processes. Assist preceptors in their role and provide guidance and supervision to staff as they develop educational
programs or projects. Demonstrate advanced clinical and communication skills. Use multidisciplinary collaboration to meet the complex care needs of
Minimum Work Experience
2 years RN experience
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Related clinical nursing experience in a comparable setting (Required)
Pediatrics experience (Preferred)
1. Support Shared Leadership.
2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey .
3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
4. Accountable to participate in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
5. Participate in community Activities.
Plan of Care
1. Assess by the related overt and subtle needs of the patient; make proficient clinical assessments; supplement the database; identify continuity of care issues; anticipate problems associated with changing patient status.
3. Plan judicious, careful and deliberate goal setting designed to assist the patient and family in meeting their needs; serve as a role model for others to integrate data obtained from a range of sources in the development and revision of comprehensive interdisciplinary care plans with outcomes.
4. Implement and initiate and complete actions necessary to meet assessed needs of the patient and family; independently perform and coordinate nursing and multidisciplinary activities to execute plans of care.
6. Evaluate with a goal directed and recurrent appraisal to determine the patient and family responses; act as a role model for the evaluation of patient care by and analyze the patient and family physical and emotional responses to therapies and nursing interventions; verify with the patient and family the effects of care and make recommendations to revise the plan of care; and update the interdisciplinary plan of care as needed.
1. Utilize communication skills to assist others to modify their communication in working with patients and families.
2. Act as a role model for others by communicating responsively, respectfully , and assertively with patients, families, peers, and members of the health care team.
3. Provide constructive, sensitive and timely feedback to others concerning their performance in verbal and written form.
4. Share pertinent educational information with staff, preceptors, Staff Development Staff and Nurse Manager .
Staff Patient Education
1. Guide staff in the teaching process by ebing able to assist others to address the comprehensive learning needs of patients and families; develop teaching plans to include time frames; and act as a role model to teach patient/family based on a plan of care.
3. Accountable to deliver services in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.
4. Document the teaching process and outcomes.
5. Routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan in meeting patient goals and make recommendations for change as needed.
6. Serve as an educational resource in the development, review or revision of patient and family education standards and materials.
1. Assess educational needs of the unit and prioritize unit educational needs as evidenced by the following: incorporate needs into the unit educational plan; identify ways to meet educational needs and time frames; develop an annual educational plan.
2. Coordinate and/or provide educational offerings/projects for staff based on educational plans.
3. Evaluate effectiveness of educational plan to meet unit’s educational needs and make recommendations for change.
4. Assure adult teaching – learning principles are employed for educational plans.
5. Take initiative in the review, evaluation and management of the unit’s orientation problems as evidenced by performing early evaluation of orientation program with Staff Development Specialist and Nurse Manager .
6. Accountable to deliver services in a manner that is sensitive to diversity.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification 1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance