•Baccalaureate in Nursing; Master required (Nursing or related Health Care field acceptable). Consideration will be given to internal candidates committed to completing a Master’s program.•Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.•Strong leadership skills•Experience in inter-professional collaboration•Experience in the care of pediatric patients with complex medical conditions
Five years clinical experience in pediatric nursing.Five years management experience (preferred).
Reporting to the VP Pediatric Services directs and coordinates resources for the delivery of care to the patients and families.
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect, honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly, geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.
Participates in the development and continuous communication of the department’s goals in alignment with the hospital’s mission. Defines and ensures adherence to unit and organizational policies, procedures and standards.
Demonstrates flexibility and innovation to facilitate the changes required to continuously identify and improve operations (quality, budgetary, patient satisfaction and staff knowledge and engagement.
Coordinates with the -Program Co-Directors for the assessment of referrals to the program. Works with clinicians in the program as well as coordinating services as needed.
Identifies ways to improve patient flow and capacity in order to maximize revenue.
Pursues ongoing professional development within the family-based integrated care (FBIC) treatment model and works within a multidisciplinary team to provide FBIC to pediatric patients and families
Supervises, trains and mentors the nursing staff. Evaluates and provides resources and feedback to staff to enhance professional development
Creates and supports a workplace culture of safety. Demonstrates leadership for pro-actively identifying and managing safety risks specific to this patient population, including the engagement of the staff.
Clinical responsibilities to include the skills/abilities to
•Demonstrate a fundamental grounding in nursing theory and practice with mastery of knowledge within a defined content area.•Manage a caseload of patients in partnership with the healthcare team.•Provide leadership in the development, validation, implementation, and evaluation of standards, policies, procedures, and critical paths to support the patient care delivery model. Oversee care coordination inpatient and ambulatory care settings as feasible.•Assist the healthcare team to achieve mutually agreed upon healthcare goals by providing necessary support, education and encouragement.•Provide direct care to patients in the the Hasbro Children’s Partial Hospital Program.•Perform advanced practice skills under the supervision of the Medical Director.•Provide expert consultation for clinical issues promoting increased knowledge and skills for the consultee.•Participate in the education, clinical research and mentoring of healthcare providers.•Facilitate patient/family education.•Annually complete mandatory safety infection control, BLS, and ACLS/PALS.
Assesses workplace needs, including number of staff, skill mix, and appropriate schedules, room usage, and program procedures in consultation with the Hasbro PHP. Organizes nursing staffing to maximize the potential contribution of all employees. Provides clinical supervision, education and supports growth opportunities for the ongoing development of nurses. Oversees the active engagement of staff in a shared governance culture, where staff is encouraged to participate in meeting unit goals/outcomes, and collaborate in problem-solving work-related issues. Develops departmental education that encompasses safety targets and measures, competency and continuous improvement processes linked with unit goals.
Role models excellent customer service and pro-actively seeks resolution to issues and complaints. Supports the development and implementation of patient and family satisfaction initiatives.
Creates an environment that promotes and supports family participation in all aspects of child’s care by developing and maintaining collaboration with physician, staff to facilitate a positive and smooth patient experience.
Participates in development of a service quality improvement program that focuses on principles of family-centered care.
Participates in the development and ongoing improvement of nursing documentation. Ensures the security and confidential treatment of sensitive and private information. Ensures that policy and procedure manuals are current and accessible.
Maintains open lines of communication with all members of the health care team
Serves on multidisciplinary quality improvement committees
Job Number: RIH17211