Utilizes current nursing practices to provide patient care while focusing on the needs of the patient and exemplifying the service excellence goals of care, concern, respect and cooperation. As a contributing member of a health care team, develops and provides a comprehensive plan of care for assigned patients. Recognizes and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's 14 Magnet Forces.
Patient Care & Assessment - Clarifies and implements physician, physician
assistant and/or advance practice nurse orders by administering medications and
performing treatments and testing as prescribed by the physician, and documents
accordingly (Magnet Force #12). Recognizes symptoms and establishes priorities
consistent with patient's condition (Magnet Force #9). Documents ongoing
assessments of patient's physical and emotional status in order to address patient
needs appropriately (Magnet Force #'s 5,6). Demonstrates mastery of required
unit-based competencies and orientation goals.
Plan of Care - Obtains information from patient and/or family to develop an
appropriate patient educational plan. Formulates, implements and continually
revises patient plan of care based on ongoing assessment of the patient,
information acquired from patient’s database, and resources within the medical
center (Magnet Force #'s 2,6). Collaborates with other members of the health care
team to promote effective patient care (Magnet Force #13).
Communication - Performs required documentation and communicates in a
competent and effective manner to meet patient and/or family needs and
regulatory requirements. Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, employee and
department information to ensure patient rights (Magnet Force #'s 3,8,13).
Discharge Planning - Reviews and evaluates discharge plans with the
multidisciplinary teams, the patient, and family to promote timely and appropriate
discharge(Magnet Force #'s 5,10,11,13).
Quality Improvement – Utilizes time and resources effectively to promote quality
and cost outcomes (Magnet Force #'s 1,7).
Professional Development Activities - Demonstrates accountability for professional
growth and job performance by seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and
knowledge (Magnet Force #'s 4,14).