ADT Nurse Specialist
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: February 3, 2020
The ADT Nurse Specialist (admission, discharge, and transfer) is a
registered nurse who demonstrates clinical expertise through
advanced education and/or experience, knowledge and skills in area
of practice and clinical nursing specialization. The ADT Nurse
Specialist is primarily responsible for consulting and advising on
assessments and documentation for arrivals and departures on our
identified Hot Spot unit. The ADT Nurse Specialist will assist with
admission assessments, discharge instructions, and facilitate
patient transfers off of the floor to ensure timely transfers and
patient satisfaction. The ADT Nurse Specialist ensures the delivery
of patient care supports the mission, philosophy, and goals of the
Department of Nursing and Hackensack University Medical Center.
1. Provides patient care, applying advance clinical skills and
critical thinking to ensure optimal outcomes of clinical outcomes.
2. Provides support and acts as a clinical resource for staff:
monitor clinical practice to ensure compliance with established
standards. 3. Accepts responsibility and accountability for
assessing the appropriate patient care through assessment,
implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the delivery of patient
care. 4. Demonstrates professional involvement by participating in
workshops, journal club, seminars, and grand rounds fostering
review and discussion of research current articles as a presenter
or member. 5. Participates in the development and implementation of
continuous quality improvement programs, QA/PI activities ie:
including but not limited to chemotherapy verification process. 6.
Applies evidence based practice to make clinical decisions and
establish standards of clinical specialty. 7. Participates directly
or supports the professional nursing organization and shared
clinical decision making process. 8. The nurse demonstrates the use
of nursing process as a problem solving model; utilizing their
knowledge and experience to anticipate and plan to meet patient and
family needs. 9. Nursing assessment is focused to target areas most
productive for a given patient population or situation. Recognizes
subtle changes in clinical situation; evaluates and appropriately
alters the plan of care. Is accountable for prioritizing and
organizing patient care and ensuring follow through with planned
care. 10. Completes the admission assessment in the EMAR, Allergy
Assessment, Home medication assessment, and health history on
scheduled, unscheduled, and direct patient admissions on Medical
Surgical / Telemetry units and for Med-Surg/ Tele patients holding
in ICU, ED, and PACU. 11. Supports the patient discharge process in
terms of medication reconciliation and finalizing discharge orders:
completes the discharge summary, provides patient education, and
documents discharge teaching. 12. Communicates with the RN that is
responsible for the patient what aspects of the discharge process
has been completed. 13. Communicates with nursing personnel to
assist in the admission, discharge, and transfer of in-patients.
14. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age and needs of the patients served on the
assigned unit. Consistently applies current literature/research
findings and critical thinking skills to make sound clinical
decisions. 15. Demonstrates the Hospital\'s Patient Satisfaction
effort when interacting with patients, families, and co-workers.
16. The nurse develops and maintains a therapeutic nurse/patient
relationship throughout the health care continuum. Respect for
patient\'s rights is an integral part of the nurse/patient
relationship as reflected in our values and mission. Conducts
hourly rounding on patients. 17. The nurse communicates utilizing
proper communication in all hand-off situations. 18. Performs
documentation of patient care including: assessment,
interdisciplinary plan of care (IPOC), implementation, evaluation,
and the Watson Model of Care following unit specific and hospital
documentation policies and procedures. 19. Anticipates variables
affecting patient comfort and alters physical and psychosocial
interventions accordingly, using a variety of modalities. Assists
patient/family to maximize sense of control and actively
participate in his/her recovery. 20. Demonstrates commitment to
meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes
appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive
patient outcomes. 21. Works with Care Managers during the
patient\'s stay and takes a proactive role in coordinating
interdisciplinary discharge planning for a specific patient
population. 22. Reviews all orders on patients and communicates
changes in patient condition with physician and other team members.
Contacts the physician promptly with significant changes in
patient\'s condition, collaborates professionally for required
orders and follows-up with revised care. 23. Evaluates the
effectiveness of nursing interventions and documents outcomes in
the IPOC. 24. Utilizes patient classification system according to
standards 25. Demonstrates ability to plan, supervise, instruct and
evaluate ancillary nursing personnel, orientees and registry staff.
26. Upholds professional appearance and demonstrates such through
adherence to dress code. Wears hospital I.D. badge and promotes the
standard of proper identification for peers and staff. 27.
Maintains a safe and clean environment that complies with
regulatory standards including Patient Safety Goals. 28.
Participates in the implementation of the unit specific Quality and
Performance Improvement Plan, completes monitoring forms and
reports findings to the Clinical Unit Supervisor and Nurse Manager.
29. Assist with unit orientation of new employees. 30. Assist with
unit set-up of equipment, supplies, patient rooms, etc. 31. Assist
in the Care Collaborative System training for new employees. 32.
Participate in integrated testing for the Care Collaborative
System. 33. Provide basic hygiene and ADL\'s to patients. 34. Any
other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager or designee.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Minimum of
Bachelor\'s degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
and five years of professional nursing experience,
administrative/supervisory experience. 2. Knowledge of team making
management practices. 3. Knowledge of nursing principles,
practices, and techniques. 4. Knowledge of supervisory practices
and principles. 5. Knowledge of state and agency laws and
regulations governing general professional nursing practices. 6.
Skill in both verbal and written communication. 7. Skill in
leadership. 8. Skill in applying professional nursing methods and
techniques. 9. Skill in maintaining effective working
relationships. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred: 1. Master\'s Degree. 2. Certification in Nursing
Administration desirable. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1.
NJ State Professional Registered Nurse License. 2. AHA Basic Health
Care Life Support HCP Certification. Licenses and Certifications
Preferred: 1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification.
Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the
recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color,
creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, veteran status and any other category protected by
federal or state law.
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