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Registered Nurse (RN) - Sub-Specialty Clinics at Hughes Spalding

Company: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Work Schedule/Days: Day--/--Monday - Friday

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Hughes Spalding--

Requisition #: 32430



Performs nursing process while providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Functions as member of interdisciplinary healthcare team.


  • Graduation from accredited school of nursing


    • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within one year of employment as required by department


      • No minimum experience required


        • Bachelor of Science in nursing
        • One year of experience


          • No minimally required knowledge, skills, or abilities


            PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)

            • Cultivates and maintains effective interaction/communication with medical staff, nursing staff, social workers, and others to drive the care coordination process and facilitate continuity of patient care.
            • Communicates with all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the care coordination process for specialty.
            • Communicates with home health agencies, third-party payor, and other community resources as needed to coordinate needs.
            • Facilitates and provides ongoing communication with patient/family, interdisciplinary staff and third parties (home health, third party payers, pharmacies, and other resources) to identify and resolve potential barriers.
            • Facilitates clinical practice guidelines at the patient level.
            • Performs outpatient and clinic care coordination and monitors patients' care between clinic and home.
            • Facilitates care via telehealth to assist with patient needs and concerns.
            • Refers cases identified as risk management issues, peer review issues, or quality issues to appropriate personnel.

              DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)

              • Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
              • Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
              • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
              • Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
              • Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.

                ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)

                • Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
                • Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
                • Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
                • Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
                • Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
                • Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
                • Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.

                  OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)

                  • Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
                  • Participates in monitoring activities within work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
                  • Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
                  • Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcomes and workflow.
                  • Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
                  • Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.


                    • Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date.
                    • Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
                    • Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable.

                      SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

                      Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

                      Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

                      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

                      PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

                      Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

                      Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

                      Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

                      Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

                      Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

                      Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

                      Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

                      Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

                      Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

                      WORKING CONDITIONS*

                      Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


                      About Us:

                      Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children's is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

                      With 3 hospitals, 27--neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children's is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children's offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

                      Children's has been ranked on Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.--

                      Have questions about the recruitment process? Check out What to Expect.

                      Address: 35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

                      Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

Keywords: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta , Registered Nurse (RN) - Sub-Specialty Clinics at Hughes Spalding, Healthcare , Atlanta, Georgia

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