Registered Nurse, Yale Health
In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment providing health services to its facility, staff and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 47 years later, Yale Health has more than 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world.
Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010, is where our members receive most of their care. It is a 144,000 square foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms, a 24/7 Acute Care Department, a 17-bed inpatient facility with two negative pressure rooms, a diagnostic imaging suite including MR and CT scan, x-ray and ultrasound and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.
The Clinical Nurse collaborates with the care team to deliver direct patient care to identified patient populations in a unit. Provides daily clinical support and nursing care, including integration of administrative work within a clinical department. In support of the Clinical Nurse Manager and Chief of Medical Service, is responsible and accountable for ensuring achievement of strategic objectives and mission in the related patient service line. As a critical member of the care team, demonstrates outstanding clinical judgement and critical thinking skills to support organizational goals to meet superior outcomes, provides seamless high quality and efficiencies in the delivery of care. Patient and Family centered care is demonstrated in all areas of operations. Adheres to a safety culture, fosters staff engagement and service excellence to promote a positive work environment. Works in close collaboration with nursing, clinician and physician staff to ensure standards of care are consistently met. Practically applies comprehensive knowledge of nursing standards and principles as well as quality assurance and infection control theory in daily management.
- The clinical nurse uses the nursing process to deliver high quality comprehensive and individualized care to members of Yale Health.
- Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team to support the work of the team, unit activities, and the accomplishment of positive patient outcomes.
- Delegates responsibilities to appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon an understanding of others' roles, scope of practice, knowledge, and capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel.
- Contributes to a positive work environment by being responsive to the need for change.
- Maintains a collaborative work relationship with staff members through respect and recognition of cultural and human diversity.
- Successfully completes the competency based orientation within designated time frame.
- Identifies self-learning needs and actively participates in meeting them in collaboration with the leadership team. Sets and achieves professional goals.
- Delivers excellence in patient care through compliance with all patient safety and regulatory initiatives.
- Communicates in a calm professional manner with patients, families, colleagues, members of the care team, and other hospital personnel, accepts and elicits feedback, and works toward resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns.
- Uses resources in a fiscally sound manner.
- Compliance with University, State and federal healthcare regulations.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize using the nursing process in a high volume outpatient environment.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Competent clinical triage skills and critical thinking skills.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Evidence of maintenance of professional skill and competency, attendance at educational programs such as seminars and workshops that are appropriate to the field.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Outstanding interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and excellent written skills.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Computer proficiency as it relates to the use of an EMR.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Demonstrated Nursing experience with at least two years in a medical surgical or critical care setting in a hospital or outpatient/ambulatory facility. Ambulatory care, primary care (sub-acute facility) or a college health center preferred in addition. Critical Care experience includes ICU, ED, SICU. EKG interpretation skills for some specialties.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut.
May require prolonged standing, walking, use of sight, hearing and touch, moving/lifting patients of varying weights. Requires keyboard use and ability to sit in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Current CPR certification.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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