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The RN IV is staff nurse who is a unit-based clinical leader and scholar, and functions at the Expert level of Benner's model of clinical practice. The RN IV provides direct patient care in addition to being accountable for the care outcomes of a clinical population. The RN IV leads and coordinates interdisciplinary activities focusing on clinical practice, consultation, education and research, incorporating evidence into practice.
The RN IV uses expert communication skills to serve as patient and family advocate and to educate, mentor and coach staff in clinical and professional practice. The RN IV assumes an advanced leadership role in analyzing systems to anticipate/reduce risk and improve patient safety/quality. Responsibilities include contributions at the unit and housewide levels, with expectation to collaborate/manage/lead on system-wide and national initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital's Pillars of Excellence:
People (providing direction and plans, leading and managing people, ICARE values)
Service (patient/customer satisfaction, interpersonal effectiveness)
Quality and Safety (making judgments and decisions)
Finance (driving for performance excellence)
Innovation and Growth (leading improvement and innovation, role-specific expertise)
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
Master's degree (Clinical Nurse Leader or Clinical Nurse Specialist Preferred )
10 CEU's annually (5 within specialty)
At least 5 years' experience required with 2 years in specialty
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered nurse with current Texas license
Other certifications as required by unit/service
Magnet Recognized Certification in applicable clinical specialty
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
Basic computer skills
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
Competencies, skills, training as listed in Policy NU-903, 'Competence of Nursing Staff' and HR 07 'Competency Assessment'