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Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), assists with patients’ activities of daily living and plan of care. Communicates with and supports healthcare team, patients and/or patient’s family or significant other(s). Maintains and demonstrates high standards of professional ethics.
- Supports the activities of daily living to include bathing, dressing, grooming, oral care, feeding, toileting/hygiene, and assisting with mobility and transport. Demonstrates standard precautions including the care of patients in isolation and safe patient practice.
- Performs technical duties as directed by RN, such as phlebotomy, vital signs, point of care testing, EKGs, Foley catheter care specific to population served and documents appropriately.
- Identifies and communicates changes in patient’s status to RN and responds appropriately. Demonstrates standard precautions including the care of patients in isolation and safe patient practice.
- Reinforces education of patient and family/responsible party regarding individual care needs and safety issues.
- Participates in Cooper patient satisfaction initiatives and goals. Participates in the performance improvement activities. Assists in orientation of new hires.
- Completes annual unit-specific competencies by specified due date.
- Attends Staff Meetings when available for documents review of staff meeting minutes.
- Assists in admission, transfers and discharges of patients to and from the unit.
Assumes responsibility for record keeping, and intra-departmental and Inter-departmental communications.
Performs essential duties related to one or more of the clinical subspecialties of Chemistry, Hematology, Blood Bank and Microbiology/Immunology based on shift. Specific skills required for Molecular Pathology, Flow Cytometry and Point of Care job postings. For Customer Service posting, performs essential duties related to reference lab test processing and resulting.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated timeframe. Evaluates patients, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications utilizing the nursing process. Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Graduate of NLN accredited School of Nursing and current NJ-RN License required. Specific shift requirements apply.
Adheres to Departmental procedures, fulfills compliance with life safety, fire and hazardous
waste, Radiation Safety, and Infection Control requirements.
Maintains Licensure, stays current and participates departmental training offered.
Performs procedures (Portables, E.R., Trauma, Fluoro OR and General) as needed.
Demonstrates courteous behavior, positive attitude, etc. through polite communication with
all co- workers/guests.
Understands and appreciates the need to provide good customer service, both internal and
Maintains work area: Reports maintenance issues for equipment, monitors supplies and
deficiencies, maintains paperwork particular to each department/office.
Participates in clinical activities (i.e. assists with patient flow/care, helps to optimize
throughput of patients via Radiology Ambassador team.
Remains compliant of timekeeping rules: Avoids early, late and unauthorized entries.
Attends greater than 80% of staff meetings to staff informed and supports initiatives.
This position has a strong emphasis on customer service to our patients.
Must ensure quality patient scheduling, positive telephone etiquette and customer
satisfaction in support of the mission of Cooper University Hospital.
Serve as the front line contact person for all incoming patients.
Greet, register, schedule, collect point of service copays and provide general information to
patients and their families using AIDET.
Must have the ability to be organized, take independent action and project Cooper’s values
to both customer and co-workers.
Serves as patient’s non-clinical navigator during discharge coordination.
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), assists with patients’ activities of daily living and plan of care.
Communicates with and supports healthcare team, patients and/or patient’s family or significant other(s).
Maintains and demonstrates high standards of professional ethics.
To provide continuous observation and surveillance of 1:1/Close observation patients while maintaining patient safety. Patient Rounding to ensure equipment efficiency and patient safety
Assists in providing direct, indirect, and non-patient care responsibilities.
Contributes to quality patient care by serving as a significant member of the health care team.
Support and participates in the Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) concepts of care coordination and team- based care.
Assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate healthcare options and services with the goal of increasing the likelihood of improvement to the health status of identified populations across the continuum.
- Follow established PCC workflow for utilization and self-management support
- Participate in PCMH activities which include but are not limited to: hospital discharge follow-up, care planning, coordination of services, and communication between care providers
- Collaborate with patient’s medical/health and community-based providers to establish mutual goal-setting including patients and their families/caregivers, utilizing self-management tools.
- Provide outreach, care management and education for disease self-management per patient centered goals.
- Identify, document, and mitigate patient barriers to improved outcomes.
- Monitor and evaluate the services and community based resources necessary to respond to the individual member’s health needs.
- Provides telephonic and or in-practice outreach, disease management and/or case management, education, and other clinically based activities for target populations.
- Conduct assessments, develop nursing treatment plans and interventions and set goals for treatment plans/behavioral modifications within the scope of licensure in collaboration with other care providers.
- Assists physicians and other team members in developing and implementing evidence based practices and care plans for target health populations.
- Collect data on quality metrics and track as required for improvement efforts.
- Participate in process/quality improvement initiatives to achieve targets as defined by organizational/department goals and objectives.
The Registered RN is a professional care-giver who, as a member of a multidisciplinary
health care team, assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a
designated time frame and who supervises and provides care to these patients utilizing the
nursing process including the therapeutic use of self.
Follows established policies and procedures.
Communicates openly with internal customers and supervisors.
Provides excellent customer service interfacing well with all levels of staff, management
Applies Cooper core values.
Other duties as required