UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

REGISTERED NURSE 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

6230 (Classified Non Union)
8895 (WSNA UW Medical Center)
8903 (1199NW HMC-RN)
8908 (1199NW/Airlift Northwest Registered Nurses)


CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Provide professional nursing care at increasing levels of expertise.

BASIC FUNCTION

Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care; provide direction to staff in learning situations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, provide patient care and coordination of services through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care.

TYPICAL WORK

Demonstrate and document for assigned patients completion of:

1. Assessment and nursing diagnosis of patients;
2. Care planning;
3. Implementation of safe nursing care;
4. Evaluation of patient responses to nursing care;
5. Patient teaching;
6. Patient advocacy;
7. Discharge and transfer planning;
8. Admission, discharge and transfer processes;

Direct patients, families, visitors and staff members in emergencies and complex situations;

Initiate and evaluate overall care plan; involve patients and their families in care planning; initiate consultations and/or referrals and discharge planning;

Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing clinical duties and evaluate own practice in relation to these;

Participate in the Quality Assurance program by identifying areas for investigation; assist in data collection, monitoring, and the development and implementation of corrective actions for the unit;

Contribute to the establishment and implementation of goals for the unit through staff meetings and other activities;

Collaborate with other team members to assure continuity of patient care and to meet patient care needs.

Provide assistance and direction to new employees, supplemental, professional, agency, per diem and ancillary staff, and students following an established learning plan for a designated shift;

May serve as the unit charge nurse for assigned shift;

May act as a preceptor for new graduates or experienced employees by assessing learning needs, developing, implementing and monitoring the learning plan, and evaluating the learner's progress;

May act as a clinical resource to health care team members in identification and resolution of patient care problems to enhance effectiveness of the unit;

May initiate nursing rounds; conduct formal or informal inservices; present components of organization-wide educational offerings;

May develop clinical procedures based on changing technology, new research, and experience with patients in the specialty;

May develop educational or clinical projects for specified patient groups;

May initiate, collaborate, and/or assist in research projects to enhance the delivery of patient care.

May function as a primary nurse in delivery of patient care.

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

None.

Legal Requirement:

Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.  


New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class/Title: 10-22-90
Revise Minimum Qualifications: 5/9/01

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05