B E L I E F S
Excellence. We believe in
providing the highest quality patient care and safety through interdisciplinary collaboration
with the members of the healthcare team. We incorporate new knowledge and evidence-based practice
in our care delivery. Patient Education is a key component of our care.
Outcomes. We are focused on
holistic patient-care outcomes and we evaluate our performance through monitoring of nursing-sensitive
indicators, including patient satisfaction surveys. We believe in continuous improvement and compare
ourselves with appropriate benchmarks.
Governance. The nurses are provided
with a governance structure that promotes active participation, decision-making, professional
growth and organizational involvement. Collectively, and with shared vision, nursing leaders and
nursing staff are responsible for the effective management and professional leadership throughout
Healthy Work Environment.
We believe in promoting an environment that promotes patient and staff safety. We encourage our
staff, patients, and family to play a key role in maintaining a safe work environment. Recruitment,
retention, and educational efforts are continually assessed and evaluated to assure competent staff.
V A L U E S
We value the acquisition of knowledge and skills through formal and continuing education,
competency-development, and specialty certification. We recognize the work of educators,
preceptors and mentors in assisting our staff as they move from novices to experts. Through
example, all professional staff assists co-workers and students in developing and demonstrating
acceptable, professional demeanor towards patients, families and other disciplines. We encourage
learning through networking with professional associations.
Ethical Practice. We advocate
for, and adhere to, the Patient Bill of Rights. We provide care following the provision and scope
of the New Jersey Nursing Practice Act. We subscribe to the Code of Ethics for Nurses by the
American Nurses Association.
Goal-Orientation. Our performance is
based on mutually established goals. Our plan of care encourages patients and their families to be
active participants in their care. The members of the healthcare team drive toward the accomplishment
of patient-centered goals. We are committed to empowering patients and their families by providing
them with information, education, referral services.
Accountability and Autonomy.
We value the contribution of each staff member. We assume accountability and responsibility for
our actions. Our staff members are given authority and autonomy commensurate with their responsibilities
and act within the scope of their practice.
Cultural Diversity and Community
Involvement. We support the provision of culturally-competent and linguistically-appropriate
care to all patients we serve. Services are available to individuals regardless of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and handicap, and are provided in a non-discriminatory
manner regardless of ability to pay for services. We recognize individual differences and value our
collective strength in providing high quality care.
Year-long and Continuous Improvement.
We are committed to performance improvement and continuous improvement. We comply with regulatory
requirements and standards of care form various professional organizations and other agencies.