Family Role Specific Competency Self-Assessment
Role Specific Competency
Examples of partial or complete attainment of the competency
Areas needing further development
CORE: No Role Specific.
1.Critically analyzes data and evidence for improving advanced nursing practice.
2. Integrates knowledge from the humanities and sciences within the context of nursing science.
3. Translates research and other forms of knowledge to improve practice processes and outcomes. 4. Develops new practice approaches based on the integration of research, theory, and practice knowledge.
Works with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
Engages diverse health care professionals who complement one’s own professional expertise, as well as associated resources, to develop strategies to meet specific patient care needs.
Engages in continuous professional and inter-professional development to enhance team performance
Assumes leadership in inter-professional groups to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of care provided in complex systems.
CORE NO Role Specific
1. Uses best available evidence to continuously improve quality of clinical practice.
2. Evaluates the relationships among access, cost, quality, and safety and their influence on health care.
3. Evaluates how organizational structure, care processes, financing, marketing and policy decisions impact the quality of health care.
4. Applies skills in peer review to promote a culture of excellence.
5. Anticipates variations in practice and is proactive in implementing interventions to ensure quality.
CORE NO Role Specific
1. Provides leadership in the translation of new knowledge into practice.
2. Generates knowledge from clinical practice to improve practice and patient outcomes.
3. Applies clinical investigative skills to improve health outcomes. 4. Leads practice inquiry, individually or in partnership with others.
5. Disseminates evidence from inquiry to diverse audiences using multiple modalities.
6. Analyzes clinical guidelines for individualized application into practice.
Technology & Information Literacy
CORE NO Role Specific
1. Integrates appropriate technologies for knowledge management to improve health care.
2. Translates technical and scientific health information appropriate for various users’ needs. 2.a Assesses the patient’s and caregiver’s educational needs to provide effective, personalized health care. 2.b Coaches the patient and caregiver for positive behavioral change.
3. Demonstrates information literacy skills in complex decision making.
4. Contributes to the design of clinical information systems that promote safe, quality and cost effective care.
5. Uses technology systems that capture data on variables for the evaluation of nursing care.
CORE NO Role specific
1.Demonstrates an understanding of the interdependence of policy and practice.
2. Advocates for ethical policies that promote access, equity, quality, and cost.
3. Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy development.
4. Contributes in the development of health policy.
5. Analyzes the implications of health policy across disciplines.
6. Evaluates the impact of globalization on health care policy development.
Health Delivery System
CORE NO Role Specific
1.Applies knowledge of organizational practices and complex systems to improve health care delivery.
2. Effects health care change using broad based skills including negotiating, consensus-building, and partnering.
3. Minimizes risk to patients and providers at the individual and systems level.
4. Facilitates the development of health care systems that address the needs of culturally diverse populations, providers, and other stakeholders.
5.Evaluates the impact of health care delivery on patients, providers, other stakeholders, and the environment.
6. Analyzes organizational structure, functions and resources to improve the delivery of care.
7. Collaborates in planning for transitions across the continuum of care.
CORE NO role specific
1.Integrates ethical principles in decision making.
2. Evaluates the ethical consequences of decisions.
3. Applies ethically sound solutions to complex issues related to individuals, populations and systems of care.
Obtains and accurately documents a relevant health history for patients of all ages and in all phases of the individual and family life cycle using collateral information, as needed.
Performs and accurately documents appropriate comprehensive or symptom-focused physical examinations on patients of all ages (including developmental and behavioral screening, physical exam and mental health evaluations).
Identifies health and psychosocial risk factors of patients of all ages and families in all stages of the family life cycle
Identifies and plans interventions to promote health with families at risk.
Assesses the impact of an acute and/or chronic illness or common injuries on the family as a whole.
Distinguishes between normal and abnormal change across the lifespan.
Assesses decision-making ability and consults and refers, appropriately.
Synthesizes data from a variety of sources to make clinical decisions regarding appropriate management, consultation, or referral.
Plans diagnostic strategies and makes appropriate use of diagnostic tools for screening and prevention, with consideration of the costs, risks, and benefits to individuals.
Formulates comprehensive differential diagnoses.
Manages common acute and chronic physical and mental illnesses, including acute exacerbations and injuries across the lifespan to minimize the development of complications, and promote function and quality of living.
Prescribes medications with knowledge of altered pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics with special populations, such as infants and children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults.
Prescribes therapeutic devices.
Adapts interventions to meet the complex needs of individuals and families arising from aging, developmental/life transitions, comorbities, psychosocial, and financial issues.
Assesses and promotes self-care in patients with disabilities.
Plans and orders palliative care and end-of-life care, as appropriate.
Performs primary care procedures.
Uses knowledge of family theories and development stages to individualize care provided to individuals and families.
Facilitates family decision-making about health.
Analyzes the impact of aging and age-and disease-related changes in sensory/perceptual function, cognition, confidence with technology, and health literacy and numeracy on the ability and readiness to learn and tailor interventions accordingly.
Demonstrates knowledge of the similarities and differences in roles of various health professionals proving mental health services, e.g., psychotherapists, psychologist, psychiatric social worker, psychiatrist, and advanced practice psychiatric nurse.
Evaluates the impact of life transitions on the health/illness status of patients and the impact of health and illness on patients (individuals, families, and communities).
Applies principles of self-efficacy/empowerment in promoting behavior change.
Develops patient-appropriate educational materials that address the language and cultural beliefs of the patient.
Monitors specialized care coordination to enhance effectiveness of outcomes for individuals and families.
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