BronxCare Health System’s nurses are actively involved in transforming care delivery programs that are designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care for inpatients and outpatients.
As an integral part of the BronxCare team, nurses are continually empowered to be actively involved in the unit based decision-making process, through the use of a shared governance model. Their wide-ranging responsibilities include direct care, providing patient/family education, and being a patient advocate, as well as directing unit resources and effectively communicating with physicians and support staff.
The needs of patients, their families, and the community come FIRST and drive the nursing team. Nursing care is patient centered, and is consistent with the tenets of The Patient's Bill of Rights.
We believe in rendering honest care that is always directed to the best intention for patients, both individually and collectively.
We believe in rendering nursing care that is consistent the Code for Nurses' practice benchmarks.
We believe that patients and their families are individuals and, as a result, flexible in implementing strategies for the delivery of individualized and personal care that is culturally sensitive.
We are dedicated to using available resources to the benefit of patients and their families.
We believe in assisting each other by providing a framework that fosters collaboration, effective communication, and education.
We are committed to excellence in nursing and are accountable for our actions. Nursing is practiced within the guidelines set forth by the New York State Nurse Practice Act.
We are approachable and strive to keep patients satisfied. Communication that is consistent, clear, and transparent, throughout our daily practice, assists in keeping patients safe and satisfied.
We treat patients and each other within a "just culture" framework. Our shared governance assists in defining the cornerstone principles of excellence in patient care, through partnership, equity, and accountability in decision-making.