The Nursing Services Directorate provides nursing leadership, guidance, and direction for all patient care clinical areas in PHCC: Health Center Nurses, School Health Nurses, Home Health Care Nurses and Midwives, ensuring the maintenance of safe and clinically competent nursing practice.
Working together with nurse leaders in PHCC’s clinical areas, the Nursing Services Directorate provides guidance and direction in Nursing Services on standards of professional nursing care and practice; performance assessment; nursing policies and procedures; staffing plans; professional competency and continuing education; areas for improvement in clinical practice, work areas, and patient and work place safety; and nursing licensure.
The Nursing Services Directorate takes an active leadership role in PHCC’s decision-making structures and processes to ensure the delivery of safe and clinically competent nursing services in all nursing clinical areas across the organization.
The goal of nursing practice is to assist clients in achieving and maintaining optimal health in order to maximize quality of life across the lifespan. Nursing care is provided through nursing processes such as patient education; nursing administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing care and practice; collaboration with other health care team members; implementation of nursing standards of care and practice; and partnership with the community.
All nursing care is under the direction of registered nurses; nurse technicians must demonstrate nursing competencies acquired through certified nursing education programs with completion degrees and certificates, displaying a thorough knowledge of clinical areas, policies, and procedures, including proficiency in the computer order entry system.
All PHCC clients and their families.
The Nursing Service Directorate leads the organization in the provisioning of clinical nursing practice that meets or exceeds established professional standards to maintain the trust and respect of our patients and the community.