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Patient Care Nurse

Welcome to Children's of Alabama (COA). 

In order to gain entry and access to patients, patient's medical records and/or staff located in any COA facility, Non-COA Nursing Professionals will apply for privileges before access is allowed.  This privileging process applies to individuals who perform clinical nursing duties either independently or under the direct supervision of a member of Children's Hospital Medical or Nursing Staff.  This privileging process has to be done annually to maintain privileges. 

Patient Care Nurse might have to attend Nursing Service Orientation and possibly clinic orientation as part of the initial process.  Also submit the following documents to Charles Gooch in Nursing Education and Research Center for initial and annual renewal process. 

Depending on your duties while here at COA the following Orientation/s have to be completed:
__ Hospital Orientation  (week long)  (click here for more information)
__  Specialty Care Services Clinic area Orientation; meet with the SCS Educator for Orientation to the clinic at 939-5114.  When completed send a copy of the form to Charles Gooch for your file.

 __  Get ID Badge from Security


1.__ Non-COA Nursing Professional Demographic Data Document (click here)
    As part of this document you will read the Non-COA Staff Infomation Handbook to be current on the following topics, then sign and enter the date you completed it at the bottom of the document.  
        __ Fire Safety and Security Information
        __ Code of Conduct
        __ Infection Control
        __ Patient Safety Goals
        __ SBAR: Effective Communication
        __ Child Abuse and Neglect

2.__ Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Statement Form (click here)

3.__ Non-COA Bedside Nurse with Patient Care Contact Continuing Competency Review Document (click here)
    Your supervisor is to complete this document verifying the following by checking the boxes:
        __ You are qualified to provide bedside Patient Care for Pediatric Patients
        __ You have a current nursing license to practice in the State of Alabama
        __ Your Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training is up-to-date and you have a current card
        __ You are current with TB Skin Testing
        __ And your Varicella Status-Positive Titers, Immunizatiuons and Hepatitis B Vaccine has been done or documented

Please route the completed forms to Charles Gooch , Nursing Education and Research office, Suite 410, in the Children's Harbor building of Children's Hospital. These items must be received within 30 days of notification to receive privileges. 

Contact Charles Gooch 205-638-9985 for further instructions or any questions.

Charles Gooch , R.N.
Office: 205-638-9985
Pager: 205-954-6208
Fax: 205-638-6066