The Professional Practice Leader (PPL) is a Registered Nurse (RN) who is responsible for upholding excellence in the provision of nursing care through implementation of the professional Practice Model and evidence-based standards of care. The Professional Practice Leader possesses broad nursing knowledge and has demonstrated high-performance as a clinical nurse. Functions as a clinical resource, facilitates patient care delivered by direct care nurses by evaluating the impact of care delivery, nursing practice, and resources allocated on patient outcomes. The PPL utilizes professional practice as the foundation for building a professional practice environment. The PPL partners with the managers and the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with administrative and clinical policies and procedures. The PPL adheres to regulatory standards, bargaining unit agreements, hospital and clinical standards of performance, and human resource management. The PPL implements quality and safety initiatives, engages in process improvement, and hospital and clinical standards of performance. The PPL ensures a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff.
The PPLs decisions and actions are based on ethical principles as outlined by the American Nurses Association. The PPL practices in adherence with the American Nurses Associations (ANA) Nursing Administration: Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators, the ANA Code of Ethics, the Oregon State Board of Nursings Practice Act, and within the context of the Nurse Executive Competencies developed by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). The PPL exemplifies the principles of the OHSU Culture of Safety Position Statement by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.