Under the supervision of an RN, carries out and documents assigned tasks and nursing interventions as addressed on the care plan, and reviews and revises the nurses care plan.
Ø Monitors each patient for the physical and psychosocial needs and alters plan of care as discussed with RN and has input into acuity levels, prepares for OR, and special procedures.
Ø Administers medication by all routes, performs venipuncture and IV therapy after training is complete.
Ø Directs and assists in the supervision of Nursing Assistants and UC staff.
Ø Provides nutritional support as necessary (oral, enteral, peripheral) except Hyperalimentation.
Ø Evaluates, communicates and documents care delivered to other members of the health care team through shift report, nursing care plans, progress notes/nursing notes, direct communications to team members, etc.
Ø Inserts, monitors and maintains NG tubes, urinary caths, etc.
Ø Assists physicians with exams, dressing changes, etc. as necessary.
Ø Receives physicians' orders, records, and completes.
Ø Assists with discharge instruction to patient and/or family regarding necessary information to continue care at home.
Ø Utilizes both Infection Control and safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment.
Ø Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately.
Ø Reviews and performs shift assessments and reports any variations/concerns to RN.
Ø Gives and receives report on assigned patients.
Ø May be required to perform other assignments from time to time as requested by the Department Leader.