| The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for identifying the patient's alterations in health, assessing the patient's human response to actual and potential health problems, implementing nursing interventions based on theoretical concepts from nursing and other arts and sciences to achieve outcomes for the patient that facilitate resolution of alterations in health and actual and potential health problems, determining the effectiveness of nursing interventions by evaluating anticipated patient outcomes as needed to achieve optimal patient outcomes. |
Whenever possible, the patient, the family or those significant to the patient are an integral part of the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation efforts of the Registered Nurse.
The Registered Nurse is responsible to supervise/direct care provided by Licensed Practical Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. The Registered Nurse is responsible to assign/delegate care to other qualified members of the health care team. The RN coordinates care between other professional disciplines as needed. Unit-based activities which contribute to a positive work and professional environment are performed.
The Registered Nurse provides and coordinates care to achieve the organization's mission of excellent patient care and nursing's vision of setting a new standard of excellence in autonomous and accountable nursing practice committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care in a climate of trust and collaboration.
About UF Health Shands
UF Health encompasses the University of Florida Health Science Center – the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center – and the Shands family of hospitals and services.With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, six research institutes, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.UF Health includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, which includes both a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses six research institutes: the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.The full spectrum of patient-care services is provided through Shands, which is UF’s private, not-for-profit affiliate. The Shands family of hospitals and programs includes two teaching hospitals as well as two specialty hospitals: UF Health Shands Hospital UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital UF Health Jacksonville UF Health Shands Psychiatric HospitalUF Health includes two specialty inpatient facilities — UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Florida Recovery Center — as well as a home-health agency — UF Health Shands HomeCare. UF Health, the umbrella name under which UF and Shands work in close collaboration, also offers more than 80 UF physician outpatient practices located throughout north central and northeast Florida.Approximately 1,500 University of Florida faculty and community physicians on our medical staff provide care in more than 100 specialty and subspecialty medical areas, from primary care to highly complex care, including cancer specialties, heart care, women and children's services, neuromedicine specialties and transplant services. Patients come to UF Health from all 67 Florida counties, throughout the nation and more than a dozen countries each year.The multidisciplinary teams of UF physicians, along with approximately 12,000 Shands employees and more than 1,000 volunteers, contribute to our health system's excellent reputation for quality care and service.