Assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of the patient. Promotes adaptive responses of patient and family to achieve the highest level of patient care, promote safety, and maximize patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in their assigned nursing unit. Responsible for ensuring the very best patient and family experience by optimizing all interactions.
Completes preparation of the patient according to defined procedure.
Completes patient assessment for risks for falls.
Prepares equipment and supplies for procedures using sterile technique.
Cares for equipment before, during and after procedures or as needed in department.
Performs intravenous starts and monitors intravenous therapy on designated patients.
Performs point of care testing such as urine pregnancies or blood glucose on patients as needed.
Administers medication, IV push medication and conscious sedation.
Provides post-procedure care.
Observes, interprets, reports and records signs indicative of changes in the patient's condition.
Records appropriate information to monitor patients' needs prior to procedure.
Monitors and assists patients with spinal cord stimulators.
Provides appropriate patient education to patients and caregivers.
Adheres to requirements mandated by regulatory agencies.
Assists with orientation, in-service programs and supervision of nursing students, new staff members, and dedicated staff members.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
Actively participates in patient safety improvement and management program.
Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.
Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.
Assumes charge nurse role on assigned, rotating basis.
Assigns staff to specific patient areas as needed, based on patient acuity.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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