The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and supervises individual patient care according to unit policies and procedures. Accepts responsibility for direction of co-workers in the implementation of care plans. May be required to work on other units according to distribution of staff and patients.
DEPARTMENT/ROLE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
ARU: Attends family conferences, patient care Conferences, and daily stand up meetings.
CARE CLINIC, SAME DAY SURGERY, and PACU: Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager to assure integration of ASPAN’s Standards of Perioperative Nursing Practice.
CHARGE NURSE: Responsible for coordination of patient care in collaboration with physicians and ancillary departments to achieve quality outcomes. Facilitates immediate and direct complaint intervention and resolution. Participates in ongoing evaluation of patients, assuring efficiency of communication with patients, follow-up and flow through the system. Performs daily rounds on the floors to assess patients and possible critical situations to determine patient care needs and outcomes. Assists in the identification and management of staff, patient, and family educational needs. Oversight of charging and documentation accuracy, including review and analysis of effectiveness of nursing interventions. Possess the authority to send employees home in the interest of safe patient care.
CLINICAL EDUCATION: Instructs Nurse Residency or clinical certification classes as directed by the program director. Deliver clinical curriculum utilizing various methods.
FORENSIC NURSING: Provides timely, non-judgmental, compassionate care to victims of trauma and violence, to include but not limited to Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Strangulation, Elder Abuse and Sexual Assault and Abuse. Follows established forensic nursing protocols. Triages and assesses patients, provides prophylaxis for pregnancy and STI’s, coordinates medical and psychological care, provides advocacy, community resource and law enforcement referrals. Performs complete head to toe physical, document patient history, collect forensic evidence including photographic documentation. Be available for call coverage according to forensic nursing protocol. Maintains forensic nursing competences and participate in quality assurance projects, community education and peer review.
HOSPICE: Serves as patient case manager and focuses specifically on the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient and family in a nurturing and supportive role. Attends the first available hospice volunteer training after acceptance of employment.
HOSPITALIST: Integrates health care for clients from pre-admission to post-discharge. The nurse functions in structured and unstructured health care settings. The nurse utilizes independent nursing judgment when integrating health care. Will have knowledge of and utilize appropriate age-related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of adult and geriatric patients.
MEDICAL IMAGING: Procedural Nurse: Provides IV moderate sedation and pain relief. Assists with biopsies, the placement of drains for abscesses, and the insertion of chest tubes. May assist with Peripheral Runoffs, PAS port placements and removals, Nephrostomy/Biliary tube placements, AV Fistulograms with and without angioplasty, IVC Filter placement and removal, Discograms and thrombolytic infusion therapy.
RESOURCE POOL: Floats within designated pod and clinical specialty.
VASCULAR ACCESS NURSE: Hard stick IVs, ultrasound guided IVs, PICC insertions, mid-line insertions, port accesses, and dressing changes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified and employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
MINIMUM HIRING REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLETED ONCE HIRED:
Candidates must meet the following mandatory requirements for specialty units once hired: