Overview and Responsibilities
Coordinates and provides care under the direction of the sponsoring physician.
Collects nursing assessment data for communication to the physician, patient/family staff for facilitation of the Medical Staff member's assessment, medical plan of care and management of the patient.
Performs pre-operative evaluation on the patient.
Develops an individualized plan based on the patient's condition, age, and needs.
Assists in providing care post-operatively.
Writes post-operative orders/operative notes according to established guidelines.
Participates in post-operative rounds.
Performs minor treatments including the following: urinary catheter insertion/removal, suture removal, r line removal, chest tube removal, shortening drain removal, and dressing changes.
Documents interventions/care in the patient's medical record.
Record data for discharge summary with additional notation, completion, and countersignature by supervising physician including dictation of discharge summary only after review of data with supervising physician.
Provides patient, family, and/or significant other health teaching/education.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Description Minimum Required Preferred / Desired Experience 2 years of hospital experience preferred. Education Training Special Skills Computer literacy Basic Life Support Licensure BLS , RN
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