Assesses, plans, delegates and coordinates the nursing care for assigned patients throughout the scheduled shift according to the plan of care and in collaboration with other members of the health care team (physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, etc.).
Identifies both actual and potential needs/problems through nursing assessment to facilitate an organized and prioritized plan of care.
Supervises LPN, Nursing Assistants, and UC.
Recognizes and responds to emergency situations and life threatening situations appropriately.
Documents assessment, plan of care, interventions and educational needs of each patient, as well as, documenting the patient/family response to interventions.
Delivers patient care activities according to Standards of Care and Practice:
A. Administration of medications and treatment, i.e., initiation and maintenance of IV meds, blood and blood products, hyperalimentation, epidural analgesia, patient controlled analgesia and chemotherapy.
B. Utilization, maintenance and charging of equipment and supplies. Checks emergency equipment/drugs for proper operation and availability every shift.
C. Maintains a safe patient and working environment by adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
D. Receives physician orders, documents, follows up and evaluates patients outcomes.
Assures that orders are carried out properly per policy. All orders are to be noted, signed and dated appropriately by the RN or LPN.
E. Use of fetal monitoring with interpretation and appropriate interventions.
Current Virginia License at time of hire date.
Education/Experience: Must be currently registered in the State of Virginia.
Job requires no previous clinically related nursing experience but six months Med/Surg desired. The employee will complete an orientation program of sufficient duration and content to prepare them for specific duties in the hospital before they administer direct patient care but at least within thirty (30) days of hire date.
CPR and NRP certification is required within 30 days of hire.
Successful completion of unit specific competencies annually. ACLS preferred. AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring is required every two years and within one year of hire.