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SIGN ON BONUS / 11-7 Nurses (LPN and RN)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the RN Nursing supervisor, Unit manager, DNS or ADNS the RN/LPN delivers efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient family satisfaction.  He/she operates within the scope of practice defines by the state nurse practice act and delegates aspects of patient care to C.N.A.’s consistent with their scope of practice.  The RN/LPN manages patient care by performing nursing assessments and collaborating with the nursing team and other disciplines, patients and families to develop effective plans of care.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

1. Assessment:

  • Collects, validates, synthesizes and records objective and subjective data
  • Prioritizes data collection based on patient needs
  • Analyzes all data
  • Identifies actual or potential problems or needs based on data analysis

2. Care Planning:

  • Establishes realistic and measureable short and long term goals for the identified health problems and needs
  • Develops individualized interventions to achieve goals
  • Determines timelines within the care plan
  • Conducts a systematic and ongoing evaluation of patient outcomes
  • Reviews and revises plan of care as indicated

3. Implementing Care:

  • Performs nursing functions and provides care within scope of practice
  • Coordinates and delegates care as appropriate
  • Verifies that medical orders arte accurately transcribed
  • Administers medications and performs treatments per physician orders
  • Communicates and documents interventions and patient response

4. Managing Patient Care:

  • Delegates care responsibilities to staff considering
  • Complexity of care
  • Competency of staff
  • Center polices
  • States practice act
  • Supervises staff to ensure that delegated tasks and interventions are implemented appropriately and per policy
  • Evaluates and adjusts the plan of care to achieve patient goals and immunize hospitalizations
  • Actively participates in Utilization Management or interdisciplinary Care Management Meeting to facilitate appropriate discharge planning
  • Communicates team’s recommendations for discharge to the attending physician, patient and family
  • Prepares patient family for discharge including patient and family education
  • Communicates patient information with assigned staff during and between shifts
  • Participates in shift to shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff 
  • Performs drug count when beginning and ending shift and whenever necessary
  • Collaborates with physicians in rounds and examination of patients as needed
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual’s needs, choices and preferences
  • Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team orientated and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families
  • Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in service programs and outside professional education programs
  • Assists with the orientation of newly hired nursing staff
  • Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive protected health information at all times
  • Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state strafing requirement and or needs of patients
  • Performs other duties as requested.
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