Calls the appropriate team member (i.e. Medical Director) with all non-life threatening medical and medication issues to obtain guidance regarding his plan of action for the client. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, all staff members are authorized to contact emergency services by dialing 911.
Identifies client care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to clients and families.
Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse act, and other governing agency regulations.
Resolves client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Documents patient care services by charting in client and department records.
Maintains continuity among teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.
Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem solving methods.
Follows the incident reporting policy and procedure in reporting any potential safety issues.
Demonstrates skills of delegation, organization and coordination of assigned services, delegating responsibilities to designated staff as appropriate.
Functions as a role model for nursing staff.
Role models problem solving as the effective means of resolving conflict.
Provides pertinent communication to the Director of Nursing//Admissions Manager regarding levels of staff performance.
Effectively prioritizes communication issues pertaining to all departments and provides collaborative intervention as necessary.
Exercises good judgment and discretion in deviating from policy in circumstances where strict adherence would pose a risk to the patient, visitor, staff or facility.
Collaborates with the Director of Nursing/Admissions Manager to maintain adequate levels of staff to deliver safe, effective and appropriate care and also remains within the budgetary guidelines.
Provides clinical direction to staff and evaluates the level of care provided by the nursing staff on assigned shifts Holds staff accountable for functioning in a reduced risk manner.
As the coordinator of care, the registered nurse is responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts and mobilization and participates as needed in patient handling
Provides coordination for Admissions Department.
Responsible for scheduling, patient flow, unit operations, resource allocation and supply management.
Participates in PI data collection, data analysis, reports and staff education.
Assists in providing essential training to the new staff.
Coordinates with the doctors and other nurses on the plan of care to provide the individual treatment needed; admissions related
Other duties, as needed.