Confers and cooperates with Director, Medical Staff, families and other hospital departments to provide adequately for patients' care. Evaluates daily care requirements of all patients by completing comprehensive rounds during respective shift, and by regular consultation with all shifts. Responsible for monitoring patient needs and ascertain that requests are addressed promptly. Designates team leaders and assigns staff to patient care in accordance with their needs complexities. records acuity levels per policy to assist with daily staffing needs.
Maintains records necessary to determine nursing hours. Acts as a resource person and assists staff in formulating current patient care plans. Evaluates patients' requirements for health teaching and discharge planning. Confers with Directors and initiates required activities to assure patients' needs are met.. Holds and documents patient care conferences.
Responsible for prompt and accurate processing of physicians' orders during respective shifts. Contact physicians when necessary. Participate in and is responsible for accurate documentation of all Emergency Codes. Interact with Clinical nurses, Quality Management and Education, supporting efforts towards staff development. Act as a resource person to staff by assisting and implementing new and revised nursing procedures promptly and accurately. Supports personal and professional growth and assist staff to achieve their goals.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities as requested by the Director, including the accurate documentation and processing of Incident Reports, Problem Investigation Reports, Medical Discrepancy, Adverse Drug Reaction forms etc.; forwards in a timely manner. Evaluates daily staffing requirements. Is responsible to cover oncoming shifts, consulting with Coordinator when efforts to cover are unsuccessful.
FL RN license.
Bachelors degree in nursing required. Masters's degree preferred.
BLS and ACLS required.
Required Work Related Experience:
Three - five years of progressive population-specific and/or service clinical experience required. Management experience desired.