Registered Nurse Special Procedures
Under general supervision, provides nursing care in one of OUMSs specialty areas.
Assumes responsibility for an assigned group of patients within a specialized treatment area. Assists physician in the examination of patients and in performing diagnostic procedures and treatment. Documents patient responses to medical treatment and nursing interventions. Notes all changes to physicians orders for assigned patients. Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological manifestations and intervenes when necessary. Administers medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous infusions and blood products. Oversees treatment provided by technicians or other service providers. Interacts with family and patient in sharing care plan while in the hospital and at time of discharge. Informs patient and family of hospital procedures. Makes referral regarding patient care needs to appropriate personnel. Delegates tasks to support staff.