supervision, provides nursing care in a hospital to a variety of patients with
health problems ranging from simple to complex.
for an assigned group of patients. Documents patient responses to nursing
interventions and prescribed medical treatments; notes all changes in physician
order on assigned patients. Assists physician in the examination of
patients and in performing minor diagnostic procedures and treatment.
Obtains and monitors physiological data of patients, observes the physiological
manifestations of patients and intervenes when necessary. Administers
medication as prescribed. Initiates, regulates and monitors intravenous
infusions and blood products. Delivers patient care competently.
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.