The staff nurse serves as the leader of the Nursing Care team who is ultimately responsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care. Will develop competencies for functioning safely in all areas of Medical/Surgical services. Nursing plan of care will include all age groups with the exception of infants.
The staff nurse serves as the leader of the Nursing Care team who is ultimately responsible and accountable to the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient focused, outcome oriented care.
Through assessment of the patient's physical, nutritional, psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, cultural, educational, and rehabilitative needs, problems are identified and documented in the clinical record and communicated to the physician, case manager, and ancillary departments when appropriate
Appropriate standards of care, care plans, and interventions are initiated, professionally modified, and communicated to the patient and other members of the healthcare team
Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: pediatric, children, adolescent, adult, geriatric
Provides patient/family health education that promotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/family to be involved in decisions about their own care
The patient's responses to interventions and progress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re assessed, evaluated, and documented in the clinical record
Patient care activities are coordinated through collaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare team
Physicians' orders are carried out accurately and efficiently, and clarified when necessary
Adverse or sudden changes in the patient's conditions are promptly communicated to the physician, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or family with specific and pertinent data
Able to identify potential or actual victims of abuse and understands the proper reporting mechanism
Able to recognize adverse drug reactions and demonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction is identified
Appropriately assesses the patient's pain and involves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriate interventions
Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriately monitors the patient receiving blood/blood products for any transfusion reaction; takes proper measures once a reaction is recognized
Patient care equipment is utilized safely and efficiently in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
Standard precautions are promoted and followed in the utilization of principles of infection control in patient care
Achieves stated goals related to job performance
Educational attendance records reveal attendance at all required educational programs/in services
Graduate of a Nursing Program from an accredited school
Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana
CPR for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire
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