Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the state nursing practice act.
Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients /residents histories, current progress and treatment goals.
Demonstrates ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when assessing patients/residents.
Complies with established medication policies and procedures.
Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment.
Completes all required documentation in a timely manner, including weekly summaries, care plans, fall risk assessments, skin risk assessments, skin sheets.
Receives telephone orders from Licensed Independent Practitioner and fulfills orders per established policies and procedures.
Proficient in assuring prompt recognition of any untoward change in patient condition, and to facilitate appropriate nursing, medical or other intervention
Effectively communicates with patients, families, physicians and team members
Serves as a professional role model to other staff.
Serves as a resource to team members in regards to direct patient care needs
Knowledgeable of infection control issues
Manages time effectively and uses sound judgment to maintain optimal patient care
Knowledgeable of patient status to plan and provide effectively
Follows narcotic count guidelines as established by facility
Proactive in remaining current with skills and competencies required to serve the increasingly complex population that we serve
Responsible for oral care of trach and ventilator dependent patients
Performs patient and family education starting at admission of the patient and documents accordingly in patient chart
Answers alarms and call lights to ensure prompt intervention
Actively works towards achieving goals set during annual performance review and other periodic reviews.
Attends and completes all Mandatory Education modules in a timely manner
Performs bedside shift report to enhance patient communication and satisfaction.
Reassess patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require
Preferred minimum of at least one (1) years experience in the acute/post acute and/or pediatric setting.Skills
Maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State in which performing duties.
Certified in BLS/ACLS/PALS
Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.
Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.