JOB SUMMARY: Provides direct and indirect patient care in the hospital setting. Communicates with physicians/nurse manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response totreatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties
in all departments with adequate supervision to include the dutiesof the Registered Nurse.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Intermediate Medical Care RN
1. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: geriatric and the general adult patient population.
2. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
3. Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
4. Ability to perform glucometer testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures. Ability to perform testing on the ABL90 per policy.
5. Ability to interpret results of laboratory tests including following any protocols and notification of providers.
6. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
7. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
8. Follow the five medication rights and reduce the potential for medication errors. Scanning of medications in the electronic record is an expectation for safety except in emergency scenarios.
9. Formulates an education plan for patients based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in education as appropriate.
10. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
11. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice and competency level.
12. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
13. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
14. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
15. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
16. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs. Attends Rounds as scheduled.
17. Communicates appropriately and clearly to ICU/IMC Manager and Supervisor, coworkers and physicians.
18. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
19. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicate with Social Service and other Ancillary Departments as needed, regarding both in-hospital and post-discharge needs.
20. Documentation meets current standards and policies.
21. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
22. Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary. Communicates clear and concise needs to CNA for patient care.
23. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and functional under stressful situations.
24. Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean.
25. Completes annual education requirements on time.
26. Maintains regulatory requirements as assigned and completes on time.
27. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
28. Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
29. Maintains all required certifications with no lapse. Certifications are the responsibility of the staff member and are to be renewed prior to expiration or the employee will be removed from the schedule.
30. Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized time clock system correctly. Approves time card every two weeks in preparation for payroll.
31. Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.
32. Attends at least 85% of staff meetings annually.
33. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. This is an expectation while at work as well as when off the clock. Social media posts in no way negatively reflect upon the organization and do not contain any patient information.
34. Actively participates in performance and quality improvement activities.
35. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
36. Required to check emails and be responsible for its content at least once per week.