To provide proficient nursing care for an individual or group of patients with less predictable problems and to provide leadership in the implementation of high-quality nursing care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.
Dependent upon the area of assignment performs all, or a combination of, the following:
Uses advanced nursing knowledge and the nursing process to:
Assess factors of the patient's past and present physical, psychosocial, and cultural baseline, health problems, and external support systems which may impact his/her ability to cope with the current health situation.
Define a nursing problem list, based on an assessment of the patient, that reflects the
Consideration of the medical diagnosis and the patient's problems,
Define realistic measurable goals related to each problem.
Develop a nursing plan which is directed toward the optimal resolution of nursing diagnoses and prevention of future problems.
Evaluate and document a patient's progress toward goals.
Collaborates with the appropriate health care professionals in implementing a comprehensive plan of care.
Provide an individualized plan of nursing care that assists the patient in maximizing participation in his/her care.
Collaborate with the physician to revise the nursing plan of care and/ or goals as necessary.
Implement appropriate patient education programs to meet individual health care needs.
Assist physicians with day to day patient care
Taking histories and assessing the reason for visit.
Assist with procedures and treatments.
Demonstrates administrative and clinical leadership skills by:
Supervising nursing staff in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
Maintains accountability for delivery of nursing care and for aspects of care delegated to others.
Adheres to ethical and legal standards of the hospital and the profession.
Uses results of nursing research to support and/or change nursing practice.
Other Related Duties
Work as a telephone triage nurse
To give advice to patients via telephone and in the office
To assess the needs of patients via telephone
To handle calls in order of priority
To make appointments whenever necessary
To assist with referrals from outside physicians
To redirect calls when appropriate
To work directly with other support staff to handle problems
Nurses in this category shall not:
Accept controlled drugs delivered to the nursing unit
Participate in expanded practice procedures, (e.g. draw arterial blood gases or defibrillate a patient in Critical Care, or administer intravenous narcotics )
Nurses licensed out-of-state in a Clinical Nurse position are supervised by a nurse with a registered license in the District of Columbia.
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