Responsible for assessment, patient problems list, planning care, implementation of care plan, evaluation of care, education of patient and family, excellent communication skills, exhibiting professional behavior, delegating, directing and supervision of patient care. Institutes appropriate nursing interventions, before physician examination, according to department policy and procedure. Facilitate patient flow in the Senior Care Unit and communicate relevant information to the appropriate health care team, the patient and the family. Make assignments to licensed staff (LVN’s & RNs) and delegate to unlicensed staff in compliance with BNE rules for patients with predictable as well as unpredictable health needs. Implement standing pathway orders based on assessment at patient arrival. Facilitate use of the appropriate resources for support. Document legibly patient responses to treatments and medications and progress towards goals.
Age Specific Population Served: Geriatrics
Acquires the following competency certification within 3 months of hire: Accu-Check Competency, Legal Issues and CPR
Acquires the following certifications within 1 year of hire: Secure
Recommended the following certifications: ACLS and PALS from the end of the probationary period to 24 months of hire
Current registered nurse license in the State of Texas, CPR , A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is preferred, National certification is preferred.