Provides in depth professional nursing care to patients based on nursing assessments and diagnoses and the patients physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs, as well as based on the interdisciplinary medical care plans.
Assesses patient needs and develops the plan of care based on collection of data, both subjective and objective and observation of patients clinical status.
Initiates and administers therapeutic interventions, such as medications, IV therapy, oxygen therapy, etc., under the parameters of the Florida Nurse Practice Act and in adherence with the Policies and Procedures of Bethesda Memorial Hospital.Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures per nursing standards as well as assisting physicians with procedures.Directly and indirectly, through diagnostic devices, skillfully observes, evaluates and records the patients clinical conditions and critical events in the patients hospital stay, per nursing standards, through written or electronic documentation.Recognizes, identifies and interprets emergency situations and initiates appropriate action.
Evaluates the response to the plan of care and achievement of individualized mutually agreed upon goals; and revises and updates the plan as necessary.
Interprets plan of care to patients significant others, as well as conducting formal and informal teaching sessions on disease entities, therapeutic regimes and wellness concepts.Collaborates with other members of the health care team and directly and indirectly supervises the care rendered by LPNs and ancillary staff.
Graduate of an approved School of Nursing. 2 to 3 years experience in Nursing. Additional experience in Endoscopy preferred. Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.Certified in Basic Life Support.
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