The registered nurse (RN) is responsible for utilizing the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation and evaluation) to provide individualized nursing care to residents. Collaborates with resident and family and other inter-disciplinary colleagues, including providers, to plan, implement and evaluate care. Demonstrates competency and practices within the full scope of nursing expertise/knowledge and utilizes appropriate age- and population-specific standards as designated in their assigned clinical setting. Cares for residents in all phases of preventative care, health maintenance, diagnosis and treatment. Responsible for the coordination of care, resident assessment, resident education and various other nursing interventions. May serve as charge nurse and delegate appropriate tasks to licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel that are within the job descriptions, skills, resident care needs and competence level of the delegate. Provides adequate assistance and support to delegates to ensure safe, reliable administration of resident care and resolution of care and service concerns. Functions within the scopes and standards of nursing practice as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act and Administrative Rules in the state of practice and licensure. The Sanford Professional Nursing Practice recognizes the Scope and Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as published by the American Nurses Association as the foundation of nursing care delivery and professional conduct.
- Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information.
- Adjusts clinical practices according to patient’s wishes, keeping within policy limits.
- Coordinates and manages care for patients, including those with complex needs.
- Delivers written and oral communications that engage audience participants, respond to their questions and concerns and produce specific outcomes and impacts.
- Documents current patient medication, medication administered and reactions/results.
- Effectively delegates and supervises based on one’s state practice act and an understanding of the concepts of responsibility, authority and accountability.
- Monitors patients health conditions and records all medical related data, e.g. progress notes.
- Monitors patient’s response to treatment plan and adjusts accordingly.
- Performs age-related patient assessments and nursing interventions.
- Promotes a safe environment for patients, families, staff and visitors and works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients.
- Currently holds an unencumbered RN license with the State Board of Nursing where the practice of nursing is occurring and/or possesses multistate licensure if in a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state.
- Obtains and subsequently maintains required certifications and completes required CEUs and competency training.
- Graduate from a National League of Nursing (NLN) or American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) accredited nursing program is preferred.
- Bachelors degree in nursing preferred.
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