Coordinate/oversee/supervise the work of Home Health Aides, Certified Home Health Aides and Personal Care Workers and provides written personal care instructions/care plan that reflect current plan of care. Monitor the appropriate completion of documentation by home health aides/personal care workers as part of the supervisory/leadership responsibility.
Nurses are responsible for providing IV infusion nursing care in the home or ambulatory setting, performing in-hospital discharge assessments and occasional IV hook-ups, teaching patients about their home infusion therapy, and providing ongoing monitoring of their treatment.
Evaluate assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse.
Med surg nurses must provide care for patients before and after medical procedures and manage a broad and complex range of needs in a number of healthcare settings and often maintain a higher patient caseload than other nurses.
Maintain and review medical and health information on assigned individuals to ensure that all health and medical concerns are being addressed at admission and as required in accordance with policy and regulation
Develops a plan of care, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
The nurse leader position supports the nurse manager and unit staff as follows. In collaboration with unit/service nursing leadership, serves as a role model and resource for nursing personnel, and promotes collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other health disciplines in the management of the unit and needs of patients and families.