Engage in ongoing professional development; practices to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards.
Develops patient flow processes for scheduling and performing surgical procedures on patients in conjunction with hospital staff members; provides staff education in pre and post-operative care of spine surgical patients.
Maintains competency with all emergency operational procedures, and initiates CPR and emergency measures in the event of a cardiac and/or respiratory arrest when the patient is in the dialysis facility.
Provide day to day guidance, support and direction to direct patient care staff, providing informal feedback on an ongoing basis and formal feedback input for the annual performance evaluation. Participate in the department staffing and the appropriate hiring, firing and disciplinary actions.
Performs a complete assessment of assigned patients ongoing physical and emotional status, level of competency, home environment, safety factors and family support available to assist with care and needs of patient.
The Pain Management Rounds Nurse performs clinical care activities and is responsible for the coordination of a specialty pain management service for patients, physicians, and other identified customers.
Provides effective and comprehensive evidence based nursing care to achieve desired health outcomes. Organizes and prioritizes patient care activities balanced with the needs and comfort of the patient.