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.
Responsible for all aspects related to the initial patient assessment and plan of care upon admission for patients across the life span (perinatal, pediatrics, and adults) according to established standards and practice.
Responsible for independently applying the nursing process through the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of pediatric patient care; select and administer the appropriate care, taking into consideration the age, developmental level and size of the patient.
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.
Provides direct patient care within the scope of his/her practice. Patient care includes assessment, planning and implementing a plan of care and evaluating patients' progress towards expected outcomes.
The Registered Nurse - RN assists patients, staff and physicians as needed to maintain a high level of efficiency of operations and customer service while providing quality care to the designated patient population.