Coordinates total nursing care for patients; participates in patient & family teaching; and provides leadership by working cooperatively with other team members and disciplines in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. Supervises LPN’s, PCA’s, and Unit Secretaries.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Performs initial and annual competency per job class.
- Plans, provides and documents patient and/or significant other education based on physical, behavioral, psychological, developmental, and age-related factors, after identifying barriers to learning.
- Evaluates and regularly reevaluates the nursing needs of the patient; initiates, develops, implements, and makes necessary revisions to the patient’s plan of care.
- Provides nursing care according to assessment findings and interdisciplinary care plan established.
- Collaborates and coordinates with physicians and other disciplines regarding individualized patient treatment/care plans by participating in team meetings, including team conferences, team care planning/problem identification and shift reports.
- Assists in performance improvement (PI) activities by serving on PI teams as warranted, assisting with PI measures and supporting and implementing changes necessary for improvement.
- Accurately documents care provided/observations according to policies and procedures.
- Collaborates with and mentors students and orientees.
- Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
- Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
- Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
- Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
- Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
- All other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Current Alabama licensure.
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Heavy Work- Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection and hazardous materials may occur. Common protective or safety equipment may be required in job task.
Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.