- Administer acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries as ordered by physician.
- Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects, interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.
- Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as dementia.
- Maintain complete and detailed records of patients’ health care plan of care and prognoses notes.
- Assist the Director of Nursing Services with interview for recruitment, orientation, training and evaluation of nursing staff.
- Maintain electronic medical record systems to store and process data such as patient plan of care, activities and information, and to produce reports.
- Consult with and refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
- Consulted and coordinated with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
- Modified patient treatment plans as indicated by patient’s responses and conditions.
- Directed and supervised less skilled nursing/health care personnel, and supervised a post surgical unit on day shift.
- Served as a member of the Unit Practice Council.
- Supervise and coordinate patient care or support staff activities.
- Maintain current knowledge of federal, state and local health care policies and regulations.
- Maintain policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
- Complete appropriate assessments and documentations depending on payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources.
- Function as a role model by displaying professional behavior at all times.
- Promote the desirability of quality end-of-life care.
- Analyze and interpret the results of diagnostic tests.
- Medication administration as ordered by the physician.
- Record patients’ medical records and monitor vital signs.
- Supervising nursing staff and monitoring their needs.
- Coordinating daily administrative duties, including schedules, nursing assignments and patient care.
- Overseeing patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
- Mentoring and training new staff and providing support and guidance to all staff members.
- Monitoring medical charts and providing compassionate care and assistance to patients and families.
- Liaising with doctors and administrators and communicating any protocol changes to staff.