- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids.
- Provide basic patient treatments, such as dressing wounds, and treating bedsores.
- Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients conditions.
- Answer patients calls and determine how to assist them.
- Measure and record patients vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and pain level.
- Perform a broad array of nursing tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse each day.
- Provide direct care to patients; carry out their plans of care and observe their behavior, vital signs, symptoms, and responses to treatment.
- Work with a wide range of diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions.
- Help patients work toward goals of being discharged and returning to their lives, families, and communities
- Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients’ conditions, and taking any necessary action.
- Provide basic patient care, to include taking vital signs, monitoring blood glucose, dressing changes; monitor any change in status
- Work as part of a healthcare team to provide for patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
- Supervise nurses’ aides and promote teamwork
- Communicate clearly and therapeutically with patient, and family.
- Provided high quality results in a timely manner.
- Cared for wounds, provided treatments and assisted with procedures.
- Administered controlled narcotics, inserted IVs and performed catheterizations.
- Collected biological samples for laboratory tests.
- Closely monitored acute conditions.
- Partnered with team of registered nurses to achieve overall well-being of all patients.
- Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions, and follow-up care.
- Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics.
- Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
- Took and recorded patients’ temperature, pulse and blood pressure.
- Routinely collaborated with department managers to correct problems and improve services.