PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
The primary purpose of your job description is to assess, plan, direct, administer, teach and evaluate nursing care; to ensure quality and efficiency according to established policies and procedures, and especially the performance of job-related technical skills.
Duty 1: Ensures complete patient assessments and formulates an individualized plan of care.
Duty 2: Manages emotional and physical pain and promotes comfort based on standards of care and protocol.
Duty 3: Functions as a team member and works collaboratively and interdependently in the surgical role.
Duty 4: Assumes an active role in keeping informed regarding changes in policies, surgical procedures and equipment.
Duty 5: Supports the implementation of clinical changes and evidence based practices.
Duty 6: Tailors nursing care to meet the age specific and developmentally appropriate patient care.
Duty 7: Demonstrates knowledge of standards that reflect professional and JAHO guidelines for care and recognizes personal accountability for the guidelines.
Duty 8: Demonstrates appropriate isolation techniques and procedures in accordance with universal precautions to maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Duty 9: Demonstrates knowledge in correct use of all forms and documentation utilized in day to day operations of the department.
Duty 10: Maintains an awareness and demonstrates an understanding of the surgical patient's need for comfort, positioning, safety and follows through to provide needed services.
Duty 11: Demonstrates cost effective awareness and practices efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and equipment.
Duty 12: Assures patient's rights to confidentiality of care and treatment.