Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice, as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.
Monitor patient health and administer basic care utilizing the nursing process in assessing, planning and carrying out care plan objectives and goals.
Provide for the basic comfort of patient, implement nursing interventions identified in the plan of care that is individualized to their needs.
Apply appropriate interventions to progress the patient towards wellness and address maintenance of wellness.
Discuss the care provided with patient and listen to their concerns. Report status changes and concerns to registered nurses and doctors.
Keep records on patient health.
Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patient, visitors, coworkers and others involved in the patient's treatment in an effective manner.
Accurately administer medications per ordered note, document medication administration and reflect accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
Maintain standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with facility policy and procedures, other external governing and credentialing bodies, performance improvement standards and psychiatric nursing standards.
Provide for the safe delivery of medication in accordance with policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current practice.
Responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient symptoms, responses and progress.
Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Prefer one year of nursing experience within clinical area of service provided by facility.
Current LPN/LVN license as required by state. First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
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