Serves patients by providing educational information; helping with daily living; monitoring vital signs and functions; administering medications.
* Educates patients and their families by assisting in preoperative, postoperative, and relevant health teaching.
* Administers medications by preparing medications; administering specified medication orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection; recording dosage and time in patient record; maintaining logs.
* Provides ancillary medical care by dressing wounds; giving enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages; applying compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
* Maintains patient stability by taking and recording vital signs.
* Maintains patient nutrition by examining food trays for prescribed diet; feeding patients; recording food and fluid intake and output.
* Helps patients with daily living by bathing, dressing, and assisting patients in walking and turning.
* Keeps nursing supervisors informed by observing patients and reporting adverse reactions to medication or treatment.
* Maintains equipment and supplies by keeping catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen supplies available.
* Performs routine laboratory tests by collecting samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum.
* Prepares cadavers for motuary by washing and dressing deceased persons.
* Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and jcaho standards.
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
* Enhances nursing and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Administering Medication, Pain Management, Nutrition, Informing Others, Hospital Environment, Bedside Manner, Nursing Skills, Listening, Multi-tasking, Medical Teamwork, Acute/Critical Care