Job Description

Duties include:

  • Make patient care assignments based on patient acuity and the skill, experience and competencies of the nursing staff with consideration for a collaborative, harmonious and compatible nurse-patient relationship.
  • Promotion of a patient-centered culture of safety, teamwork, accountability, communication and efficiency.
  • Evaluate and modify patient care assignments as needed
  • Demonstrate effective clinical reasoning, the ability to effectively reprioritize patient/unit needs and implement rescue efforts as warranted
  • Assisting in the orientation, evaluation and supervision of agency/temporary staff, new nurses and other staff as needed.
  • Effective communication between nursing and other hospital staff, physicians, patients, their families, and visitors as appropriate, regarding but not limited to:
  • Changes in patients' condition
  • Results of diagnostic tests
  • Safety and quality of care concerns
  • Customer satisfaction concerns
  • Delegates tasks or interventions in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code Rule 224.6 to ensure patient safety through ongoing supervision and accountability.
  • Activates the Chain of Command as appropriate
  • Ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures, regulatory and statutory requirements including but not limited to:
  • Core Measures
  • Infection Control standards
  • CMS
  • NIAHO/DNV
  • OSHA
  • State of Texas

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