Responsible for patient assessment, patient care planning, and provision of quality nursing care to an assigned group of patients for a defined work period. Provides direction and supervision to LVN/LPNs, nursing assistants, unit secretaries and other clinical/clerical associates. By assignment, may function as charge nurse for the unit. Involves provision of patient care/service to older adolescent, young adult, adult, geriatric and pediatric patients.
Patient Care Planning
o Develops comprehensive nursing care plan which addresses all significant needs and problems identified through nursing assessment.
o Prepares nursing elements of the interdisciplinary care plan prior to the initial team conference.
o Reviews and updates nursing care plan and collaborates with team members as changes occur.
Patient Care Provision
o Implements patient care as planned in nursing care plan and interdisciplinary care plan.
o Sets priorities based on knowledge of patient acuity and patient needs.
o Provides safe and therapeutic care and seeks resources when appropriate.
o Safely performs and accurately documents procedures, consistent with established nursing policy and procedure.
Patient Care Evaluation
o Evaluates patient response to interventions and attainment of goals in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
o Evaluates progress toward nursing goals and revises goals as needed on a weekly basis.
Completes nursing progress note for assigned patients on a daily basis.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.