Job Description

Job Purpose:
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

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