The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit.
Adheres to infection prevention guidelines
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status
Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in Peer Review
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient
Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes safe administration of medications
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling
Department Specific Competencies
Adjusts the patient bed appropriately for the procedure.
Regulates patient body temperature using warm air blanket or warm blankets.
Provides privacy for the patient.
Monitors and manages the patient who has recently undergone general or regional anesthesia.
Manages adjunctive airway devices effectively, including assisting with intubations. Suctions airway passages effectively and manages use of mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate gas exchange.
Removes artificial airway nasopharyngea Oropharyngeal LMAET Tube.
Collects and analyzes patient data to ensure airway patency and adequate gas exchange.
Assists patients to understand information related to a specific surgery procedure.
Monitors patients using the Aldrete Scoring system.
Arterial Line Management- Monitors patient with arterial line , Swan-ganz, and CVP.
Meets with patient and family regarding feedback and follows up on their issues; Implements planned service recovery strategies, if indicated, appropriately documenting the incident and informing appropriate departments
Monitors and reports to the Unit Lead RN any patient or family complaints, intervening before issues arise and implements service recovery strategies as needed.
College Diploma Nursing
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
1 ICU, ED, PACU
License / Certification Requirements
Registered Nurse License
ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association