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
Discusses and makes plans for the post-op discharge to include but not limited to transportation, responsible adult for post op care.
Keeps patient and family informed of surgical procedure specifics including but not limited to schedule, length of procedure, communication with family members, pain control, etc.
Minimizes the potential for injury to the patient related to a surgical procedure.
Obtains patient history, surgical and anesthesia consent as required.
Provides appropriate procedural explanation, pre, intra and post procedure.
Identifies normal physiologic changes after childbirth.
Identifies post partum complications based on assessment.
Differentiates between normal and abnormal signs and symptoms of the post partum patient.
Initiates comprehensive interventions to prevent further complications.
Designs individualized plan of care based on the patient's needs.
Collaborates with other healthcare teams based on the patient's needs.
Assists patients of fetal demise with the grieving process by listening, crying, using touch, acknowledging the loss and encouraging patients and families to be patient with themselves.
College Diploma Nursing
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
License / Certification Requirements
Registered Nurse License
BCLS or ACLS Certification