Using the cognitive skills of application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, the Registered Nurse is responsible for using the concepts of case management and excellent customer service to coordinate and supervise the nursing care of all patients: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. The nursing process, (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care) will be the framework in which care is provided. Key functions include providing complex direct patient care, coordinating care, discharge planning, patient/family teaching, patient/family support and advocacy, and case management. The Registered Nurse performs duties within the construct of a unit-based, interdisciplinary patient care team while sharing various tasks with other licensed and non-licensed staff members. The Registered Nurse is responsible for developing and monitoring the cross trainable tasks that are performed by other team members. Embraces shared governance nursing organizational principals by serving on nursing councils as participant or leader so that outcome, goals and objectives of nursing are achieved.
Accountability will be monitored through direct observations; achievement of team service goals including satisfaction, quality, and financial outcomes; and performance improvement activities.
The provision of nursing care will be provided in an environment that embraces
maximum participation by the staff nurses, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and
the ANA Practice Standards.