The Registered Nurse (RN) II is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RN II provides care to patients via the therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment and instrumentation, and other health care team members.
Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; also nutrition, pain, patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy. (Title 22 language)
Formulates a goal-directed plan of care when and where appropriate to do so.
Implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
Establishes patient care priorities based on essential patient needs and availability of unit resources (time, personnel, equipment, and supplies).
Identifies patient/family learning needs and acts to meet them. Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, age specific needs, cultural and ethical beliefs.
Provides/coordinates care for patients/patient populations.
Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families.
Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members.
Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
Utilizes effective communication methods and skills, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by the institution.
Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and department personnel.
Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
Participates in unit and department Performance Improvement activities.
Participates in nursing research activities as requested.
Identifies and solves problems effectively.
Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
Provides data for staffing decisions and demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues; demonstrates flexibility when floating to other units upon requests.
Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities in documenting, tracking and conveying information.
If practicing in a specialty/extended role, fulfills the expectations established for the particular role.
Perform other related duties as necessary.
This job has no supervisory responsibility.