1. Â Â Accurately collect data needed for the appropriate portion of the integrated assessment.
2.Â Â Â Take and record vital signs properly.
3.Â Â Â Observe and accurately document changes in patientsâ€™ appearance, behavior and ability to work toward treatment plan goals.
4.Â Â Â Communicate changes in patientâ€™s condition to the Charge Nurse.
5.Â Â Â Report signs and symptoms of infection in patients to the Charge Nurse.
1.Â Â Â Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem-solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.
2.Â Â Â Ensure intervention is based on the patientâ€™s plan of care.
3.Â Â Â Safely and accurately administer medications as instructed.
4.Â Â Â Anticipate and utilize appropriate intervention in psychiatric and medical emergencies.
5.Â Â Â Organize and provide care to assigned patients.
6.Â Â Â Perform general nursing procedures, treatments and report significant findings to the Registered Nurse.
7.Â Â Â Meet with assigned patients daily and provide appropriate guidance.
8.Â Â Â Utilize patient interaction, patient group activities and psychiatric interventions when providing care.
9.Â Â Â Organize and provide care based on patient needs and scheduled activities of the patient.
1.Â Â Â Maintain awareness of patientâ€™s individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.
2.Â Â Â Provide information to the Charge Nurse that assists in the development and revision of the treatment plan.
3.Â Â Â Document the interventions according to treatment plan including the patientâ€™s response.
1.Â Â Â Participate in orientation of new staff as assigned.
2.Â Â Â Promote learning experiences and provide educational materials to patients and their families.
3.Â Â Â Reinforce importance of medication compliance, and monitor compliance continuously.
4.Â Â Â Evaluate and documents the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
5.Â Â Â Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.
1.Â Â Â Provide structure and maintains a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.
2.Â Â Â Monitor patients and their therapeutic environment for changes in acuity and intervene if needed in a timely fashion.
3.Â Â Â Assure patients are adequately oriented to the unit.
4.Â Â Â Monitor unit activities and encourage patient participation.
5.Â Â Â Act as a role model to promote good health and hygiene skills.
6.Â Â Â Report potential crisis situations to the Charge Nurse.
7.Â Â Â Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
8.Â Â Â Assist in maintaining a safe environment by use of environmental room checks.
9.Â Â Â Assist in structured didactic groups with patients and families and prescribe, delegate and coordinate nursing care to a group of patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.