Registered Nurse-Special Care Nursery-PD – Phelps Hospital – Tarrytown, NY

Maintains constant vigilance over patients care to ensure that safety precautions/needs are followed. (Side rails up, call lights and bedside stand within reach, etc.);

Exercises professional skills related to the plan of care;

Reassesses patients as needed and appropriately revises plan of care;

Correctly administers prescribed treatments;

Correctly uses equipment necessary for patient care;

Provides emotional support to patient and significant other;

Applies scientific principles in performing procedures; carries them out safely, timely and efficiently;

Makes accurate observations of patient’s conditions during treatments/procedures. Reports and records same as appropriate;

Keeps accurate documentation of patient’s treatment, activity and condition, as well as patient’s responses to medical and nursing interventions;

Uses appropriate methods of documentation according to departmental policy;

Acts rapidly and effectively during any emergency situation, managing self, patients and other employees;

Provides a calm, quiet, restful atmosphere. Communicates effectively with the patient’s family or caretakers;

Participates in planning for discharge and coordinates referrals, as appropriate;

Provides discharge instructions to patient and significant other.

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