Under the direction of an RN, contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for analysis by an RN. Performs plan of care interventions, including specimen collection and wound care. May administer medication.
Documents patient care given.Â Assists RN with development of plan of care.Â Assists patients with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and ambulation.Â Monitors, documents, and communicates patient's status and reactions to interventions with RN, physician, patient, and families.Â Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) * Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) ** Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) **
* If the new employee does not have a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, the employee will be allowed 30 days from the date of hire to complete the certification. ** If the new employee does not have a current ACLS or PALS Certification, the employee will be allowed 6 months from the date of hire to obtain certification.
Licenses: Current Alabama Board of Nursing License