Outlining Your Career Goals Registered nurses work alongside physicians providing patient care in a variety of ways. A few examples of what nurses are responsible for include: administering medications, tracking patient’s vital signs, helping to diagnose and properly treat patient aliments and educating the patient and their family on their condition and the course of treatment. Depending on what area of medicine a nurse works in will determine more generalized and specific duties and responsibilities. There are many different areas a nurse may work in. Some areas include: obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency room, and many more. Nurses can work in a variety of settings, these can include: hospitals, urgent cares, doctors office, nursing homes and home health.
On one of my clinical days at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, my classmates and I all had the opportunity to be a student charge on the Med-Surg unit. As I have observed from my work place as well as at our clinical sites, charge nurses are the ones in
The charge nurse is a person who has the duty of a specific department in a healthcare institution for their assigned shift. It should be noted that a charge nurse is a vital job because the person holding this job has to interact not only with the patient and his families, but also has to interact with doctors, nurses, and other staff members in order to update them about the patients that the charge nurse is looking after. The qualification of a charge nurse is to have a master’s degree from a recognized school that is accepted by most of the hospitals. Furthermore, the charge nurse is supposed to have specialization in a specific area so that she is looking after a particular department in the best way possible (Urden, Stacy, & Lough, 2013). The training of a charge nurse usually involves with diverse ways of dealing with the
On Saturday 10/26/2016 at approximately 2328 hours, Security Officers Christopher Paz, Ariel Weiland, Omar Alonso along with Supervisor Steven Evans were dispatched to the EMS Off load Ramp for an incoming (51S) Patient Standby In E.D. Upon arrival at 2328 hours Security met with E.D. Charge Nurse Johnathan Bacal who stated that there was a combative male patient being transported by the Orange County Fire Department. At 2330 hours, the patient, Alan Castillo (DOB: 08/03/84; Fin #86501337) was brought by Orange County EMS (Engine #83) with an escort from Orange County Sheriff's Deputy. He had been combative on the way in and kept stating that he wanted to leave. He was rapidly taken to the Special Care Unit, E.D. room #38 but once inside the
Self-Assessment I am Karen Franklin BSN, I have been a nurse for 4 years. I am applying for Clinical II, I have grown as a person and as a nurse. I have had the priviledge to work in several different areas of nursing and truly enjoy being a nurse. My first position was on a telemetry unit where I got to learn of how to care for and manage critical care patients. In addition to learning how care for my patient, I learned how to initiate care plans, comply with core measures and do bedside teaching with patients and families. I received ACLS certification, critical care certificates and basic arrhythmia certificates.
The charge nurse has options when it comes to utilizing other resources available to her, such as calling the house supervisor and determining whether she has any float nurses that can float to her unit and so on. The house supervisor will have a list of all units and their census, which will help determine what staff is available to help the unit in need. We could see if there is any extra nursing assistants or licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who are available to take some of the workload from the registered nurses (RNs), which will allow the RNs to focus on the necessary care and assessments that are needed to maintain safe, quality, and efficient
Charge nurse page 1. Running head: Charge nurse competencies A qualitative study of charge nurse competences Charge nurse p 2. A qualitative study of charge nurse competencies This is a research critique of a qualitative study concerning the charge nurse role in medical-surgical and intensive care units. The purpose of this article is to identify the competencies needed of nurses serving in the charge nurse role, and to identify barriers and facilitators of the charge nurse. This article also, shows the need for developmental and educational programs for all charge nurses. The
Spent several years as a Charge Nurse in Long-Term Care. Responsible for implementing change for improvements related to Joint Commission Survey Readiness. Changes included improvement for Fall Risk, Skin Assessments and MDS Compliance. I’m currently working in a leadership position as a Charge Nurse on Rehab/Medicare Unit at Overland Park Nursing. Prior preceptor experience at Truman Medical Center on a busy Medical Surge Unit. Responsible for training new grads and students on a Registered Nurse
The responsibilities of a charge nurse must first be defined in order to completely understand how they utilize mission command to complete their tasks. A charge nurse’s primary responsibility is to manage the specific ward or floor in a hospital to which they are assigned and the many staff also assigned to that floor. There
- Lets also set our next meeting to organize all what we have accomplished and how to move forward. Yvette I understand how busy the AIB so I might request your date of availability for a brief meeting (probably after June 17).
Charge Registered Nurse, Telemetry Unit April 2006-Present • Train and orient employees on ethics and care delivery • Manage codes, perform and deliver complex bedside care • Oversee and evaluate employees
Finally, they ensure that patients’ call lights, side table, water pitcher and other basic needs are within the reach of the patients. In addition to that, they ask the patients if there is any other thing that they want the nurse to do, and the nurse told the patients that he or she will be back in about an hour to check on the patients. On the other hand the control group
To the staff nurses’ tasks and physician orders are delegated and to be carried out either by the nurse or the nursing assistant. The primary nurse can decide if the task can be delegated to the nursing assistants. As far as the nursing assistants, they can help with and direct and indirect patient care activities that are delegated to help free the primary nurse for other nursing duties to be completed that cannot. Such tasks for the nursing assistants include: vital signs, obtaining them, reporting them to the nurse, and recording them in the designated place; obtaining daily weights; connecting the telemetry monitor to the patients; measuring intake and output, and recording it in the chart; collecting specimens; helping with daily living activities such as baths, oral care, and changing the linens (Anthony & Vidal, 2010). Many other tasks that the nursing assistants can do include feeding the patient; assisting in ambulation, turning and repositioning the patient. These are involved with the direct patient care. They are also able to help with indirect patient care that of which could include cleaning equipment, running errands, delivering supplies, stocking supplies, and some clerical tasks (Snyder et al, 2004).
Deborah, I too believe that charge nurses should not be in a patient assignment. They have many other task and priorities which may interfere with the care that his or her patients deserve. *How could your peer develop more expertise to help in solving the problem? You may