registered nurse (RN) is accountable for the provision of nursing care for
assigned patientsin all phases of care. He/she is responsible for
prescribing nursing interventions, and coordination of patient activities, and
delegation of the aspects of are that are provided by others. The individual
will demonstrate professional accountability through adherence to standards of nursing care and a commitment to act
in an ethical manner. The RN provides care to patients ranging in age from
pediatric to geriatrics.
Provides care to adult patients with complex medical conditions
which require close observation, monitoring and interventions, including but
not limited to cardiology heart failure patients.
Uses the nursing process to provide care for the adult orthopedic,
bariatric and cystic fibrosis patient
Collaborates with patient, family and healthcare team to develop
and execute a plan of care that supports the physical and emotional needs of
Provides effective and timely patient/family education related to
Identifies changes in patient status and anticipates potential
Follow up on test results, prep for clinic, patient phone calls
and triage, medication refills
Specialty Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed, Nursing theory and practice:
Patient assessment and critical thinking skills as it relates to cardiology
Knowledge of patient learning needs and adult learning principles.
Knowledge of the physiological or psychological human response to
alterations homeostatic condition.
Ability to effectively communicate with the healthcare team.
Knowledge and skills related to care of cardiac medications
Knowledge and skills related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
performed on the unit.
Knowledge of ethics
Knowledge of transitions in life planning
Critical thinking skills
Ability to communicate effectively
Knowledge and skills related to equipment found on the unit.