Pain Intervention Procedure Nurse - PT/PRN
Plans, coordinates, and oversees care for patients in the pain intervention department. Provides care within nursing standards of practice and the policies of the Center. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to other team members. May have additional responsibilities as designated by the manager, which include, but are not limited to, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits, and projects.
a) Knows and adheres to policies of the Center and demonstrates fiscal responsibility
b) Follows policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for perioperative nursing care according to accepted standards.
c) Identifies the patient and correct pain intervention site according to policy/procedure by interviewing patient and communicates such information to all members of the pain management team
d) Plans, implements, and evaluates procedural nursing care for patients based on individual, specific patient needs, and according to physician’s orders. Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient.
e) Documents care appropriately. Follows up on missing data and other patient care needs.
f) Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge of intravenous therapy, medication administration and effects, patient assessment, airway maintenance, patient teaching, emotional/social support of patients and families, and other needed clinical competencies.
g) Remains calm and functions as a team member during times of stress and crisis situations.
h) Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and behavior.
i) Actively participates in appropriate committee and CQI activities.
j) Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens.
k) Informs Pain Intervention Manager of applicable day-to-day situations.
l) Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.
m) Provides comfort and reassurance to patient. Maintains patients’ privacy and dignity
Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in the state. BLS and ACLS certification required. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities. Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position.
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