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Position : Observation Unit Nurse

Completes assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards.

Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care.

Formulates, coordinates, and provides plan of care as established in unit standards including, patient and family education, family needs and discharge planning throughout hospitalization with members of the interdisciplinary team.

Provides direct patient care including, treatments, medications, and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure.

Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and revises plan of care based upon patient response to interventions.

Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and acts to proactively resolve and facilitate patient needs.

Problem solves, troubleshoots and takes corrective measures in the care and handling of equipment.

Participates in unit-based decision-making regarding the utilization of evidence- based practice.

Actively participates as a team member working toward team goals of the unit and organization and is accountable for unit and system specific metrics.

Actively participates in patient quality and safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational quality and safety.