A registered nurse holds ultimate responsibility for the provision of nursing care to patients and their families in a variety of settings.
These responsibilities include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a complex patient population.
The nurse attends to the full range of human experiences and responses to health and illness, without restriction.
The nurse utilizes a problem focused orientation; integrates objective data with knowledge gained from an understanding of the patient's or group's subjective experiences; applies scientific knowledge to the process of diagnosis and treatment; and provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing.
The Registered Nurse adheres to the Board of Registration in Nursing rules and regulations, ANA scope and standards of nursing, the ANA code of ethics for nursing, MelroseWakefield Healthcare policies and procedures and other regulatory stipulations.
In collaboration with the nurse director, assists in the coordination of patient care services for area(s) of responsibility.