Nursing services duties and functions

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Nursing services duties and functions

  1. 1. Nursing Services:Duties and Functions Felicel Barredo, RN
  2. 2. Job Description• Helps clarify delegated functions and authority• It is the basis for determining the nature of development desired for the position• A written job description provides information including the tasks of job as well as the job relation to the other job
  3. 3. Chief Nurse• The executive head of the Nursing Service.
  4. 4. Chief Nurse • The executive head of the Nursing Service.Assistant Chief Nurse• Assist the Chief Nurse in planning, setting up and supervision of Staff and Education Program of the Nursing Service
  5. 5. Supervisor (Ward)• Responsible in the management of nursing care and services in all in- patient units.Supervisor (ER/OPD)• Responsible in the management and supervision of all nursing activities in the Emergency Room, Out-Patient department.
  6. 6. Senior Nurse (OR)• Responsible in the administration and supervision of nursing activities in the operating room. Makes assignment of the OR nurses and does assistance during operation.Senior Nurse (Ward)• Responsible in the administration of a particular unit. Maintains the standard of patient care. Supervises the nursing activities in her unit.
  7. 7. Supervisor (OR)• responsible to the Chief Nurse in the management and supervision of nursing and related operating room activities. In our set up, she is also responsible in the management and supervision of nursing and related delivery room, labor room, recovery room, Nursery (NICU) and Central Supply Room activities, in general, the whole of the Operating Room Complex.
  8. 8. Senior Nurse (OPD)• Responsible in the management and supervision of nursing and related Out-Patient department activities.Senior Nurse (ER)• Responsible in the management of nursing activities in the Emergency Room.
  9. 9. Senior Nurse (ICU/CCU)• Responsible in the planning of an effective nursing care plan system for the critically ill patient in her unit.• ICU requires the highest form of cooperation and coordination of activities from nursing, medical, hospital administrator and other support services,
  10. 10. Senior Nurse (DR/LR)• Responsible in the administration and supervision of nursing activities in the delivery room• Makes assignment of the DR nurses and does assistance during operation.
  11. 11. Operating Room Nurse• Responsible in extending assistance to various type of surgical operation and does other related work in the OR.• Responsible for assisting during operation, setting up of OR, instruments, and supplies• Observes patient during surgical operation/procedures• Maintain required records and
  12. 12. Staff Nurse (DR)• Responsible in the management and supervision of nursing and related activities in the delivery room. Supervises Nursing Aides in the delivery room and labor room• Provides assistance and guidance in observing asepsis in her unit.
  13. 13. Staff Nurse (NICU)• Responsible in the management and supervision of all nursing activities in the Nursery (NICU)• Supervise nursing personnel assigned in her unit and sees to it that asepsis is observed.• Responsible also in providing continuous supply of emergency drugs, supplies and linens.
  14. 14. Staff Nurse (ICU/CCU)• Responsible for monitoring and total nursing care• Assist in the maintenance of equipment’s within the unit.• Responsible in the observance of asepsis and disinfection of equipment’s used by the patient.• Charts and records all pertinent data collected.
  15. 15. Staff Nurse (Ward)• Responsible in rendering nursing care of patients• Assess, plans, and implement nursing activities• Act as a team leader• Must be able to carry out doctors order within hospital policy and legal limitations, maintains records, nursing notes and individual care.

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