Registered Nurse I
Administer professional nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
- Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
- Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
- Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
- Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
- Assess patient reaction to medications and/or treatments; identify potential adverse reactions.
- Collect, record, organize, transcribe and verify accuracy of patient data; prepare data for computer input; perform mathematical and statistical calculations and/or analysis.
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses and conditions.
- Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
- Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
- Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
Education and Experience
Graduate of a nationally accredited nursing program.
Licensure and Certification
Licensed as a registered nurse in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes.
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