The R.N. assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients. Responds to patient's mental health and physical needs.
Essential Core Functions: 1. Completes nursing and other assigned assessments at time of patient admission as well as reassessment as needed. 2. Administers medication. 3. Chart reviews and medical record documentation. 4. Patient education regarding medications, treatment options, and other health issues. 5. Communication with patients, families, physicians, staff, and external entities. 6. Conducts face-to-face evaluations of patients following episodes of crisis intervention