Our team of Licensed and Registered Nurses have been
thoroughly trained to meet the challenges of the their
field and are required to attend continuing educational
classes to stay up-to-date with the latest changes,
discoveries, and treatments in the medical field.
A skilled nursing facility, also called a nursing home or long-term care facility, caters to patients who require around-the-clock care. This includes everyone from elderly patients to those with chronic or degenerative conditions and those recovering from traumatic injury or illness.
While certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses provide much of the day-to-day care in these facilities, registered nurses play a crucial role in overseeing treatment and ensuring all patients receive the highest standard of care.
Roles and Responsibilities of Registered Nurse in Healthcare Delivery System:
Registered Nurse plays a principle role in the continuity of care using the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Registered Nurses provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, communities or populations by using critical thinking, skill, professional competence, and evidence-based knowledge.
Registered nurse required different role in promoting, maintaining and restoring health which are described in the below:
1. Nurse as a Care Giver:
As a caregiver, a nurse provides direct hands-on care to patients in a variety of settings. They help the ill patient to manage physical needs, prevent illness and treat the health condition. They also prepare patients for exams or treatments and making assessments, including helping to perform diagnostic tests and analyzing results.
2. Nurse as a Teacher:
It is widely recognized that health teaching is a part of good nursing practice and one of the major functions of a registered nurse. They teach patients and their families on how to manage medical conditions and post-treatment care. They also provide health education to patients about self-care, healthy habits and demonstrate ways how to promote health, prevent illness, maintaining and restoring health properly.
3. Nurse as a Counselor:
The registered nurse provides emotional and psychological support to the patients and their families to cope with the crisis. They help the patient to make proper healthy choices and decisions about their throughout the lifetime.
4. Monitoring and Diagnostic Role:
This is a critical role that registered nurse does regularly to identify patient’s problems. They establish a care plan for the patient by setting measurable and achievable short- and long-term goals for the patient based on the assessment and diagnosis. Being assessors, nurses identify patient’s problems, causes, and risk factors. They can alleviate suffering; prevent complications and relapse of their client health problems.
5. Nurse as an Administrator:
Nurse administrators are licensed and have advanced degrees and field experience. Nurse administrator responsibilities involve overseeing nursing staff, motivating them to do their job well, and supervising assistant administrators. A nurse administrator’s responsibility is to run health care settings dynamically with any interruption of patient care.
6. Nurse as an Advocate:
A registered nurse works as an advocate of patient’s rights concerning their care. They provide sufficient information to the patient and their family members to make necessary health care decisions regarding their health. They also help them to navigate a complex medical system, translating medical terms and helping patients make ethical decisions. Advocates ensure those patients’ autonomy and self-determination. They also help the patient/family member in the decision-making process and speak up when problems go unnoticed or when the patient or family can’t or won’t address them.
7. Nurse as a Manager:
As a manager, the registered nurse practices administrative direction towards to achieve or fulfill specific goals by assessing clients’ needs, planning and implementing those plans to meet those needs. Nurse managers are responsible to supervise the nursing staff under them in a hospital or clinical setting.
8. Nurse as a Collaborator:
Registered nurse can practice in a different area in a country or region. They always communicate and collaborate with many people including patient and patient’s family members, other nurses, physicians, social workers, and community leaders, all therapists, nutritionists, psychologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, legislators, etc. as a member of the health care team. (Fairly 1993, Williams, 1986).
9. Nurse as a Leader:
Registered nurses are becoming increasingly active in the leader role. As a leader, the registered nurse instructs influences or persuades others to effect change that will positively affect the patient’s health. The leadership role’s primary function is to use the change of health policy based on people health; thus, the registered nurse becomes an agent of change.
10. Nurse as a Researcher:
Nurse researchers are scientists and investigators who study various aspects of health, illness and health care systems. In the researcher role, they join in systematic investigation, collecting and analyzing data to resolve problems and develop nursing practice in a professional and community area. Based on the research result, they look for ways to improve health, quality of health care services and health care outcomes.
While registered nurses are in high demand and the pay in this field is quite good, there are nonetheless some negative aspects to nursing. Like all healthcare professionals, RNs can be exposed to communicable diseases as they provide hands-on care. They’re also at risk for sustaining injuries from the physical demands of lifting and moving patients. They must take care to follow procedures that mitigate these risks.
RNs must be flexible and able to work irregular schedules, as well as on weekends and holidays due to staffing and census fluctuations. Those who are employed in hospitals and nursing care facilities typically work around the clock, usually on rotating shifts. They might also be on call when they’re not actually on duty, ready and able to report to work on short notice in emergencies.
- Diabetic Management Care & teaching
- Wound Care Management
- Cardiac Care
- Post-operative Care
- Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
- Diagnosis teaching and instructions
- Safety Measures
- Instructuions on medication regime
- High Tech, IV theraphy, infusion