VCU Health System
Clinical nurse II
June 2011 — Present
Administer blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions.
Assess the impact of illnesses or injuries on patients' health, function, growth, development, nutrition, sleep, rest, quality of life, or family, social and educational relationships.
Assess the needs of patients' family members or caregivers
Collaborate with members of multidisciplinary health care teams to plan, manage, or assess patient treatments.
Discuss illnesses and treatments with patients and family members.
Document data related to patients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes.
Perform and interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs)
Manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
Obtain specimens or samples for laboratory work.
Participate in patients' care meetings and conferences.
Participate in the development of practice protocols.
Perform administrative duties that facilitate admission, transfer, or discharge of patients.
Perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (BLS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
Provide formal and informal education to other staff members.