Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
Nursing Role. The Registered Nurse's (RN) unique role on the health care team is the ongoing assessment of the patient's health status and the patient's response to their plan of care. ... The nurse focuses on helping patients meet their needs, including physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual needs.
Other RN job functions include performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, administering medications, operating medical equipment, recording patients' symptoms and medical histories, and assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up. Some registered nurses pursue a specialization.
§ Assist physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. They may administer medication, monitor patient recovery and progress, and educate patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment.
§ Taking care of paperwork (lots and lots of paperwork), helping doctors diagnose patients and providing advice and follow-up care.
§ Ensure effective management of complications related in the hospitalized cases.
§ Effectively following the SC protocols for the medical care of the SAM cases with complications.
§ Work closely with SC and Pediatric staff to ensure all SC protocols are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the OTP.
§ Prepare plan of action for effective SC implementation in consultation with the SC Supervisor and Pediatrician
§ Ensure all criteria are respected and documented, including admission, discharge and transfer to and from the OTP
§ Ensure comprehensive health checks, checking Vitals, frequent medicines and feed administration and treatment according to the protocols.
§ Ensure timely therapeutic preparation, provision and monitoring.
§ Completing and updating the patient file to ensure a track of patient progress
§ Ensure adequate availability of all medical and therapeutic feed supply and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics
§ Follow-up and provide feedback to the SC Supervisor on the amount and quality of the treatment supplies if it does not comply with specified quality standards.
§ Report on progress and any problems in a timely manner
§ Ensure cases not meeting admission criteria return home or referred to the appropriate program as early as possible and counsel the family why their child is not admitted
§ Through liaison with the community mobilizers and nutrition volunteers, provide effective follow up of default cases
§ Development of fact sheets and other training materials as required for the MOH health staffs under the guidance of SC supervisor/DPM.
§ Provide key health and education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines
§ Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary at the SC.
§ Follow-up and ensure good interaction with the beneficiaries
§ If there is a problem, find out what is wrong and find a solution or else contact your immediate supervisor
§ Perform any other duties requested by the immediate supervisor
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