ICU Nurse Incharge administers, directs and coordinates activities of Patient Care Administration within Intensive Care Unit, and is responsible for the recommendation, development and implementation of policies and procedures in ICU, and for keeping their seniors informed of both progress and potential problems. Responsible for the direction and evaluation of patient care delivery. Maintains operational aspects of the ICU in collaboration with other service areas.
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Management of Patient Care Personnel
- Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives.
- Provides for professional growth and development of ICU staff through identification of needs, sponsoring training programs, encouraging education (formal and continuing) efforts and evaluation of it.
- Counsels employees, develops staff and, as appropriate, utilizes the disciplinary process.
- Plans and maintains staffing pattern for the ICU meeting the patient’s need for continuity of care and level of care.
Management of Intensive Care Unit
- Responsible for safety and comfort of patients, and the health and safety of employees assigned to the ICU.
- Collaborates with ancillary support services to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
- Evaluates and sets standards for facilities and equipment, and monitors utilization of equipment and supplies.
- Promotes open communication within the unit, service, and with other units and services. Plan and conducts unit staff meetings for each shift.
Provides assistance in the orientation to and practice of emergency procedures, fire Drills, evacuation procedures and internal/ external disaster plans and procedures.
Management of Patient Care
- Check & submit the census of the department.
- Provides process-related input for patient care services to the seniors. And works with the medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
- Participates in quality assessment and improvement, including utilization and promotion of familiarization with quality improvement standards and programs.
- Facilitates and monitors activities related to patient care and sets standards for accurate reporting and recording of patient symptoms, reactions and progress.
- Organizes patient care and ensures continuity of care based upon knowledge of patient needs.
- Evaluates patients care through assessments, planning, intervention, reevaluation, written documentation, observation and comparison to establish standards.
- Administers nursing care to patients, as needed, to maintain clinical skills, to assess particular patients’ requirements or as support to patient care unit staff.
- Assumes the role of patient advocates respecting guideline found in patient rights.
- Serves as a clinical resource person and assists ICU personnel in assessing patient/family status to plan patient’s care.
- Communicates with patient and health professionals regarding care to the patient.
- Provides mechanisms to assure patient and significant others participation in care planning.
- Provides for professional growth and development of ICU staff and establishes climate conducive to meeting educational needs and efforts of the unit.
- Provides direction for the teaching of patients and their relatives.
- Assumes responsibility for own personal continuing education and developmental needs; attends meetings. Workshops and conventions to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skill in providing clinical care for patients.
- Serves as a resource to others.
- Serves on committees inpatient care/nursing, hospital-wide or professional nursing organizations.
- Division of Patient Care Services.
- Fosters good public relations for ICU and the Hospital
- Maintains a professional appearance and acts as role models to the staff.