Lexington, KY, USA
Registered Nurses in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Chandler Hospital provide care primarily for adult patients, ranging from 17 years of age and older. Patient conditions include: isolated head trauma, intracerebral hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, anoxic brain injuries, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, and diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.