The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the management of patient care, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient outcomes. The RN directs and guides the delivery of nursing care, patient education, engages the patient in mutual goal setting and collaboration in developing a plan of care direted toward achieving identified goals, and all care related activities, while maintaining standards of professional nursing collaborating with other disciplines as appopriate. The RN is responsible for care related activities of support personnel.
This RN is accountable to meet the unique demands of a fast paced renal replacement therapy environment meeting quality outcomes in an economically viable and customer friendly way. Professional nephrology nursing practice is compelx and multidimensional incorporating the Standards of Nephrology Nursing Practice and Professional Performance. These standards include assessment, issue identification, outcomes identification, planning, implementation of an identified plan, evaluation, quality of practice, education, professional practice evaluation, collegiality, collaboration, ethics, research, resource utilization, and leadership.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.