The Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of the Patient Care Services
Team. The Registered Nurse is
responsible for the satisfactory completion of nursing care by the nursing
team. The RN manages and provides patient care activities for a group of
patients and their families through application of independent judgment,
communication and collaboration with all team members including ancillary and
support services.The role of the
Registered Nurse at the DMC encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration,
teaching and supervision. The RN establishes and maintains
collaborative relationships with physicians and other health care providers to
achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.The RN delegates, assesses, provides and
evaluates patient care.The RN assesses,
monitors and evaluates patient status by observing the patient, noting data
collected by other team members and analyzing this information to independently
develop a plan of nursing care which is implemented by the care delivery team
under the supervision of the RN.The RN
provides and delegates patient care activities to team members based upon
patient needs and team member skills/abilities and supervises the delivery of
care by other team members. The RN
evaluates patient response to treatment and nursing interventions and if
needed, revises the plan of care.The RN
monitors patient progress and prepares patient for discharge, utilizing
established clinical pathways.The RN
reports directly to senior unit management, participates in shared
decision-making activities and establishes
relationships with professionals in other healthcare and community
organizations to develop strong partnerships that support improved patient
outcomes and the health of the community served.
from an accredited school of nursing.
GRACE PROCESS LEVEL ONLY: Graduation from a school of Nursing (accredited
school not required).
to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of Michigan.
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital