- Created on 12/08/2008
Nursing Administration is a team of skilled professional nurse leaders and an administrative secretary that oversees compassionate, cost effective service for patients and families and provides appropriate support to nursing staff, physicians and other departments.
Scope of Service
The Nursing Department services basic medical & surgical patients of all ages as inpatients, outpatients, or observations patients. Nursing assesses patient care needs utilizing a practice model, which encompasses the mind, body, and spirit into a total caring attitude and is the link between service and knowledge, practice and process and between the environment and technology. Each nursing unit uses the standards of care developed by the professional society for that specialty. When the services provided cannot meet patient needs, nursing prepares, supports, & whenever necessary, accompanies patients to the appropriate care setting.
Nursing care is provided 24 hours/day, 365 days/year for all nursing departments. If a department is closed because there are no patients, either float staff, department directors of the nursing supervisor provide patient care until staff arrives.
Staffing is done by acuity where census is sufficient for patient classification use and it is not legislated by Title 22.
The procedure manual used is the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 6th edition. A combined Nursing Policy & Procedure Manual exists for issues and procedures unique to the facility. Each nursing department with the exception of the Med/Surg unit also has a manual specific to the unit. The Director of Nursing, Nursing Unit Directors, nursing staff the medical staff where appropriate, and the Board of Directors review all manuals and standards annually.
Telephone: (805) 737- 3371