Performs initial assessment appropriate to the patient's scheduled procedure, clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, age development level, cultural and religious orientation in a timely manner.
Performs completely and accurately including but not limited to physical (i.e., assessment for pain, skin breakdown, risk for falls), psychological (i.e., cognitive and communicative skills or development), social status and other patient needs.
Identifies and prioritizes the need for further assessment based on the patient's clinical presentation/diagnosis, care setting, desire for care, and responses to any previous care.
Reports abnormal findings or values to the physician(s)
Collaborates with the anesthesiologist
Initiates discharge planning for each patient upon admission as appropriate.