It is imperative to have open and clear communication between the staff, student and faculty. There is a chain of command for each unit. The typical chain of command begins with the nurse assigned to the patient. If there is still cause for concern regarding a patient, family or staff member, then the charge nurse needs to be notified. If there is still cause for concern, the Nurse Manager is notified if available. If the Nurse Manager is not available each area has an assigned Clinical Director. The Chief Nursing Officer, Brenda Howie is the next level in the chain of command. If you have any questions regarding the chain of command, contact Nursing Administration at 968-1020.
Staff retain responsibility for patient care, recognizing that students will not replace Baptist staff or give service to patients apart from their educational level. Staff will initiate frequent communication with students/faculty regarding the care for the assigned patient(s).
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