5 East is an acute medical and surgical unit. Patient populations include: complex medical problems, Orthopedics, Vascular, Cardio-Thoracic, General Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, Plastic, Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, and GYN Surgery. The majority of patients have secondary medical chronic diagnosis. The RN is accountable for defined groups of patients on his/her shift. Based on education and experience, may be assigned responsibilities as preceptor, charge nurse or team leader. Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimal care (ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses). Delivers safe
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