The Clinical Nurse IV practices at the level of an expert practitioner of nursing, as defined by Benner, P. (1984). From Novice to Expert. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. The nurse at this level demonstrates expertise in caring for patients with multiple and complex problems. In addition to demonstrating clinical leadership on the unit, the Clinical Nurse IV serves as a role model, resource, and hospital-wide consultant to staff and participates in endeavors to increase nursing knowledge. Provides professional nursing care to patients assigned to a specific Nursing Unit. Provides patient care within the parameters of this assignment of responsibility, according to prescribed, delegated medical regimen, and the hospital policies. Incumbents are accountable to the North Carolina Board of Nursing for practicing nursing within the scope of the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act.
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