Provides nursing care as directed by medical staff and in accordance with the objectives, policies, and procedures of the hospital and the state Nurse Practice Act. Maintains established standards of nursing care. Responsible to facilitate an efficient, clinically effective interface between the patient, the medical staff, and the health care team to ensure quality, customer focused preadmission testing processes. Through utilizing a working knowledge of clinical diagnosis, procedure/setting appropriateness and treatment, the Pre-admission Nurse will provide for patient assessment, testing, education, and the development of a plan of care. The nurse will ensure adequate testing and appropriate patient follow up through collaboration with the medical staff. The Preadmission Nurse functions as a liaison between all members of the health care team internally and externally to ensure coordination of quality patient care.The competent staff nurse assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and directs care for adult and pediatric patients in accordance with departmental standards of care and practice.Participates in the education of family, and patients.