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- Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
- Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
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- Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
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