d. The Assistant Chiefs, Department of Nursing for Day, Evening, and Night
assist the chief in assigned responsibilities and assume such responsibilities in the
absence of the chief.
e. The chief of a clinical nursing service is responsible to the Chief, Department
of Nursing for nursing practice and for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and
controlling nursing personnel and other resources in a designated area. He is also
responsible to the chiefs of professional departments and services for compliance with
medical plans and policies for patient care, examination, and treatment.
f. The clinical head nurse is responsible for, among other matters, the
administration and management of nursing activities in one or more clinical units
(wards) including maximum utilization, evaluation, and education and training of
personnel; maintenance of clinical records, reports, and schedules; economy of
supplies and equipment; and safe and attractive patient environment. The clinical head
nurse is responsible to the Chief, Clinical Nursing Section for nursing services rendered
and implementation of hospital and nursing policies. He is also responsible to
appropriate medical officers for the nursing care rendered in compliance with medical
direction and authority. In conjunction with appropriate medical officers, the clinical
head nurse plans for and coordinates activities required to meet the patient's physical,
emotional, social, and spiritual needs and ensures that such services are provided.
g. A clinical staff nurse is responsible to the clinical head nurse for performing
duties and responsibilities as assigned, either as nursing team leader or member of the
nursing care team. The clinical staff nurse's duties include assisting the head nurse;
assessing, planning for, giving, and evaluating nursing care; and maintaining accurate
nursing care plans, reports, and clinical records.
h. A nursing instructor is an AN Corps officer assigned as a full or part-time
instructor for authorized AN Corps officer courses, AMEDD officer courses, or AMEDD
enlisted courses, or he may be assigned as Assistant to the Chief, Nursing Education
and Training Service.
i. The Chief, Nursing Education and Training Service evaluates the educational
needs of military and civilian nursing personnel and provides in-service education
programs at professional and nonprofessional levels.
j. A nursing methods analyst is an AN Corps officer assigned to the office of the
comptroller of a medical treatment activity to serve as Chief, Nursing Methods
Branch/Section. The nursing methods analyst is primarily concerned with professional
and administrative nursing methods, facilities planning, and nursing manpower
k. The community health nurse is a member of the AN Corps specially qualified
in public health nursing by education, training, and experience. The community health
nurse is assigned to the office of the Chief, Health and Environment Activity and is