Provides professional nursing care to patients, observes, assesses & records symptoms, reactions & progress of patients
Makes nursing rounds, takes & records vitals, prepares & administers prescribed medications & ordered treatment plans &/or immunizations for patients
Provides immediate medical attention to emergencies
Participates in staff development & education, reviews care plans written by staff & trains & orients new employees;
Makes rounds, evaluates care needed & rendered; does care plans & teaches health care principles; administers medication including narcotics; renders all direct nursing care as needed
Performs specialized procedures (i.e., iv therapy, chemotherapy, wound care, oxygen therapy, dialysis, blood transfusion, incubation & CPR, tube feeding, catheterization, suctioning & phlebotomy duties).
• Organizes & oversees 'code blue' team; directs health care staff (e.g., hospital aides & licensed practical nurses) assigned to area; acts as lead worker in charge of one assigned shift in absence of nurse 2 employee' assists physician in giving diagnostic health evaluations to students.
• Performs clerical tasks (e.g., charts & records all medications, treatments & pertinent medical information; completes required reports such as incident & accident reports; documents Medicaid information; orders supplies & equipment; maintains constant & exact inventory of all controlled drugs, medication & equipment); arranges for out-patient clinic appointments; arranges for medical examinations to be done by school physician; arranges for new & refilled prescriptions ordered by physicians through local pharmacy
Performs administrative tasks & serves as liaison with others in organization & conducts &/or attends meetings; serves as instructor on occasion; serves as member or leader of problem solving teams or groups.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT:
Biennial renewal of licensure as registered nurse.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Works shifts, weekends & holidays; exposed to communicable diseases.