1. Assesses, plans, evaluates and ensures the implementation of age specific patient care to achieve identified outcomes.
2. Assesses learning needs and educates patient according to patient’s level of understanding.
3. Utilizes specialized nursing knowledge, standards, process and discriminative judgment when planning and/or implementing direct or indirect care.
4. Implements appropriate standards of care based on assessment data and patient’s own goals.
5. Greets patients, verifies patient identity, assesses patient’s physical needs, alleviates patient anxiety, and checks chart for necessary documentation.
6. Collaborates with healthcare professionals and ensures provision of patient care in an organized and timely manner.
7. Provides necessary supportive equipment for patient comfort (i.e., pillows, blankets, protective paddings, etc…).
8. Positions patient with awareness of body alignment, circulation and pressure points.
9. Demonstrates ability to direct and provide patient care in emergency situations.
10. Promotes physical comfort and provides emotional support and safety for patient.
11. Documents medication administration in a timely manner and within clinic hours on a daily basis.
12. Provides patient education regarding medications, physician instructions and procedures.
13. Provides nursing care and appropriate monitoring according to policies and procedures.
14. Properly labels and cares for specimens.
15. Practices and monitors aseptic techniques.
16. Assists physician/clinical staff including and prepares equipment as needed.
17. May assist provider by handling messages, prescription refills, prior authorization and other miscellaneous paperwork.
18. Communicates relevant information to clinical and administrative staff.
19. Performs and assigns patient care responsibilities based on patient needs and abilities of available staff.
20. Completes documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
21. Revises plan of care based on change in patient status or staffing change.
22. Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and expectations.
23. Initiates appropriate infection control measures.
24. Provides input regarding equipment and supply needs.
25. Works as a team player supporting a variety of staff.
26. Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
27. Adheres to established safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
28. Delivers safe patient care according to policy and procedure
29. Demonstrates the safe operation of equipment/machinery and follows procedures for reporting/correcting an unsafe situation.
30. Maintains and evaluates own clinical expertise and practice. Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.
31. Maintains certification and license requirements and submits required evidence of certification/licensure as needed.
32. Assists with staff education as needed.
33. Adheres to all policies and procedures.
34. Completes annual performance and competency evaluation process with management and participates in goal setting, performance improvement and educational training as needed.
35. Participates in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous materials programs/activities.
36. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
37. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
38. Adheres to HIPAA regulations.
39. Exercises discretion and maintains high level of confidentiality.
40. Performs related work as required
36 Hours Per Week
Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing. At least one or two years of recent acute care or ambulatory nursing experience preferred. Computer proficiency required. Experience with electronic medical records preferred. Current state licensure as registered nurse required. BLS, ACLS and PALS certified. Specialty certification may be required.
Orthopedic experience preferred in out patient setting.