Provides general nursing care to patients in outpatient clinic setting by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Take temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal.
Explain prescribed procedures and treatments to patients.
Prepare equipment and aid physician during treatment and examination of patient.
Ensure all ordered tests are performed accurately and in a timely manner.
Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
Maintain awareness of comfort and needs of the patient.
Observe patient, record significant conditions and reactions, and notify supervisor or physician of patients condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
Respond to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
Perform all drug screening procedures in accordance with established rules and regulations.
Ensure patient immunizations are appropriate, well documented and administered using approved nursing techniques.
Conduct physician referrals as well as service pre-certifications on an as needed basis.
Document nursing history and physical assessment of patients.
Rotate among various clinical services such as lab, nursing and x-ray.
Prepare rooms; sterilize instruments, equipment, and supplies for procedures.
Ensure work area is neat and clean, fully stocked and all laundry items have been laundered and put away.
Manage difficult and emotional customer situations.
Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
Maintain complete and accurate documentation.
Observe safety and security procedures; promote a safe and pleasant work environment.
Report potentially unsafe conditions to management.
Respond to all patient messages; documenting conversations in electronic medical records system, assist with any patient discharging duties and share responsibility of call back sheets.
Regular attendance to ensure efficient clinic operations.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required. Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
American Family Care, Inc.