Reports to the Supervisor, Specialty Clinic according to department policies and procedures, provides professional nursing care to pediatric Specialty Clinic patients. This includes evaluating patients' need for medical care, scheduling patient appointments based on urgency of patients' medical needs, reviewing patients' charts and test results, and referring patients to various social agencies, as necessary.
Provides professional nursing care to patients in accordance with physician orders and ensures such care is appropriate based on the chronic disease of the patients serviced by the clinic. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served (birth through adult).
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age and disease of the patients served on their assigned unit(s).
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice at a level normally acquired through completion of 2 years training at an accredited School of Nursing in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Current State license as a Registered Nurse required.
Approximately 3 to 6 months on the job experience necessary in order to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of Clinic policies, procedures and protocols.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact with patients, families and physicians, and to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity necessary to elicit patients' cooperation and allay apprehensions.
Analytical skills necessary in order to gather and interpret quantitative and qualitative data relevant to relatively complex patient care problems.
Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.
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