Nurse - Licensed Practical Nurse - Allergy
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing professional nursing care to clinic patients under supervision of physicians or physician extenders.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Clinical Services Manager
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Assesses patient's general condition and takes vital signs and weight. 2. Assists physicians with examinations, diagnostic procedures and treatments. 3. Provides basic patient care as ordered. 4. Documents all activities/interventions, patient/family
responses, medication dispensed/prescribed, etc., in the medical record. 5. Promotes wellness by providing patient education materials,
communicating physician advice/instructions. 6. Adheres to infection control/safety guidelines, and confidentiality policies. 7. Administers injections for immunotherapy 8. Mixing of chemicals for injections may be needed.
The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.
KNOWLEDGE: 1. Knowledge of basic nursing principles and protocols. 2. Knowledge of policies and procedures related to infection control, environmental safety and patient confidentiality. 3. Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.
SKILLS: 1. Skill in appropriate assessment and assistance techniques. 2. Skill in appropriate use of universal precautions, safe workplace and confidentiality methods. 3. Knowledge of medical chart reporting/records.
ABILITIES: 1. Ability to work effectively as team members with physicians and other staff. 2. Ability to appropriately interact with patients, families, staff and others. 3. Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands.
ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: Combination of office and exam offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations. Hepatitis B vaccination and TB test required.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, reaching. Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and to lift 100 pounds. Occasional stress from workload. Must be able to use a variety of office equipment including phone, writing instruments, PC, fax and medical equipment including stethoscope, EKG machine, ear washing equipment, speculums, scales, blood pressure cuff.
This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.