Performs the functions of a registered nurse in direct and indirect patient care. Utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care. Patients seen in the outpatient or ambulatory care setting are assessed according to their presenting diagnosis, status, need, and the defined assessment components of the service by which they are being seen. Assessment may be conducted during a face to face examination or during a telephonic encounter. Documentation of findings, referrals to other services based on assessment findings, and appointments for reassessment are planned and completed at the time of the visit. Works effectively with members of the health care team in the provision of care to patients and families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Reviews abnormal patient screening and data collection results
- Conduct focused patient assessments based on the reason for the visit
- Conducts focused patient assessments based on any concerns about the patient’s general condition at the time of check in.
- Complete thorough physical assessment if patient presents with unstable clinical findings on patients requiring nursing assessment
- Educate patient on new diagnosis and/or treatment plan
- Educate patient on mediation use
- Provide pre procedure instructions
- Document patient/family learning assessment and understanding of education provided
- Utilize licensed independent practitioners, educators and other resources
- Comply with state, federal and other regulations
- Participate in ongoing unit, department and organizational performance improvement
Maintain patient safety
Licenses & certifications
- State of Texas Registered Nurse License
- Health Care Provider Basic Life Support [CPR]
PALS or PEERS
- 3 years as a registered nurse
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Significant portions of daily assignment involve prolonged standing, transporting material, equipment, patients, or lifting, moving or carrying heavy materials (check one: 10 lbs. or more but less than 20 lbs. ___, 20 lbs. or more but less than 30 lbs.____, 30 lbs.___, 31 lbs. or more X) for intermittent periods throughout the day.