DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Under the supervision of a Supervising Public Health nurse or other higher level nurse or health care professional, an incumbent of this class performs tasks and responsibilities within the framework of casefinding, health education, health teaching, health counseling and supportive and restorative care in accordance with New York State Education Law, Article 139, Sections 6900 to 6910 (“Nurse Practice Act”). An incumbent administers nursing care and procedures to assigned patients in accordance with a nursing care plan; implements a written medical regimen prescribed by a physician, administers medications, assesses patients, reports any significant changes, updates care plan, and provides teaching care and instruction to patients and their families with discharge planning. Supervision is not normally a function of this class. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of current nursing techniques and procedures; skill in the operation of patient treatment and monitoring equipment such as blood pressure gauges, thermometer, stethoscope, CPR equipment, needles, syringes, suctions, catheters, tubings, ventilators, roto beds, stryker frames, bedscales, etc; ability to work under stress; ability to communicate effectively with patients, their families and other health professionals; sound professional judgment, flexibility.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an accredited course of training for Practical Nursing.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
NOTE: Qualifications and requirements are in accordance with New York State Education Law, Article 139, Sections 6900 to 6910 (“Nurse Practice Act”)
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