Staff Nurse

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Under routine supervision, the Staff Nurse provides initial assessment and treatment of minor illnesses, provides stabilizing emergency care, conducts health and behavioral assessments, coordinates medical resources, health counseling, health education, and arranges community referrals.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

  • Plan and perform basic nursing work-ups and assessments, including: vital signs, venipuncture and finger sticks to draw blood, immunizations and other injections, in-office EKGs, preparation of lab specimens, vision and hearing screening, throat cultures, pregnancy tests.
  • Coordinate lab tests: prepare specimens and send to the lab; screen lab test results, file in patient charts and route to the nurse practitioner, flagging highly unusual results; follow up with patients by informing of test results, coordinating follow-up Health Service appointments or consultations.
  • Dispense medications to patients, under the nurse practitioner's direction, and coordinate prescriptions.
  • Perform triage to assess nature and severity of medical problems;
  • Assist the nurse practitioner and/or collaborating physician with various procedures and examinations.
  • Perform a variety of patient education functions: reaffirm nurse practitioner instructions, distribute literature, and answer a wide range of patients’ questions.
  • Provides health education in health-related areas to promote disease prevention and wellness.
  • Maintain current documentation of problems, records observations in medical records, progress notes, and nurses notes;
  • Assist with set up and general maintenance of exam rooms, lab areas, and nurses’ work station.
  • Provide first aid and other stabilizing emergency care when Nurse Practitioner is absent.
  • Assist as needed with general office work, patient chart filing.
  • Rotates the various functions within the department as needed, such as weekly count of controlled medications, and maintains statistics.
  • Understand and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standard ( 29 CFR 1910.1030);
  • Considered Essential Personnel whose physical presence is required on campus and must also be prepared to address those functions remotely (from off-campus) as needed when operations are restricted or the campus is closed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • New York State licensed Registered Professional Nurse or Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

  • Knowledge of New York State Immunization Law; OSHA, DEC Laws, and Nursing Laws.

 

  • Nursing background in medical and emergency care, along with prescription and over-the-counter medications.

 

  •  Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to:  calculator, computer, computer keyboard, copy machine, and fax.

 

  •  Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries, and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

  •  Knowledge of computer software applications.

 

  •  Strong clinical nursing skills, including patient assessments and interventions.

 

  •   Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

 

  •  Ability to function in a clinic setting, perform blood draws, obtain cultures and administer injections.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

 

  • New York State licensed Registered Professional Nurse or Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

  • A minimum of five to seven year's general medical/surgical; public health and clinic practice experience is required.

 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

 

  • Experience in college health setting preferred.