Registered Nurse – Part-Time
General Statement of Duties
Performs professional nursing services in the care and treatment of children placed in the agency’s Infirmary; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs work in accordance with professional practices, special orders from doctors, and established rules and regulations. General assignments are usually received from a professional nursing staff and the incumbent is expected to perform these duties without detailed instructions. Work is received through observation, through records kept, and through reports submitted.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
- Gives medication and nursing treatment as prescribed by physician; notes reactions of patients to medications and treatments.
- Assists in clinic work; obtains medical history of patients, assists physicians, applies dressings, and gives inoculations.
- Gives advice and counsel to residential personnel on the care and handling of children with physical problems; provides emergency treatment for illnesses and injuries; provides bedside care for children confined to the Infirmary or Cottage.
- Arranges for visits of children to doctor’s offices and to hospitals.
- Writes reports and maintains charts on the condition and progress of children.
- Other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Required knowledge of Nursing principles and techniques and their relation to medical practice.
- Knowledge of medical procedures, sanitation and personal hygiene.
- Knowledge of communicable diseases and methods of containment.
- Skill in the application of professional Nursing techniques and practices.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions of a technical and professional nature in exact detail and to administer therapeutic treatments prescribed by physician.
- Ability to recognize and interpret symptoms.
- Ability to instruct other Agency personnel on the care of patients.
- Ability to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner.
Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing and possession of a currently valid Registered Nurse License issued by the State of New York.