Registered Nurse, Per Diem

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.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing and possession of a currently valid Registered Nurse License issued by the State of New York.

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