Provides patient centered nursing care in an outpatient clinic
according to established scope of practice guidelines and standards
of care. Develops, coordinates and implements the patient plan of
care in collaboration with the health care team.
Uses the nursing process to provide ongoing care (assess, plan,
intervention, and evaluation). Recognizes and responds to changes
in a patient's status and need for care. Determines priorities of
patient care based on essential patient needs.
Provides triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or
significant others according to protocol and organization
guidelines. Communicates with physicians and other members of the
health care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely
information regarding patient conditions.
Prepares and rooms the patient for exam by obtaining vital signs
and documenting/updating pertinent health information (i.e. chief
complaint, allergies, medications).
Performs laboratory procedures (i.e. strep test, wound culture,
specimen collection, etc.) using principles of aseptic technique
and standard precautions / infection control guidelines. Assists
the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries such as pelvic
exams, allergy scratch testing, EMG, cautery, colposcopy, etc.
Administers medications, under physician/provider orders,
including: immunizations, antibiotics, narcotic pain medications,
vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy
antigens. Initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy;
performs mixing of medications according to protocols.
Assesses and provides basic to complex patient education and
counseling on the performance of tasks, skills, treatment and
self-care integrating health promotion and preventive aspects of
care. Follows through with necessary procedure or test requests,
prescription refills, new appointment times and referrals to other
facilities or services. Refers questions to physician/provider and
relays information back to patient as directed.
Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as removal of
sutures and staples, catheterization, audiograms, laboratory
procedures (throat/nose culture, drug screen, phlebotomy -
butterfly, venous access, heel stick), spirometry, Holter monitor
application, casting, complex wound care, fetal heart tone
monitoring, Hickman/port-a-cath/PIC line, central line care,
conscious sedation, anti-coagulation clinic operation, etc., with
demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision.
Assists in the development and implementation of staff
orientation, competency and educational activities. Acts as an
expert clinical and department resource. May provide work direction
to other staff and/or assist with patient care flow and the
provision of services.
Organizes and prepares exam rooms, lab and work areas including:
cleaning, stocking, ordering supplies, and maintaining
Completes routine maintenance and quality monitoring of clinic
equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing
and caring for instruments and other equipment.
Monday - Friday (Friday afternoon off)8:00 - 5:00
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team
member practices, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare
Providers certification issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless
department leader has determined it is not required.
Associate's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal
skills; ability to develop rapport and maintain positive,
professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and
physicians.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical,
independent decisions.Excellent organization, prioritization and
problem solving skills.Demonstrated leadership skills including
delegation, organization, prioritization and building team
rapport.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding,
navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic
mail and electronic medical records systems.