ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response. Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance
by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition
requiring higher-level intervention.
performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in the Primary Care
Clinics, including, but not limited to:
administration to include IV medication if certified
reminders with appropriate consults and alerts as indicated
expiration dates of meds and supplies
procedures and treatments
with minor procedures, including obtaining and arranging necessary equipment,
positioning patient, ensuring comfort and privacy. Monitors patient during the procedure.
for patient and clinic flow. This includes but is not limited to: organizing
and attending team huddle, pt check in (vital signs, clinical reminders and
medication review), informing patients if PCP running late and clinic check out
to standards of practice and safe technique in preparation and administration
daily care schedule for patient care needs and pre-visit planning
appropriate clinical reminders
understanding of age- and population-specific characteristics that affect the
health care needs of the Veteran.
recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance and
effectively intervenes as directed when appropriate.
on the patient's goals, provides patient and family health education, to
include self-management, prevention and wellness.
and communicates appropriately with patients and family members.
professional behavior (i.e., respect, civility, ability to accept constructive
criticism), effective communication and interpersonal skills.
to principles of infection control, safety, and universal precautions.
possesses knowledge of proper handling and pre-cleaning of reusable medical
15. Demonstrates competence utilizing special
equipment needed to perform job duties.
16. Follows policy and procedures related to
fire and disaster drills, safety and security measures.
17. Demonstrates initiative in assisting the
core and expanded teams.
18. Assists in the orientation and competency
validation of students, peers and clerical staff.
confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient information.
Maintains a work environment that honors
as a resource and advocate in the protection of patient and family rights.
Completes mandatory reviews, including
motivational interviewing and health coaching, in order to promote patient
patient-driven care in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, using
patient and personnel safety.