Nurse Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Participates as a member of a health care team, providing primary
care services to individuals and families in an ambulatory health
care setting. Assists other health care providers to assess, treat,
and educate clients.
first in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from
the Nurse Senior in that the Nurse Senior has lead responsibility
for lower level staff; conducts in-service training and has more
authority in decision making and in using independent judgement.
Typically reports to Nurse Senior or Nursing Supervisor.
Examples of Duties:
- Regulates and monitors client flow and progress through
ambulatory health care setting by preparing clients for
examination, setting up examination rooms, and assisting health
care providers with procedures.
- Assesses vital signs, administers injections and performs
- Participates in community screening programs by performing a
variety of medical tests.
- Performs minor laboratory tests.
- Assists in the assessment of client's condition and/or
anticipates potential problems.
- Documents results of screenings and testing in client
- Inventories and orders supplies and medication as needed.
- Ensures that exam and post-clinic rooms or other areas are
cleaned to maintain a safe, therapeutic, and hygienic
environment; ensures adequate supplies are available and that
equipment is in working order.
- Interviews clients initially and records pertinent data and
- Attends staff meetings and participates by sharing
information during meetings.
- Instructs and guides health aides, volunteers, and/or
students in carrying out a variety of tasks.
- Educates and advises clients on pertinent health issues.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of theory, principles, practices and techniques of
general professional nursing care.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Knowledge state and agency laws and regualtions governing
general professional nursing practices.
- Skill in applying professional nursing methods and
- Skill in maintaining effective working relationships.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program AND current licensure to
practice as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, Must
possess a temporary practice permit from the Arizona State Board of
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