College health service staff nurse is responsible for administering nursing care to the students of the college who present at the Health Services and also responsible for assisting the health care provider (HCP) in the implementation of medical care.
Specific Duties include:
Triage patients to ascertain their physical and mental status. This includes taking the appropriate vital signs and physical measurements and eliciting details and history of the present illness. If indicated, with clinician order, perform screening diagnostic tests such as urinalysis, peak flow,etc.
Chart appropriately in the EMR and electronically route patient to clinician or discharge the patient.
Refer the patient to a healthcare provider (HCP) within an appropriate time frame or advise the patient on self-care and preventive measures as well as warning of possible future symptoms that might necessitate further medical intervention.
Telephone triage patients when indicated or refer to HCP.
Administer first aid within scope of practice.
Initiate emergency treatment for anaphylaxis when clinician is unavailable.
Assist HCP with specific procedures, such as suture removal, gyn exams, etc.
Prepare patients for HCP visits by completing history questionnaires, consent or other information sheets. Prepare lab requisitions and specimen containers with appropriate information.
Perform specific in-house lab procedures.
Administer immunizations and prescribed medications.
Administer non-patient specific standing order vaccines, ppds, HIV tests according to written protocol.
Initiate appropriate patient recalls and document in chart.
Implement safe practices for infection control, including daily infection control measures, laundering of soiled linens and timely controls and maintenance of equipment and laboratory tests.
Check inventory of medical supplies/pharmaceuticals and patient comfort supplies and note the need to reorder.
dditional specifications, qualifications, experience or skill levels (Please scroll down for complete list):
· NYS RN licensure
· Bachelor's preferred
· Ambulatory experience
· College health setting experience preferred