Salary: $28.03-$34.22 hourly / $4,875-$5,951 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under direction, provides professional nursing
services and is responsible for the operational activities of
primary care and/or public health clinics; and performs related
duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Assesses physical and psychosocial needs of patients and makes
appropriate nursing interventions; assists physicians and health
care practitioners with examinations, treatments and other
2. Educates and counsels patients and their families on procedures,
medical care and sensitive health issues, including need for follow
up; provides informational literature and makes referrals to mental
health, social services and other agencies as needed.
3. Obtains and prepares a variety of specimens for laboratory
analysis; schedules, administers, and interprets results of
pregnancy, PPD's, hearing, glucose, and other tests; administers
medications and immunizations; performs special treatment such as
mistogens, updrafts, wound care and catheterization.
4. Prepares and maintains a variety of pertinent records reflecting
patients condition, medication and treatment, and other records
required by state and federal governments.
5. Assists in the orientation and training of professional and
nonprofessional personnel in specific clinic operations and, as
necessary, technical procedures.
6. Maintains inventory of medical supplies, medications, and
vaccines; ensures that examination and/or consultation rooms are
properly equipped and supplied.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license
issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.
Knowledge of: the principles, practices, and skilled techniques of
nursing; symptomology and disease processes; general nutrition;
medical equipment operation; use and effects of medications and
immunizations; laws governing nursing; health education techniques
and practices; interviewing and counseling techniques; community
health and social services; clinic operation and procedures.
Ability to: evaluate and assess the need for nursing and/or medical
services; exercise independent judgment; work with individuals and
families in a clinical setting to resolve health problems; perform
skilled nursing tasks; anticipate patient's needs; demonstrate tact,
diplomacy, patience, and compassion; establish and maintain
cooperative working relationships; comply with nursing policies,
protocols, and program regulations; prepare and maintain accurate
medical records with appropriate documentation; recognize and
respect limits of confidential information; learn and make referrals
to local and regional providers of social, medical, and/or other
specialized services; communicate effectively with people of diverse
socio-economic and ethnic origins.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Selectees for employment must, as a
condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with
Section 11166 of the California Penal Code relating to child abuse,
elder/dependent adult abuse, and physical violence abuse reporting.