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Staff Nurse

Salary: $28.03-$34.22 hourly / $4,875-$5,951 monthly / Range: 6016

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.


1. Assesses physical and psychosocial needs of patients and makes appropriate nursing interventions; assists physicians and health care practitioners with examinations, treatments and other procedures.
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.


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