Ability to operate a variety of medical equipment and tools necessary to perform nursing activities including stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, various monitors, glucometers, sphygmomanometers, otoscopes, centrifuges, scissors, wound care materials, hypodermic needles, and other specialized equipment.
Ability to exert physical effort in light to moderate work involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; ability to climb and balance; tasks require visual perception and discrimination; ability to transfer and restrain patients as needed.
Ability to comprehend a variety of reference books and manuals related to health care and/or agency functions.
Ability to prepare client/patient related documentation and other agency documents using prescribed format.
Ability to follow instructions, accurately record and deliver information, meet deadlines, explain procedures, and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to use independent judgment, common sense, and principles of influence and rational systems in the performance of tasks.
Ability to work under stressful conditions, to respond immediately to crisis situations and to balance priorities within and between offices/departments.
Ability to maintain personal composure and tactfully handle difficult situations and interpret questions correctly; ability to behave in a friendly, understanding, helpful, and professional manner with clients, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.
Ability to persuade, convince, influence and train others; ability to advise and interpret on the application of policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations; ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards.
Ability to communicate effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians and other health care providers, supervisors and the general public verbally and in writing.
Ability to operate a variety of automated office equipment necessary to process client or agency documentation and communication including computer, fax, copier, calculator, etc.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate decimals and percentages and measure data. Valid Michigan drivers’ license and ability to safely operate an automobile.
AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS CLASSIFICATION, UPON APPOINTMENT, MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
MASTERS PREPARED NURSE PRACTITIONER - Master Degree of Nursing from an accredited nurse practitioner program and preferably one to two years of relevant experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; and current Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner License.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program and meet requirements for license in Michigan and preferably one to two years relevant experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Current certification from the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants preferred.
CERTIFIED NURSE PRACITIONER (TITLE X or CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE) – Associate Degree or Diploma of Nursing from a NLN Accredited program and one to two years relevant experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Michigan, and satisfactory completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner training and passing of national certification exam. Meet continuing education requirements.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: (An employee in this classification may be called upon to perform the following tasks which are illustrative and not exhaustive in nature.)
Obtain and evaluate health, medical and social history; assess client family planning and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) needs if appropriate; initiate plan of care.
Perform screening tests and physical assessments to rule out abnormalities and makes appropriate referrals accordingly.
Provide appropriate nursing interventions, makes skilled observations of client responses to treatment.
Collect and evaluate laboratory specimens microscopically for detection and treatment of infections; obtains cultures for detection of sexually transmitted infections.
Initiate follow-up for abnormal screening test and culture results.
Evaluate effectiveness of care and revises plan as necessary.
Interact and respond to requests and directions of physicians; reports client condition and any changes.
Educate the client, family and community regarding care, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, involving the client in decision making/goal setting.
Initiate the appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Prepare progress reports and other patient records.
Make referrals; coordinate the services of others including therapists, social workers and community resources and follows up accordingly.
Exercise independent nursing judgment.
Write prescriptions within pharmacy law specifications with oversight by Medical Director and within parameters established in the agency’s medication dispensing policies.
Attend required meetings, seminars, in-service training, workshops, etc; read journals, books and other industry publications to remain current on the latest techniques and most current research findings.
Perform program specific job responsibilities as outlined by Division Policy and Procedure Manuals.
Comply with MIOSHA, OSHA, HIPAA and other regulations that pertain to the agency.
Perform emergency response roles as required.
Performs other related essential duties as required.