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CLINIC NURSE II (#PG5 )

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CLINIC NURSE I (#PG3 )

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Definition

Under general supervision, to provide nursing services in public health clinics and other settings, and to do other work as required. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Clinic Nurse I is the trainee entry-level class. Incumbents initially work under close supervision in public health clinics that are highly structured and supervised. After incumbents have been fully trained and have demonstrated expertise in clinic services and programs, incumbents would be eligible for promotion to Clinic Nurse II. 

Clinic Nurse II is the fully qualified generalist class for clinic assignments or the trainee class for public health specialized field or clinic assignments. Clinic Nurses who work as trainees in a public health setting are expected to continue their education to obtain a Public Health Certificate in order to promote into the Public Health Nursing series. Normally, continuing education could be completed within three years. 

Typical Tasks

Assists with clinic operations by monitoring clinic flow, by maintaining and checking charts and records, and by making referrals and follow-up appointments; coordinates with other agency divisions to schedule tests and other services; answers patients questions about procedures, diseases, and medical care concerns; provides informational literature and educates patient on medical care, health issues and need for follow-up; provides skilled nursing services, treatments, administers dressings, medications and immunizations; draws blood, fits orthopedic equipment, irrigates ears and provides other skilled nursing services; reads TB skin tests; coordinates the blood pressure clinic, and the pre-employment and base line physical examination program; performs audiometry and spirometry testing; keeps test records required by the state and federal government; provides counseling for patients including sexually transmitted disease follow-up; orients clinic physicians, mid-level care providers and support personnel to specific clinic operations; maintains the emergency cart, medical supplies and medications; acts as liaison to pharmaceutical representatives, sets up training sessions concerning new drugs and secures samples; in the public health assignment, provides nursing services in specialized clinics, conducts epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases, makes home visits to clients with health risks, makes health care assessments, consults with physicians, counsels clients and their families concerning sensitive health care issues, develops care plans, acts as a patient advocate; may serve as a consultant for nursing issues to staff; maintains clinic equipment; may act in the triage role in general medical clinic which includes scheduling work, prioritizing cases, making complex referrals, providing test results and problem-solving complex cases; attends meetings and in-service training programs; maintains automated and manual record keeping systems; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer terminal; prepares reports, charts, records and other required documentation. 

Employment Standards

Knowledge: 

Clinic Nurse I 

Working knowledge of: 
  • Nursing principles, practices and procedures; 
  • Administration of medications, treatments and therapies; 
  • Uses, effects and adverse reactions to medications and drugs; 
  • Care and use of medical supplies and equipment; 

Some knowledge of: 

  • Clinic routines; 
  • Legal environment of nursing. 

Clinic Nurse II 

The above, plus some knowledge of: 

  • Epidemiological investigations, handicapping conditions and the care of chronic and communicable diseases;
  • Community resources as related to public health nursing; 
  • Cultural, environmental, sociological and physiological differences and problems encountered in nursing; 
  • Prevention, detection, reporting and treatment of child abuse and neglect; 
  • Interviewing, counseling and teaching techniques. 

Ability to:

Clinic Nurse I 

  • Evaluate and assess health care/medical service needs; 
  • Provide nursing services in a clinic setting and administer treatments and medications; 
  • Anticipate physicians and patients needs; 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships; 
  • Learn clinic routines; 
  • Deal with sensitivity to the needs of people with different cultural, environmental and social backgrounds; 
  • Maintain charts and records; 
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal. 

Clinic Nurse II 

The above, plus: 

  • Learn to assess health care, physical and psycho-social needs and develop and implement care plans may be required for certain positions; 
  • Learn to provide public health nursing services and case management may be required for certain positions; 
  • Conduct audiometry and spirometry tests may be required for certain positions; 
  • Assign and schedule work of staff may be required for certain positions; 
  • Refer patients to appropriate resources; 
  • Prepare written reports and procedures. 

Education and Experience: 

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: 

  • Clinic Nurse I - No Experience required.
  • Clinic Nurse II - Two years of clinic or community nursing experience which would provide the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Special Requirements/Conditions 

License Requirements: 

  • Clinic Nurse I - Possess and maintain a license/permit issued by the State of California to practice nursing, or possession of a provisional license issued by the State of California to practice nursing; 
  • Clinic Nurse II - Possession of a valid California Registered Nurse license. 

Some positions require possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Driver's license 

Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required 

Miscellaneous

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES:
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 58
Workers Comp Code: 0290

CLASS: PG5; EST: 11/1/1987; REV: 11/1/2003;
CLASS: PG3; EST: 11/1/1987; REV: 2/1/2016;