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$63.81-$83.80 Hourly / $11,061.00-$14,525.00 Monthly / $132,730.00-$174,304.00 Yearly
Under general supervision, performs professional nursing duties in hospitals, emergency hospitals, clinics, sanitariums and other institutions; administers treatment to patients as instructed by physician; observes patients’ symptoms; keeps related charts and records in accordance with standard practices; may direct the work of subordinate assistants; and performs related duties as required.
Requires responsibility for: carrying out existing methods and procedures relating to ‘various aspects of patient care; achieving moderate economies or preventing moderate losses through the proper use and handling of hospital and medical equipment, materials and supplies; contacting physicians, nursing supervisors and other employees, for the purpose of furnishing and obtaining information on medical and nursing care matters; maintaining charts and records concerning patient’s treatment, care and progress and compiling related data and reports. Nature of work requires sustained physical effort involving considerable standing, walking, bending, stooping and occasional heavy lifting, with frequent exposure to accident and health hazards and disagreeable working conditions inherent in nursing services and patient bedside care.
1. Renders nursing care to hospitalized patients within an assigned ward or unit; observes and reports symptoms and conditions of patients to physician or head nurse.
2. Takes and records temperatures, respiration and pulse; administers medication under doctor’s instructions, notes reactions and reports unusual results or circumstances.
3. Sets up treatment trays, prepares instruments and other equipment; assists physicians with treatments.
4. Assists in administering highly specialized therapy; maintains records reflecting patient’s condition, medication, treatment and reactions.
5. May direct the work of auxiliary sub-professional personnel in performing various tasks in assisting with the care and comfort of patients and the cleanliness and sanitation of ward, hospital beds, and appurtenant equipment.
Requires thorough working knowledge of modern methods, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing, including understanding of medical terminology and hospital routines, procedures, equipment and facilities.
Requires ability to: work cooperatively, with others; keep patient case records and prepare related reports; plan, organize, assign and inspect the work of sub-professional subordinates; use good judgment in unusual and emergent situations.