Full-time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period
Pediatric experience required, past immunization experience helpful, expert critical thinking and triage skills required.
Professional nursing is a scientific process founded on a professional body of knowledge. Nursing is a learned profession based on an understanding of the human condition across the lifespan, and the relationship of the patient with others and within the environment. It is an art dedicated to the caring of others and the work of healing. Nursing is a dynamic discipline that is continually changing and evolving to include updated knowledge, technologies, and advances in patient care. What is unique for nurses is the configuration and breadth of nursing practice, both in independent aspects of practice and the collaboration with other authorized health care providers.
Ambulatory care nursing is a unique realm of nursing practice. It is characterized by efficient, focused assessments of patients. Ambulatory care nursing encounters may occur face-to-face or via telephone or other communication devices. The nurse in the ambulatory care setting assesses the patient’s needs by collecting subjective and objective health status data from the patient or the patient’s care giver, and communicates this data to the health care provider. The ambulatory nurse may triage based on this data. The ambulatory nurse prioritizes the information collected based on the patient’s condition, the situation, and/or anticipated needs, and implements a plan of care in collaboration with the authorized provider, and evaluates the response of the prescribed treatment. The ambulatory nurse communicates and educates the health care provider’s instructions for care to the patient or the patient’s caregiver. Ambulatory care nursing is a specialty practice area that is characterized by dealing with situations and issues that are not always predictable.
The professional nurse must adhere to the federal and state licensing guidelines and subsequent practice as well as the SC Administration predefined Scope of Practice Guidelines. The scope of registered nursing practice: Nursing diagnosis of human responses to actual or potential health problems of individuals or groups, providing preventative, restorative and supportive care, health teaching and counseling, case finding and referral; and administration, supervision, delegation, evaluation and teaching of health and nursing practice; which may require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based upon the principles of the biological, physiological, behavioral and sociological sciences, and for which the registered nurse bears responsibility and accountability.
The RN may assist with tests and procedures within the scope of practice for the RN. The nurse performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Clinic Operations or designee.
No formal lines of supervision; however, may delegate to licensed and unlicensed personnel within their defined scope of practice as well as students and new orients.
When students and new orients are providing patient care, treatment, and/or services as a part of their training, any/all employees may be asked to supervise the students and orients.
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing preferred. Minimum of one to two years of professional nursing experience in a clinic care setting preferred. In-depth knowledge of specialty area preferred
Currently licensed with the applicable State Nursing Board and/or possess multistate licensure privileges. Functions within the legal scope of practice.
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