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Nurse Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Participates as a member of a health care team, providing primary care services to individuals and families in an ambulatory health care setting. Assists other health care providers to assess, treat, and educate clients.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Nurse Senior in that the Nurse Senior has lead responsibility for lower level staff; conducts in-service training and has more authority in decision making and in using independent judgement. Typically reports to Nurse Senior or Nursing Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:

  • Regulates and monitors client flow and progress through ambulatory health care setting by preparing clients for examination, setting up examination rooms, and assisting health care providers with procedures.
  • Assesses vital signs, administers injections and performs minor procedures.
  • Participates in community screening programs by performing a variety of medical tests.
  • Performs minor laboratory tests.
  • Assists in the assessment of client's condition and/or anticipates potential problems.
  • Documents results of screenings and testing in client records.
  • Inventories and orders supplies and medication as needed.
  • Ensures that exam and post-clinic rooms or other areas are cleaned to maintain a safe, therapeutic, and hygienic environment; ensures adequate supplies are available and that equipment is in working order.
  • Interviews clients initially and records pertinent data and information.
  • Attends staff meetings and participates by sharing information during meetings.
  • Instructs and guides health aides, volunteers, and/or students in carrying out a variety of tasks.
  • Educates and advises clients on pertinent health issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of theory, principles, practices and techniques of general professional nursing care.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge state and agency laws and regualtions governing general professional nursing practices.
  • Skill in applying professional nursing methods and techniques.
  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited nursing program AND current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona; OR, Must possess a temporary practice permit from the Arizona State Board of Nursing.


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