Assist the practitioner in examinations and the provision of patient care. Administers test and medications while include vaccines, PPD placement, and subcutaneous and intramuscular administration of medications. Explains medication directions and procedures to the patient and relatives, and acts as the liaison on behalf of the patients between our institution and other treating facilities.
KEY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists an Advanced Practice Nurse with providing care to the School Based Center and health center patients.
Supervises medical assistances as needed.
Provides patients with information concerning the visit and the health services in general.
Assists, if needed by the practitioner, in the examination and acts as an interpreter when appropriate.
Inspects the cleaning, straightening and restocking of examining, consultations and treatment rooms after each patient and end of day.
Assists in checking charts for completeness.
May be asked as needed, to obtain fingerstick and venipuncture specimens.
Carries out treatments, dressing changes, etc. when directed by practitioner.
Provides first aid measures when directed by practitioner.
Administers vaccines, places and reads PPD and Anergy Panel, and administers other subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
Assists in assuring coverage in all areas of clinical activity.
Performs medical case management including patient followup to and after referrals.
Provide , if qualified, HIV counseling, family planning, and other consultative services.
Participate in in-house staff teaching conferences.