Provides nursing assistance to doctors and nurses in the care and treatment of mildly or chronically ill patients or those seeking to improve their health. Facilitates quality patient care by optimizing patient flow. Provides a broad range of duties determined by inpatient or ambulatory care setting including but not limited to, administrative and clinical functions within their scope of practice, training, and applicable rules and regulations.
Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
Duties performed will be determined by inpatient or ambulatory care setting.
Provides a variety of personal nursing care and diagnostic support duties; performs simple treatments, charting, and patient teaching tasks. Provides the patient with information/instructions. Gives prevention reminders.Personal nursing care may include feeding, bathing, lifting, turning, oral care, nail care, hair care and related personal hygiene duties. Recognizes and reports gross changes in patients' condition. Supporting diagnostic duties may include taking, recording, and reporting to the registered nurse deviations in vital signs; collecting, labeling, and transporting specimens to the laboratory. Measures and records intake and output if requested. Assists the doctor in a variety of diagnostic examinations by positioning and draping the patient, and passing instruments and supplies if requested. Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and/or performs laboratory test (if trained and maintains competency), but does not perform assessments. Changes simple, no-complex dressings. Applies simple dressing, binders, and heat and cold locally, and observes and reports wound condition and drainage if requested. Removes sutures after licensed nurse/professional has performed assessment. Assists in monitoring patients receiving treatments and reports deviations to nurse. Assists in screening, admitting, and discharging patients. Gathers and records specific information from the patient. Takes and records vital signs and body measurements. Performs EKGs. Reinforces instructions given to the patient by the physicians and registered nurses. Maintains a clean and safe environment for the patient. Changes occupied patient beds, supply cupboards, utility rooms, used equipment, etc. Sorts supplies and linens as needed. Reports defective equipment and deficient supplies. Sets up and cleans exam rooms. Performs clerical duties when appropriate such as, but not limited to printing summaries, patient labels, and face sheets, applying arm bands, and discharging patients out of the computer. Maintains inventory and restocks supplies in patient rooms. Adheres to professional and ethical standards. Other assigned duties after formal orientation and competency performed.
No supervisory responsibilities are required.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or six months related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An individual should have knowledge of Database software; Human Resource systems; Internet software; Order processing systems and Payroll systems.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred but not required; can be obtained during orientation period.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and medical terminology.
Work Hours: Mid-shift or night shift; every other weekend; 12 hour shifts