- Abides by the American Nurses Association (ANA) code of ethics.
- Delegates activities appropriately to ancillary nursing
Maintains strict confidentiality in accordance with the standards of the Indian Health Services and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Uses Universal Precautions for anticipated contact with bodily fluids or other infectious materials. Promotes professional working relationships with members of the health care team.
Compiles monthly reports for Medical Clinic. Inventories and secures all medications.
Documents patient information utilizing Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Assists in the maintenance of the KBIC Health System Referral log.
Responsible for the assessment, plan of care, implementation/intervention concerning the patient. Duties include:
Completing patient assessment/observation; monitoring and reporting patient's vital signs and symptoms.
Preparing patients for examinations and procedures. Operating and maintaining medical equipment.
Performing blood sugar, urine, and hematocrit testing. Collecting routine lab specimens for processing.
Maintaining patient flow throughout the Clinic. Recalling patients for follow up care.
Performing chart reviews.
Collecting and compiling medical data.
Identifying patient problems and devise a nursing care plan to meet the needs of the patient. Prioritizing nursing care based on the nursing care plan and patient acuity level.
Evaluating and documenting patient response to the plan of care.
- Coordinating non-nursing disciplines to implement an individualized plan of care.
Notifying the physician concerning patient status changes.
Teaching the patient and/or family the individual patient care needs. Preparing medication refills for patients as requested.
Redressing bandages and performing other wound care, as needed. Documenting in daily logs.
Submitting daily charge codes.
Maintaining patient advocacy assuring compliance with patient rights.
Reviewing physician orders and ensures appropriate integration with the patient plan of care. Communicating rationale for physician and nursing interventions to the patient and/or family. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.