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  • 1) Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and handicapped persons in such settings as hospitals, clinics, private homes, schools, sanitariums, and similar institutions: Takes and records patients' vital signs.

  • 2) Dresses wounds, gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.

  • 3) Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.

  • 4) Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.

  • 5) Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.

  • 6) Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.

  • 7) Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.

  • 8) Sterilizes equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.

  • 9) Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and feeds patients.

  • 10) Records food and fluid intake and output.

  • 11) Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking and turning.

  • 12) Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patients' calls.

  • 13) Washes and dresses bodies of deceased persons.

  • 14) Must pass state board examination and be licensed.

  • 15) May assist in delivery, care, and feeding of infants.

  • 16) May inventory and requisition supplies.

  • 17) May provide medical treatment and personal care to patients in private home settings and be designated Home Health Nurse, Licensed Practical.




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Job Number: 6869