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Job Description:

  • 1) Cares for patients and children in private homes, hospitals, sanatoriums, industrial plants, and similar institutions: Bathes and dresses bed patients, combs hair, and otherwise attends to their comfort and personal appearance.

  • 2) Cleans room, and changes bed linen.

  • 3) Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respiration rate.

  • 4) Gives medication as directed by physician or NURSE, GENERAL DUTY , and makes notation of amount and time given.

  • 5) Gives enemas, douches, massages, and alcohol rubs.

  • 6) Applies hot and cold compresses and hot water bottles.

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

  • 8) Prepares food trays, feeds patients, and records food and liquid intake and output.

  • 9) Cooks, washes, cleans, and does other housekeeping duties in private home.

  • 10) May give injections.

  • 11) May care for infants and small children in private home.

  • 12) For practical nurses meeting state licensing requirements see NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL.




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Job Number: 6871