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Job Description:

  • 1) Contracts independently to render nursing care, usually to one patient, in hospital or private home: Administers medications, treatments, dressings, and other nursing services, according to physician's instructions and condition of patient.

  • 2) Observes, evaluates, and records symptoms.

  • 3) Applies independent emergency measures to counteract adverse developments and notifies physician of patient's condition.

  • 4) Directs patient in good health habits.

  • 5) Gives information to family in treatment of patient and maintenance of healthful environment.

  • 6) Maintains equipment and supplies.

  • 7) Cooperates with community agencies furnishing assistance to patient.

  • 8) May supervise diet when employed in private home.

  • 9) May specialize in one field of nursing, such as obstetrics, psychiatry, or tuberculosis.




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Job Number: 6872