A registered professional nurse is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems through such services as case finding, health teaching, and health counseling; nurses provide interventions supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and execute medical regimens prescribed by a physician, dentist or other licensed health care provider.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
GENERAL TASKS (OVERVIEW)
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State; prefer at least one year post RN licensure clinical nursing experience working with individuals with mental disabilities.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of professional nursing concepts, principles and practices.
Knowledge of concepts and principles from the biological sciences that are supportive of nursing practice.
Knowledge of concepts and principles of health promotion and disease prevention.
Knowledge of abnormal signs and symptoms relating to physical and mental illness, as well as indicators of wellness.
Knowledge of medications and drugs, common dosages, their psychological, physical and physiological effects and possible adverse reactions.
Knowledge of emergency treatments and interventions.
Knowledge of teaching and consulting techniques.
Knowledge of the Agency's routines, procedures and policies.
Knowledge of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic needs of clients relating to cultural competence.
Ability to recognize changes in signs and symptoms that warrant the immediate action of a physician.
Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and modify a plan of nursing intervention to meet the needs of individual clients.
Ability to secure the cooperation of and work effectively with others. Ability to prepare accurate and timely reports.