POSITION INFORMATION: Under direct supervision, performs professional nursing duties such as physician assistance, sample collection, information gathering, patient follow-up, data collection, medication collection, collaboration, patient education, emergency response, patient reparation, instruction, counseling, and research. Works with team of physicians and genetic counselors for diagnostic evaluations for genetic disorders. Tasks require a high level of organizational skills and the exercise of discretion and ability to ask the right questions to determine proper course of action while following established standards.
Physician Assistance. Assists physician during the examination as needed. Ensures that all information is available to the physician. Under direction of physician or other medical personnel, administers medication to patients.
Information Gathering. Takes and records various readings such as heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, weight, body temperature, etc. Collects samples from patients including blood, urine, etc. Prepares samples for analysis or shipment. Collects all laboratory reports, data, and records.
Patient Education. Provides educational information to patients, family, etc.
Patient Preparation/Follow Up. Prepares patient for examination by having charts ready, etc. Make follow up patient appointments or follows up on patient appointments. Answers routine questions from patients, family, etc. Provides educational information to patients, family, etc. Counsels patients and family about death, side effects of medication, therapy, etc.
Collaboration. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to provide efficient quality patient care.
Personnel Supervision. Instructs medical personnel in the use of highly specialized research equipment, drugs, etc. Directs and evaluates the work of some personnel that may include Clinic Clerks, Medical Assistants, and other Nurses. Acts as a lead employee when work performed requires little or no direct supervision.
Research. Participates in and contributes to research activities that are related to the area of specialization in which they are involved. Participates in conferences pertaining to the research area.
As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Experience: 12 months nursing experience
State of Oklahoma Registered Nurse Certification, BLS, and CPR
Equivalent/ Substitution: Associate’s Degree in Nursing and 24 months nursing experience for a
total of 36 months experience.