DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Under direct supervision
of a registered nurse, incumbents in this class participate in a
clinical practicum designed to provide students, enrolled in a
nursing program toward a license as a Registered Nurse, with
experience in performing patient care duties and other related
functions. This involves a temporary appointment only for the
duration of the training period.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Receives training under the supervision of a registered nurse in
Delivers patient care to assigned patients;
Carries out other assigned nursing duties;
Observes and reports to the nurse, changes in patient's
Records the results of routine patient monitoring on appropriate
Communicates patient care outcomes to the nurse;
Assists the Registered Nurse in identifying and addressing the
educational needs of patients and families;
Participates in patient centered conferences;
Assists in maintaining a safe and orderly environment;
Utilizes appropriate channels of communication;
Advocates Patient Bill of Rights;
Participates in unit and departmental meetings;
Participates in in-service programs;
May use computer applications or other automated systems such as
spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database
software in performing work assignments;
Accesses protected health information (PHI) in accordance with
departmental assignments and guidelines defining levels of access
(i.e. incidental vs. extensive).
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Possession of a high
school or equivalency diploma, and must be currently enrolled in an
approved professional nursing program* which must have included
successful completion of the Fundamentals of Nursing course.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR) or BLS certification
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