Allergy Nurse (RN or LPN)


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Title: Allergy Nurse (RN or LPN)

Department: Family Medical Specialties

Reports To: Clinic Manager

Supervises: None.

Status: Full-time: Non-Exempt


Position Summary:

The Allergy Nurse manages, organizes and administers nursing care for patients of all ages under the supervision of the Physician. Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as Family Medical Specialties’ and ruralMED policies is a condition of employment.


Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

• Degree or diploma from an accredited school of Practical Nursing OR
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree of Nursing


Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Current Registered Nurse license or Current LPN license from the State of Nebraska

  • Current BLS/CPR certification.


General Requirements/Job Duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:

 

  1. Adhere to the ruralMED mission, vision, and values.
  2. Assesses data regarding the patient’s physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs based upon the patient’s age and development, for patients of all ages.
  3. Record and analyze patient medical histories, symptoms and conditions. Reports and documents all observed symptoms, reactions and changes in the patient’s condition.
  4. Perform Allergy testing and mixing of allergy serums.
  5. Ordering all Allergy clinic supplies.
  6. Prepare patients for examinations and treatments.
  7. Utilizes the nursing process to direct and deliver patient care. Develops, implements, revises, and evaluates a formal plan of care with the help of other healthcare professionals.
  8. Administers medications and treatments using the “Five Rights of Medication Administration”.
  9. Complies with ruralMED Code of Conduct and complies with procedures, regulations, and rules in maintaining medical records.
  10. Provides and instructs patients and/or their families with educational information appropriate for age and learning abilities.
  11. Document and communicate actions as needed to maintain continuity among the nursing team
  12. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality at all times.
  13. Creates and maintains a comfortable and safe environment for patients, families, and visitors.
  14. Organizes and prioritizes daily assignments to provide optimal patient care.
  15. Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.


Security/Access:

• Will have access to primary work location during the hours the clinic is open.
• Will have access to confidential information abiding by the organization's privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.


Equipment Used:

• General office equipment to include: fax, copier, computer, printer, etc…
• Telephone


Patient Age Groups Served:

All.


Essential Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical ActivityNot
Applicable
Occasionally
(0-35% of day)
Frequently
(36-66% of day)
Continuous
(67-100% of day)
SittingX
StandingX
WalkingX
ClimbingX
DrivingX
Lifting (Floor to waist level)100 lbs.40 lbs.
Lifting (waist level and above) 100 lbs. 40 lbs.
Lifting (Shoulder level and above) 100 lbs. 40 lbs.
Carrying ObjectsX
Push/Pull 100 lbs. 40 lbs.
TwistingX
BendingX
Reaching forwardX
Reaching OverheadX
Squat/kneel/ crawlX
Wrist Position DeviationX
Pinching/Fine Motor activitiesX
Keyboard use/ repetitive motionX
TasteX
TalkX
SmellX
Sensory RequirementsNot ApplicableAccurate 20/40Very Accurate
Near VisionX
Far VisionX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Color DiscriminationX
Not ApplicableAccurateMinimalModerate
Depth PerceptionX
HearingX
Environment Requirements
(Occupational Exposure Risk Potential)
Not AnticipatedReasonably Anticipated
Bloodborne PathogensX
ChemicalX
Airborne Communicable DiseaseX
Extreme TemperaturesX
RadiationX
Uneven Surfaces or ElevationsX
Extreme Noise LevelsX
Dust/Particulate MatterX
Other (Listed)
Shift Requirements8 hrs/day10 hrs/day12 hrs/dayOther (varied)
Usual workday hoursX
Not ApplicableYesNo
Reliable, punctual attendance for assigned shiftsX
Available to work overtimeX
Telecommuting available?No.