The Nurse Specialist provides intermediate level professional nursing work in providing primary, preventive and rehabilitative care to individuals in a public health clinical or community setting. Work is performed under the direction of a Nurse Services Supervisor.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The Nurse Specialist I independently assesses patient needs for nursing care or medical intervention. Work is performed in a clinical setting, in homes, schools, day care centers and business and industry. Employee assesses needs, develops basic nursing care plans and patient goals, explains physician findings and ascertains that instructions are being followed. Employees must differentiate levels of patient criticality to identify crisis situations requiring physician or agency intervention. Nurse may be assigned as a lead worker from time to time.