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Performs various direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs EKG's, draws blood, and assists with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures in accordance with level of training and departmental procedures. Does not start or administer intravenous fluids, however, does obtain non-invasive body fluid specimens and, under supervision, administers approved medications via oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, or intramuscular routes. Aids other physicians and nursing staff members with procedures if needed. Requires a high school diploma and certification from an accredited nursing assistant program. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a registered nurse or manager.

Certified Nursing Assistant - Long-Term Care
Performs various direct patient care activities within a long-term care facility while under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Performs EKG's, draws blood, and assists with diagnostic tests and clinical procedures in accordance with level of training and facility guidelines. Obtains non-invasive body fluid specimens and, under supervision, administers approved medications via oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, or intramuscular routes. Does not start or administer intravenous fluids. Aids physicians and nursing staff members with procedures as needed. Requires a high school diploma and certification from an accredited nursing assistant program. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a registered nurse or manager.

Charge Nurse
Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit or during an assigned shift. Coordinates the activities of the unit and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff. Assesses, monitors, and educates the nursing staff on patient care. Institutes emergency procedures as necessary. Requires an associate's degree, more than 5 years of clinical experience, and certification as a registered nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor and/or manager.

Chemical Dependency Counselor
Runs individual, family, and group counseling for patients in chemical dependency programs. Acts as mediator between patients, relatives, medical staff, and outside agencies if needed. Tracks patient progress and dispension of treatment services. Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent; meets the standards for Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification Board, or other appropriate certification and 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Manages and schedules Nurse Anesthetists who plan, arrange and secure necessary anesthesia equipment. Aids Anesthesiologist in organizing courses of instruction for students, and partakes in resulting programs and demonstrations. Prepares reports and compiles data dealing with specific anesthesia, drugs and techniques, and patients' reactions to them. Requires a master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing, and professional certification, and at least 7 years of experience. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

Chiropractor
Oversees the patient's diagnoses, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions of spinal column and extremities. Corrects abnormalities caused by interference with nervous system. Must be a graduate of an accredited chiropractor program, and licensed as a chiropractor with at least 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May report to a medical director. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Clinical Ethicist
Offers guidance to patients and their families and professional staff on ethical, legal and policy issues and concerns stemming from clinical interactions between health care professionals and patients. Provides guidance to institutional ethics committee pertaining to policy formulation, educational and case review activities. Develops institutional policies concerning ethical issues such as "do-not-resuscitate" and "withdrawal of life-support" situations. Requires a master's degree or doctorate related to health ethics and at least 5 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Responsible for assessing a healthcare facility's nursing practice and its impact on patient outcomes. Provides clinical direction to nursing staff in the delivery of patient care programs. Ensures nursing staff maintains an established level of clinical competency. May require a master's degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
 
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