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Duties & Responsibilities of Student

Purpose of the Position: Essential Functions of the Position (in the clinical area): Hours per week spent in the function: 8-44. Requirements include all days of the week (excluding holidays and Sundays) and a variety ofshifts, if deemed essential.

1. Provides client care which encompasses, but is not limited to, thefollowing:

a. Head to toe assessments: include listening to heart, lung and bowel sounds with a stethoscope, checking incisions and making other relevant observations.
b. Providing comprehensive care after preparing the individualized nursing care plan for the selected patients under the mentorship of teachers and the assigned staff from the clinical area.
c. Receives and gives verbal reports on each client at the start/end of each clinical experience and does appropriate recording keeping the legal principles in mind.
d. Prepares clients for transport to other hospital departments; prepares clientsfor discharge.
e. Prepares and administers medications prescribed by physicians/advanced practice providers.
f. Documents in the medical record, i.e., either handwritten or via data entered into an electronic medicalrecord.
g. Participates in activities of dailyliving of the clients to make them independent.
h. Provides client education and discharge planning for clients andfamilies.
i. Provides emotional support to clients andfamilies.
j. Collaborates with physicians and other health careproviders.
k. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of clients served in the assigned clinical area; applies principles of growth and development over the life span when providing care. Assesses and interprets age- related client data and identifies age specific nursing care requirements for assigned clients.
l. Recognizes and responds appropriately to audible and visualalarms.
m. Delivers culturally competent nursing care respectful of client’s individualbeliefs.

2. Administers CPR according to American Heart Association or American Red Cross Standards (Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider) to clientsincardiopulmonary arrest, on an emergency basis. Must be available for this function, which takes precedence over all others. Unrestricted movement of both upper and lower extremities, neck, shoulders, back and hips required to perform this function.
3. Participates in emergencies and NABH accreditation work as and when essential depending upon the competencies developed.
4. Maintains the theory and clinical attendance as prescribed by INC and assesses LMS for academics.
5. Participates in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities as planned and communicated by the college.
6. Accesses the student hand-book displayed on LMS and abides by all the commitments
7. Participates in Maintaining ragging free campus.
8. Communicate effectively with clients, families, health care team members, peer, and faculty.
9. Interact appropriately and communicate effectively with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
10. Communicate and organize thoughts in order to prepare written documents.
11. Prepare written documents that are correct in style, grammar, and mechanics.
12. Stand and walk for six to eight hours/day.
13. Walk for prolonged periods from one area to another over an eight hour period.
14. Bend, squat, and kneel.
15. Assist lifting or moving clients of all age groups and weights.
16. Perform CPR, i.e., move above client to compress chest and manually ventilate client.
17. Work with arms fully extended overhead.
18. Use hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and other fine manipulation.
19. Demonstrate eye/hand coordination for manipulation of equipment, i.e., syringes, procedures, etc.
20. Possess tactile ability to differentiate changes in sensation.
21. Possess tactile ability sufficient for physical examination of a patient.
22. Possess auditory acuity to note slight changes in the client’s condition, i.e., lung sounds, bowel sounds, etc.
23. Possess auditory acuity to hear client’s calls for assistance without facing the client.
24. Possess auditory acuity to interpret various equipment signals and use the telephone.
25. Possess visual acuity to read and distinguish colors, to read handwritten orders, and other handwritten/printed data.
26. Possess visual acuity to clearly view electronic monitors and scales in order to correctly interpret data.
27. Possess olfactory ability sufficient to detect differences in odor.
28. Possess good short term and long term memory.
29. Respond with precise, quick actions in emergency situations.

Physical Activities Required to Complete Essential Functions of the Position:

1. Standing/Walking: Standing and walking are required for the majority of time spent in the clinical area (4-12 hours). Standing in one position is required while performing certain aspects of client care. Walking occurs on vinyl, tile, linoleum or carpeted floors. Ability to operate foot controls is required when using hospitalequipment.
2. Sitting: Sits occasionally while entering data into the electronic medical record. May also sit in the classroom from 2-44hours.
3. Lifting: Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds; frequently lifts up to 20 pounds. Required to assist in lifting, transferring, ambulating and repositioningclients.
4. Carrying: Occasionally carries up to 50 pounds; frequently carries up to 20pounds.
5. Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally pushes and pulls up to 50 pounds; frequently pushesand pulls up to 20 pounds. Full manual dexterity of both upper extremities required to perform thesefunctions.
6. Climbing: Occasionally climbing is required; may be required to climb a step stool oruse inclined ramps for transportingclients.
7. Bending/Bending at Waist: Occasionally bending and bending at waist required. Must be able to bend to touch the floor to remove environmentalhazards.
8. Squatting/Kneeling/Crouching: Occasionally required when performing aspects ofclient care.
9. Twisting at Waist: Frequently required when performing aspects of clientcare.
10. Crawling:occasional.
11. Reaching: Occasionally reaching above the shoulder and head; frequently reaching at or below the shoulderlevel.
12. Fine manipulation: Frequently required for grasping and manipulation including preparation and administration of medication using syringes and intravenous therapy equipment and other equipment’s in the ICU. Must have fine motor skills of all fingers to grasp and control objects and perform preciseprocedures.
13. Handling: Use of both hands required for multiple aspects of client care. The function of proper hand washing is considered to be a constant requirement of theposition.