Job Description: Private Duty Nurse
The PHC Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Staff provide the frontline services to PHC’s patient population. They deliver and document effective and efficient care. They also serve in the most fundamental role of establishing and maintaining positive working
relationships with PHC leadership, staff, patients and families. Key activities may include:
Essential Job Functions:
The PHC Private Duty Nurse divides time across clinical and administrative responsibilities. The allocation of time and effort will vary by patient and includes:
Environmental and Working Conditions
Works the majority of time in the patient’s home with occasional shifts outside the home supporting family outings and hospital or clinic visits. Noise level may be moderately high, ability to work a flexible schedule and extended hours. Ability to travel locally and some exposure to inclement weather.
Physical and Mental Effort
Prolonged sitting and some standing required. Occasional need to lift, pull, carry and push items weighing up to fifty pounds. Frequent need to stoop, kneel and reach while providing patient care. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and address employer and employee needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Requires excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Shift / Schedule
Shifts and schedules vary and are determined on an individual basis. Typical shifts are 12 hour day and/or 12 hour night shifts.
Job Description Acknowledgement
I have received, reviewed and fully understand the PDN job description. I further understand that I am responsible for carrying out the listed responsibilities and successfully executing the essential functions under the conditions as described.
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