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RN, LPN, NP

Department: Medical

Reports to: Nurse Manager

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The volunteer pregnancy test nurse’s role is to work collaboratively with the client advocate to offer a team approach of care during the initial pregnancy options appointment by performing the pregnancy test as a trained medical professional.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains current knowledge of PRC medical policies and procedures.

  • Follows the medical director’s standing orders.

  • Has completed PRC pregnancy test training with renewal each year.

  • Assures compliance with infection control guidelines.

  • Completes assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Models a spiritually disciplined life.

  • Consults with nurse manager, client services director or manager, and volunteers about particular client situations according to HIPAA guidelines.

  • Participates in scheduled volunteer in-service meetings.

  • Provides health education for each client’s questions or concerns, and refers clients to appropriate medical services as needed.

  • Completes appropriate medical documentation according to PRC charting guidelines.

 

CLIENT SERVICES:

  • Meets briefly with client advocate prior to appointment to review client’s intake information and discuss a plan for responding to client’s stated concerns.

  • Follows the appropriate linear service model according to client’s intentions and uses approved nurse dialogue to explain test results.

  • Is familiar with the PRC approved resources, brochures, and referrals that the client advocate may recommend to clients.

  • Uses the pregnancy wheel to provide the estimated GA and EDD on the verification of pregnancy form.

  • Signs nursing assessment, nurse notes, verification of pregnancy statement, and discharge summary.

 

OTHER SUTIES AS ASSIGNED

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

The nurse commits to a consistent number of volunteer hours per week and is usually scheduled on the same days, and at the same time each week to ensure nurse coverage for all shifts. The volunteer is urged to notify the nurse manager as soon as possible if unable to cover the assigned volunteer time.

  • One shift per week (One year commitment unless otherwise discussed with Nurse Manager)

  • Three Volunteer In-Service Meetings per year