Class Code: PG0313
AKPAY Code: P5112
Class Range: 20
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
|12/30/1997 03:57 PM by Adrienne Snow|
|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Nurse III||Class Range:|| 20|
|Class Code: ||PG0313||AKPAY Code:||P5112|
|Class Status:||Active||Use MJR Form:|| Standard|
|Class Outline Category:||B-Professional/Managerial||Group:||PG - Medical, Public Health and Related|
|EEO4:||B - Professionals||Family:||PG03 - Nursing, Professional|
|SOC:||29-1141 - Not Applicable||State/Local:||02 - Professional|
|Original Date:||12/16/1969||Census EEO:||313|
|Original Comments:||Original||Override Local AA Regions:||[this feature not enabled yet]|
No Override of Local AA Region
|Last Update Comments:||Edited note to replace outdated terms.||Last Update (mm/dd/yyyy):||04/20/2012|
|Subsequent Revision Dates/Comments:|
7/16/80 - Rewrite--Nursing Study
7/1/89 - SR change (TJH)
1/1/92 - MQs (TAH)
3/1/93 - Added Nurse III (Psychiatric) class
06/14/96 - Note added (DM)
03/01/2001 - Range change from 16; Pilot project.
07/01/2006 - Classification Outline revised. Class Code changed to PG0313; AKPAY Code P5112.
07/01/2006 - Range Change from 18 in accordance with Market Based Pay Policy. (DKiesel)
09/25/2008 - Workplace AK spec revision: Added Census Job Code and AKPAY Code fields; Replaced Category field with Class Outline Category; Updated EEO4, SOC, and Class Code fields; Removed DOT field.;
02/01/2010 - Workplace AK spec revision: Replaced 'Census Job Code' with 'State Local' field; Added 'Census EEO' field; Updated EEO4, SOC, State Local and Census EEO fields.
Under direction, Nurse III (1) supervises other professional and nonprofessional nursing staff on a unit and/or shift; (2) reviews the nursing care provided by an institution to assure objectives are met; or (3) is responsible for patient care on a 24-hour basis for specific groups of patients.
This class is distinguished from the lower level Nurse II by its responsibility for the nursing care provided to patients by other Nurses on a given shift or unit, for quality assurance on an institution wide basis, or for development of nursing care plans for a specific group of patients and ensurance that those plans are carried out properly. This class is the first level where managerial responsibilities become a significant part of the job, although regular patient contact may still be present.
Nurse III is distinguished from Nurse IV by the latter's responsibility for several wards, units or shifts; the Nurse III has more direct contact with patients than does the Nurse IV.
Examples of Duties:
Directs and may personally administer nursing care of a hospital ward or other unit, and schedules and assigns personnel to provide nursing coverage.
Interacts with patients on an individual or group basis, responding to specific needs; intervenes and takes charge of situations requiring advanced expertise; directs and assists in the control of combative patients.
Works with professional and nonprofessional nursing personnel to develop nursing care plans for patients; reviews reports to shift personnel and revises nursing care plans and duty assignments as necessary to meet changing conditions.
Makes nursing assessments regarding patient's physical, behavioral and mental condition, nursing care needs and legal status, and reports changes to the treatment team.
Determines the number and assignments of personnel to provide optimum nursing services.
Functions as the nursing member of the interdisciplinary treatment team that assesses patient and family for prescribed treatment.
Observes performance and gives on-the-job training to subordinate professional and nonprofessional nursing personnel.
Coordinates nursing services with the departments in the institution.
Reviews medical records for proper charting and updating.
Reviews admissions, discharges and nursing care provided to ensure services meet the objectives of the institution.
Administers medications, treatments, and narcotics as required.
Directs interventions in specific situations such as 'suicidal' patients or patients absent from the facility.
Coordinates patient movement within the hospital; coordinates patient and unit activities.
Directs intershift reports and meetings; functions as a participating member in hospital-wide committees.
Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing.
Considerable knowledge of the behavior and needs of patients.
Considerable knowledge of the uses and effects of narcotics and drugs including psychotropic medications.
Considerable knowledge of medical terminology and hospital equipment.
Working knowledge of staffing requirements as to type, number and training for accomplishment of program goals.
Skill in the application of nursing techniques.
Ability to supervise professional and nonprofessional support staff.
Ability to observe and evaluate reactions and changes in the physical behavioral and mental condition of patients and direct therapeutic interventions of the nursing staff with patients.
Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies.
Ability to identify and solve administrative problems.
Ability to administer treatments and medications.
Ability to maintain records and to prepare clear, concise reports.
Ability to organize the work of the unit and select work methods and procedures for maximum efficiency.
Graduation from a school of Nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing or license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska.
Two years of professional nursing experience including one year as journey level registered nurse. With the State of Alaska, the latter experience is equivalent to Nurse II.
Other combinations of training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability; however, there is no substitution for the required training.
Required Job Qualifications:
(The special note is to be used to explain any additional information an applicant might need in order to understand or answer questions about the minimum qualifications.)
Eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska is required.
Some positions are located in institutions providing care for psychiatric or developmentally disabled individuals. For these positions, one year of the required journey/lead level nursing experience must have been providing in-patient care on a continuous basis to mentally ill or intellectually or cognitively disabled individuals.
For some positions in this job class a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Minimum Qualification Questions: