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Reg Nurse-All Levels Combined

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing
Benchmark Title: Reg Nurse-All Levels Combined
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles. Registered nurses (RNs) work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress in patients, assist physicians during surgeries, treatments, and examinations, administer medications, and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation. RNs also develop and manage nursing care plans, instruct patients and the ir families in proper care, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. While State laws govern the tasks that RNs may perform, it is usually the work setting that determines their daily job duties.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing
Benchmark Title: Reg Nurse-All Levels Combined
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
DoctorsPartner EMR Medical software
 
Drug guide software Information retrieval or search software
 
Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical Manager Medical software
 
Eclipsys software Medical software
 
Electronic medical record EMR software Medical software
 
Epic software Medical software
 
IDX Systems software Data base user interface and query software
 
Kronos Workforce Timekeeper Time accounting software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Misys Healthcare Systems Misys CPR Medical software
 
Misys Healthcare Systems Misys HomeCare Medical software
 
Misys Healthcare Systems software Medical software
 
Per-Se Technologies ORSOS One-Call Calendar and scheduling software
 
QuadraMed Affinity Healthcare Information System Medical software
 
Siemens SIENET Sky Medical software
 
Angiocaths Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters or sets
 
Anti-embolism elastic stockings Vascular or compression apparel or supports
 
Apnea monitors Apnea monitors or accessories
 
Aqua K pads Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
 
Arterial blood gas testing equipment Arterial blood gas monitors or accessories
 
Arterial line catheters Arterial line catheters
 
Audiometers Audiometers or accessories
 
Autoclaves Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Automated medicine dispensing equipment Medication or pill dispensers or accessories
 
Autotransfusion systems Autotransfusion units
 
Bag-valve masks Breathing circuit bags
 
Balanced suspension traction equipment Leg traction supplies
 
Bed scales Patient bed or table scales for general use
 
Bilevel positive airway pressure BiPAP ventilators Non invasive bi level machines
 
Bilimeters Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories
 
Binocular light compound microscopes Binocular light compound microscopes
 
Bladder irrigation equipment Urological procedure trays or packs or kits
 
Blood collection needles Blood collection needles
 
Blood warming equipment Blood warming or transfusion systems
 
Bucks traction equipment Arm traction supplies
 
Canes Canes or cane accessories
 
Capillary glucose monitors Glucose monitors or meters
 
Cardiac monitor electrodes Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
 
Cardiac monitors Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
 
Centrifuges Benchtop centrifuges
 
Cervical collars Cervical collars or neck braces
 
Cervical traction equipment Head or neck traction supplies
 
Chemotherapy spill kits Spill kits
 
Colonoscopy equipment Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products
 
Colposcopes Colposcopes or vaginoscopes or accessories
 
Computerized electrocardiography EKG and hemodynamic monitoring systems Long term continuous electrocardiography EKG or holter monitoring systems
 
Continuous enteral feeding equipment Enteral feeding administration sets
 
Continuous passive motion CPM machines Continuous passive motion CPM devices or accessories
 
Continuous positive airway pressure CPAP ventilators Non invasive continuous positive air pressure machines
 
Cooling blankets Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes
 
Crutches Crutches or crutch accessories
 
Curved hemostats Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Defibrillators Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
 
Doppler pulse measurement devices Hand held vascular dopplers or accessories
 
Double lumen catheters Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use
 
Electrocardiography EKG units Electrocardiography EKG units
 
Electronic blood pressure monitors Electronic blood pressure units
 
Electrosurgical devices Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment or accessories or related products
 
Endotracheal ET tubes Endotracheal tubes
 
Enema equipment Enema kits or accessories
 
Epidural catheters Epidural trays or accessories
 
Epidural pumps Infusion pump kits or accessories
 
Evacuated blood collection tubes Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
 
Fetal monitors Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories
 
Fetal scalp electrodes Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories
 
Flash sterilizers Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Flexible sigmoidoscopes Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products
 
Gait belts Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy
 
Gastrointestinal GI endoscopes Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products
 
Glucose testing equipment Glucose monitors or meters
 
Grounding pads Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment or accessories or related products
 
Head immobilizers Emergency medical services head immobilizers
 
Heelstick blood sampling equipment Lancets
 
Hemostats Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Hemovac drains Medical incision drains
 
Heparin locks Intravenous or arterial tubing adapters or connectors or locks or caps or protectors
 
Hospital beds Patient care beds or accessories for general use
 
Hyper/hypothermia blankets Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes
 
Incentive spirometers Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies
 
Infant security sensors Patient motion sensors or alarms or accessories
 
Infant warmers Clinical incubators or infant warmers
 
Infusion control devices Intravenous infusion pump analyzers or sensors
 
Infusion pump enteral feeding tubes Enteral feeding infusion pump tubing sets
 
Insulin pumps Infusion pump kits or accessories
 
Intermittent enteral feeding equipment Enteral feeding administration sets
 
Intra-aortic balloon pumps IABP Intraaortic balloon pumps or accessories
 
Intracranial pressure monitors Intracranial pressure ICP monitoring units or accessories
 
Intramuscular needles Hypodermic needles
 
Intravenous IV equipment Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits
 
Intravenous IV tubing Intravenous or arterial tubing administration sets
 
Intubation stylets Intubation stylets
 
Isolettes Clinical incubators or infant warmers
 
Jackson-Pratt drains Medical incision drains
 
Lancets Lancets
 
Laryngoscope blades Laryngoscopes or accessories
 
Laser printers Laser printers
 
Leather restraints Restraint straps or buckles or accessories or supplies
 
Levine tubes Gastric decompression tubes
 
Limb restraints Extremity restraints
 
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure LEEP equipment Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment or accessories or related products
 
Lower extremity prosthetic devices Lower extremity prosthetic devices
 
Lukens traps Sputum collection apparatus or containers
 
Manometers Respiratory manometer kits
 
Manual blood pressure monitors Electronic blood pressure units
 
Manual resuscitation bags Manual resuscitators
 
Manually operated oxygen supply resuscitators Manual resuscitators
 
Mayo trays Lap mayo trays or mayo stands for surgical use or accessories
 
Mechanical lift devices Clinical hydraulic lifts or accessories
 
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
 
Meconium aspirators Respiratory aspirator products or accessories
 
Medical encyclopedias Electronic encyclopedias
 
Medical tuning forks Medical tuning forks
 
Nasal cannulas Medical nasal cannulae
 
Nasal suctioning equipment Suction kits
 
Nasogastric tubes Nasogastric tubes
 
Nebulizers Nebulizers or accessories
 
Non-rebreather masks Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Occlusion clamps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
One-way valve protective shields Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR protective shields or masks
 
Oral suctioning equipment Suction kits
 
Otoscopes Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
 
Overhead clinical trapezes Clinical trapeze bars
 
Oxygen administration equipment Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies
 
Oxygen flowmeters Flow sensors or regulators or components
 
Oxygen regulators Flow sensors or regulators or components
 
Oxygen tanks Medical gas cylinders or related devices
 
Oxyhoods Medical head hoods
 
Pacemakers Cardiac pacemaker generators or implantable defibrillators or accessories
 
Partial masks Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps
 
Patient lifters Patient lifts or accessories
 
Pelvic specula Vaginal exam specula
 
Pelvic traction equipment Pelvis or back traction supplies
 
Percussion hammers Reflex hammers or mallets
 
Peripheral angiocaths Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use
 
Peripheral butterflys Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use
 
Peripheral intravenous IV locks Intravenous or arterial tubing adapters or connectors or locks or caps or protectors
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Phaco apparatus Phacoemulsification or extrusion equipment or accessories for ophthalmic surgery
 
Phaco consoles Phacoemulsification or extrusion equipment or accessories for ophthalmic surgery
 
Photopheresis systems Hemodialysis dialyzer reprocessing systems
 
Phototherapy equipment Ultraviolet UV lamps
 
Pleuravacs Medical suction sets or kits
 
Pocket personal computers PC Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Pulmonary artery catheters Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters or sets
 
Pulse oximeters Pulse oximeter units
 
Rape kits Sexual assault determination kits
 
Reflex hammers Reflex hammers or mallets
 
Retractors Surgical retractors for general use
 
Russell's traction equipment Leg traction supplies
 
Scalpels Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories
 
Sequential compression devices Vascular sequential compression devices or tubing
 
Single lumen catheters Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use
 
Skin traction equipment Hand or finger traction supplies
 
Snellen eye charts Eye charts or vision cards
 
Spine boards Spine boards
 
Splints Orthopedic splint systems
 
Staple removers Medical staple or clip removers
 
Straight hemostats Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Subcutaneous hypodermic needles Hypodermic needles
 
Suction equipment Medical suction or vacuum appliances
 
Surgical clamps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Surgical drapes Surgical drapes
 
Surgical lights Operating room lighting for surgical field or accessories or related products
 
Suture needleholders Surgical needle holders for general use
 
Suture needles Suture needles
 
Suture removal kits Suture removal kits or trays or packs or sets
 
Swab dryers Heating or drying equipment or accessories
 
Syringe pumps Intravenous syringe infusion pumps
 
Syringes Medical syringes without needles
 
T-pieces with aerosol Respiratory humidifiers or vaporizers
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Telemedicine equipment Radio frequency transmitters or receivers
 
Telemetry units Electrocardiography EKG transmitter or telemetry or accessories
 
Titmus vision screeners Vision testing stereoscopes
 
Torso immobilizers Emergency medical services torso immobilizers
 
Tourniquets Tourniquets
 
Tracheal suctioning equipment Suction kits
 
Tracheostomy collars Tracheostomy accessories
 
Traction equipment Orthopedic traction hardware or weights
 
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
 
Transport cardiac monitors Transport or mobile multiparameter vital sign units or accessories
 
Triple lumen catheters Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use
 
Tuberculosis TB skin test equipment Tuberculin syringes
 
Umbilical catheters Umbilical catheters
 
Upper extremity prosthetic devices Upper extremity prosthetic devices
 
Urinalysis test strips Urinalysis test strips
 
Urinary catheters Urinary catheterization kits or accessories
 
Urine analysis equipment Urinalysis analyzers
 
Vacutainer sleeves Phlebotomy trays or accessories
 
Vacutainer tubes Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
 
Vacuum extractors Surgical suction machines or vacuum extractors or ultrasonic surgical aspirators or regulators or accessories
 
Venous Oxygen Saturation SVO2 monitors Perfusion oxygen or hematocrit saturation monitors or accessories
 
Ventilators Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines
 
Ventimasks Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Ventricular assist devices VAD Ventricular assist devices
 
Vest restraints Restraint vests and jackets
 
Walkers Walkers or rollators
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing
Benchmark Title: Reg Nurse-All Levels Combined
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Ambulatory Care Coordinator
Associate Director of Nursing (ADON)
Cardiac Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse)
Cardiac Nurse Specialist
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Central Supply Nurse
Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE)
Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Charge Nurse
Circulating Nurse
Clinical Nurse
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Supervisor
Community Health Nurse
Community Health Nurse Supervisor
Consultant Nurse
Consulting Nurse
Coronary Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse)
County Nurse
Critical Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse)
Delivery Room Supervisor
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
Director of Nursing (DON)
Discharge Planner
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Electrophysiology Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse)
Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Room Nurse
Emergency Room RN
Emergency Room Registered Nurse (ER RN)
Endoscopy RN (Endoscopy Registered Nurse)
Evening or Night Nurse Supervisor
Family Health Nurse Practitioner
Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Field Nurse
Flight Nurse
Floor Supervisor
Forensic Nurse
Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
General Duty Nurse
Genetics Nurse
Geriatric Care Manager
Geriatric Nurse
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Head Nurse
Health Care Coordinator
Health Unit Supervisor
Hospice Nurse
Hospice Registered Nurse
Industrial Nurse
Industrial Registered Nurse
Industrial Staff Nurse
Infection Control Nurse
Intensive Care Unit Nurse (ICU Nurse)
Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Lactation Consultant
Legal Nurse Consultant
Life Care Planner
Maternity Floor Supervisor
Maternity Nurse
Medical/Surgery Registered Nurse (Med/Surg RN)
Mid Wife
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse (NICU Nurse)
Neonatal Nurse
Nephrology Nurse
Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Case Manager
Nurse Clinician
Nurse Consultant
Nurse Coordinator
Nurse Educator
Nurse Manager
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Receptionist
Nurse Technician
Nurses Supervisor
OB/GYN Nurse (Obstetrics/Gynecology Nurse)
Obstetrical Nurse
Obstetrics Nurse (OB Nurse)
Obstetrics Scrub Nurse (OB Scrub Nurse)
Obstetrics-Gynecology Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Health Nurse
Occupational Health Nurse Supervisor
Occupational Nurse
Oncology Nurse
Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse)
Operating Room Nurse
Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN)
Operating Room Supervisor
Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Patient Care Coordinator
Pediatric Nurse
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Oncology Nurse
Pediatric Registered Nurse
Pediatrics RN (Pediatrics Registered Nurse)
Perianesthesia Nurse
Perinatal Nurse
Perioperative Nurse
Physical Therapy Nurse
Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse (PACU Nurse)
Post Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse (PACU Nurse)
Post Anesthesia Room Nurse
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse
Prenatal Nurse
Private Duty Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Public Health Nurse (PHN)
Public Health Staff Nurse
RN BSN (Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
RN Case Manager (Registered Nurse Case Manager)
Receptionist Nurse
Recovery Room Nurse
Registered Health Nurse
Registered Nurse (RN)
Registered Nurse Supervisor
Registered Nurse, Certified (RNC)
Registered Private Duty Nurse
Registered Public Health Nurse
Relief Charge Nurse
School Nurse
Scrub Nurse
Special Duty Nurse
Staff Nurse
Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)
Student Nurse
Subacute Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
Supervisor Nurse
Surgical First Assistant
Surgical Nurse
Surgical Nurse Practitioner
Surgical Supervisor
Telephone Triage Nurse
Transverse Abdominal Muscle Nurse (TRAM Nurse)
Trauma Nurse
Traveling Nurse
Triage Nurse
Triage Register Nurse
Visiting Nurse
Ward Nurse
Ward Supervisor
X Ray Nurse
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Nursing
Benchmark Title: Reg Nurse-All Levels Combined
 
 
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