Performs accurate initial history and physical examinations. Observes and records progress of the patients in the clinic records. Orders appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG’s, and other comparable procedures. Reviews all clinic laboratory reports ordered. Dictates or writes required notes and summaries on all patients and procedures for which he/she is responsible. Performs and/or assists routine screening techniques such as a) drawing blood specimens for testing and performing EKG’s when personnel customarily performing such are not available. Instructs and counsels patients regarding matters to their physical and mental health, social habits, family planning, normal growth and development, and aids patients in understanding long term management of medical problem (s).
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