- Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
- Provide counseling to patient and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance.
- Provide genetic counseling in specified areas of clinical genetics, such as obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology and neurology.
- Provide patients with information about the inheritance of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and various forms of cancer.
- Evaluate or make recommendations for standards of care or clinical operations, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, ethics, legislation, or policies.
||Nuclear Medicine Physicians
- Interpret imaging data and confer with other medical specialists to formulate diagnoses.
- Advise other physicians of the clinical indications, limitations, assessments, or risks of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radioactive materials.
- Consult with patients following radiation treatments to provide information and assess outcomes or to recommend further consultation or treatments as appropriate.
- Provide advice on the selection of nuclear medicine supplies or equipment.
- Consult with anesthesiologists regarding recommended dosages or combinations of sedative drugs.
- Provide information about the physical and emotional processes involved in the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum periods.
- Evaluate patients' laboratory and medical records, requesting assistance from other practitioners when necessary.
- Provide postpartum patients with contraceptive and family planning information.
- Inform patients of how to prepare and supply birth sites.
- Inform patients or families of neurological diagnoses and prognoses, or benefits, risks and costs of various treatment plans.
- Counsel patients or others on the background of neurological disorders including risk factors, or genetic or environmental concerns.
- Coordinate neurological services with other health care team activities.
- Advise other physicians on the treatment of neurological problems.
||Acute Care Nurses
- Collaborate with patients to plan for future health care needs or to coordinate transitions and referrals.
- Discuss illnesses and treatments with patients and family members.
- Collaborate with members of multidisciplinary health care teams to plan, manage, or assess patient treatments.
- Participate in patients' care meetings and conferences.
- Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
- Supervise or collaborate with therapy team.
- Consult with and refer clients to additional medical or educational services.
- Consult with and advise educators or medical staff on speech or hearing topics, such as communication strategies or speech and language stimulation.
||Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
- Provide consultation to other health care providers in areas such as patient discharge, patient care, or clinical procedures.
- Make clinical recommendations to physicians, other health care providers, insurance companies, patients, or health care organizations.
- Present clients with information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
- Counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances, such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.
- Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
- Consult with, or refer patients to, appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
- Communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients, or families.
- Coordinate radiological services with other medical activities.
- Provide advice on types or quantities of radiology equipment needed to maintain facilities.
- Coordinate administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operation.
- Confer with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain.
- Manage anesthesiological services, coordinating them with other medical activities and formulating plans and procedures.
||Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans.
- Consult with psychiatrists or other professionals when unusual or complex cases are encountered.
- Participate in treatment team conferences regarding diagnosis or treatment of difficult cases.
- Inform patients and refer to appropriate practitioners when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy.
- Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.
- Evaluate, fit, or adjust prosthetic or orthotic devices or recommend modification to orthotist.
- Plan and conduct treatment programs for patients' hearing or balance problems, consulting with educators, physicians, nurses, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other health care personnel as necessary.
- Work with multidisciplinary teams to assess and rehabilitate recipients of implanted hearing devices through auditory training and counseling.
- Advise educators or other medical staff on hearing or balance topics.
||Sports Medicine Physicians
- Coordinate sports care activities with other experts including specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, or coaches.
- Advise athletes on how substances, such as herbal remedies, could affect drug testing results.
- Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
- Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
||Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
- Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members or police or fire department personnel.
- Coordinate with treatment center personnel to obtain patients' vital statistics and medical history, to determine the circumstances of the emergency, and to administer emergency treatment.
- Advise surgeon of a patient's risk status and recommend appropriate intervention to minimize risk.
- Provide consulting services to other doctors caring for patients with special or difficult problems.
- Coordinate work with clerical personnel or other technologists.
- Collaborate with other medical team members, such as physicians or nurses, to conduct angiography or special vascular procedures.
- Advise patients about recommended courses of treatment.
- Consult with or refer patients to appropriate health practitioners when necessary.
- Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
- Counsel outpatients or other patients during office visits.