FLOAT - NURSE TECH I

Compensation

: $73,180.00 - $97,930.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing





Summary:

Under the supervision and/or direction of a Registered Nurse, the Nurse Tech performs various duties assisting staff nurses in the treatment and care of patients in accordance with the established methods and procedures of the hospital.

Other information:

One semester of clinical experience or entering senior year of nursing school with clinical lab experience included in curriculum.

High school graduate or equivalent

Ability to perform CPR.

Responsibilities:
Patient hygiene: Consistently and independently provides direct patient care including bathing, mouth care, skin care, and ensures clean linen. Attentive to all of the patient's personal needs. Patient safety: Maintains a safe, clean environment for patients. Reports maintenance needs. Follows standard precautions and isolation protocols. Follows fall prevention policy. Follows standards for prevention of skin breakdown. Documentation: Accurately and promptly documents patient data including patient care, treatments, vital signs, and intake and output. Collection of specimens: Collects specimens following policy. Aware of specimens needed and is active in obtaining. Unit organization: Prepares patient rooms and beds for receiving patient admissions, returning surgical patients, transfers, or emergencies. Ensure patient rooms remain free of clutter. Maintains safe, clean and organized work area and equipment. Care and treatment: Assists with positioning, turning, lifting, and ambulating patients. Applies special equipment and completes treatments as directed. Accuchecks completed as directed. Nutritional care: Distributes food trays / sets up trays promptly. Assists or feeds patients as necessary. Removes trays in a timely manner and documents accurate intake. Distributes drinking water and other nourishment to patients throughout the shift. Patient rounds: Completes purposeful hourly rounds to assigned patients and anticipates patients needs. Responds promptly to call lights, patient requests, and initiates interventions. Reports: Utilizes nursing education knowledge and judgment to enhance observation skills. Promptly reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient to the nurse. Gives accurate Bedside Report as handoff to oncoming shift. Aware of changes in patient care plan and communicates this when handing off. Professional Accountability: Actively assists others and accepts additional duties or assignments. Timely completion of assigned education and annual competencies. Actively engaged in unit based councils and performance improvement. Recognizes unit needs and works to help facilitate solutions

Credentials:
Essential:
  • BLS - Basic Life Saving certification

    Competencies and skills:
Essential:
  • Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal
  • Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members
  • Able To Withstand Crisis Situations
  • Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors
  • Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records

    Education:
Essential:
  • High school graduate or equivalent

    Location: Hospital-Main Campus

    Shift :

    FTE: 0.010000

    Work Status: Casual

Associated topics: asn, bsn, cardiothoracic, hospice, infusion, maternal, mhb, neonatal, registered nurse, tcu * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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