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Student Nurse Tech - MedSurg Ortho - Days

Company: CHI Health
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 48
Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB
Job Summary / Purpose:?This job is responsible forproviding nursing care and support to patients under the direction of aRegistered Nurse (RN) in a defined care team and in accordance with assignedtasks and permitted by the Nursing Skills Checklist, with the exception ofadministering medication.? An incumbent assumes responsibility for theirown actions taking into consideration clinical experience/educationpreparation, while being an active student in an accredited nursingprogram.? A school-signed copy of the incumbent?s Nursing Skills Checklistis kept on file and updated regularly.? ?Tasks are assigned by nursing staffin clear, detailed and specific instructions. ?Employees work asinstructed and seek guidance on matters not specifically covered in theoriginal instructions.? Work is reviewed through progress checks foraccuracy, adequacy and adherence to standards, instructions and establishedprocedures.?Key Job Responsibilities: ?

  • Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination.? Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, and patient acuity.? Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.?
  • Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN.? Obtains, labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products).
  • Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
  • Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.
  • Maintains a neat and organized work environment.? Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.?
  • Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital?s Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.?
  • Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities.? Participates in growth opportunities.?? ??QUALIFICATIONS:??Required Education:??Current enrollment as a Junior orSenior in an accredited Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science Degree program orfinal year in a Registered Nurse, Associate Degree program. ?Required Licensure andCertifications: Must be registered as a Nurse Aidein the state of practice.Current healthcare provider BLScertification. ?Required Minimum Knowledge, Skillsand Abilities: Knowledge of basicpatient care practices (including BLS), standards and tools/equipment.? Knowledge of patientconfidentiality/safety guidelines and proper body mechanics as applied topatient movement and transport. Knowledge of basicpatient care practices (including BLS), standards and tools/equipment.? Knowledge of patientconfidentiality/safety guidelines and proper body mechanics as applied topatient movement and transport. Knowledge of themeaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.Knowledge of, orability to learn, CHI Health and/or department standards, procedures andrequirements applicable to the position.? Ability to learn andeffectively apply the confidentiality, safety, risk management and StandardPrecautions standards of the work unit. Ability to communicateeffectively with patients, family and co-workers.? Ability to use properbody mechanics, proper posture, and appropriate repetition relief and staticposture relief maneuvers.? Ability to followverbal and written instructions in an efficient, accurate and timelymanner.? Ability to useeffective customer service skills with both internal and externalcustomers.? Ability to read,understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of theposition.Ability to use officeequipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptablelevel.? Ability to establish and maintaineffective working relationships as required by the duties of the position. Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0236969
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Market: CHI Health

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