PRN, flexible schedule and hours.
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Nursing Support Technician (NST) performs patient care, respiratory functions and unit functions appropriate to the position, and in compliance with hospital policies, protocols, and procedures. The NST is expected to anticipate the needs of the patient with the scope of their practice.
The NST collects reports and documents patient data, transcribes orders and keeps the RN informed of pertinent changes in patient condition. Collects reports and documents all patient data accurately in a timely fashion according to nursing policy, including: BPs, HRS, RRS, Temps, O2 Sats, daily wts, l&O'S.
Performs any ancillary testing skills including but not limited to: accu-checks, telemetry connections and restraints. Completes all assigned tasks and communicates to the RN the patient responses to care provided in an accurately and timely manner. Makes hourly patient rounds in conjunction with the nurse for fluids, toileting, hygiene, turning and keeps patient rooms and areas clean, neat and maintains items within reach.
Pays extra attention to patients in high fall risk categories. Updates information on white boards in patient rooms.
High School diploma or equivalent , BLS, Nurse Aide certificate or certification or Patient Care Tech Certification.
Previous work experience in job related position may be considered.
Jackson Hosptial & Clinic