Nurse Technician, Budd Terrace

Emory Healthcare Atlanta , GA 30329

Posted 2 months ago

Description

This is a PRN day position with a shift of 7a -3:30p.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Performs assigned patient care, activities of daily living, assessment and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or LPN.

  • Monitors and operates patient care equipment. Maintains a clean and safe environment. Required to work 24 hours per four week period and at least 1 weekend shift per month and 1 major holiday per year.

  • Communicates with patients and all members of the nursing team to relay appropriate information and provide patient care.

  • Reinforces patient and family teaching.

  • As part of a patient focused service, promotes supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction is enhanced.

  • Assists in emergency situations as directed by the RN/LPN.

  • Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by observing IV site appearance, assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performing pre-and -post-operative procedural care, and assisting with respiratory functions/procedures. Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest are provided. May operate converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometer, sphygmomanometer, and pulse oximeter.

  • Participates in shift report as required. Must be competent to perform procedures as delegated after observation by authorized teacher according to Department Policy.

  • Seeks assistance as needed. Complies with Standard Precautions guidelines and all other Infection Control procedures and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy work environment.

  • Maintains hospital and unit-specific competencies as required.

  • Participates in unit-based and system-wide Performance Improvement Program.

  • Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care.

  • Serves as a resource/model through compliance with standards of care and with Department of Nursing, Hospital and organizational policies and procedures.

  • Performs other related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions and to maintain nursing records and charts. High diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience in a long term, geriatric health care facility desired.

  • One year of direct patient care may be required on some units.

  • Certification by the State of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant or currently enrolled in an accredited Registered Nurse program and have completed two clinical semesters.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association is required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Nurse Technician, Budd Terrace

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