Under the supervision and guidance of a Registered Nurse (RN) the Nursing Care Technician is responsible to provide daily services involving basic care for patients, processing physicians' orders, answering the telephone and intercom, performing a variety of clerical duties and clinical tasks as well as other assigned unit duties. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served. Assumes the responsibility for performing venipuncture and related procedures, collection of laboratory specimens, performs Point of Care Testing. Assumes responsibility and accountability for following established policies and procedures of the hospital
Processes physician's orders and records information with accuracy, speed and proficiency.
Uses computer and software programs with proficiency.
Uses accurate medical terminology.
Calls physician for clarification of orders. (EXCEPTION: medication, parenteral fluids, code status)
Relays information to physician/physician office/other facilities, etc.
Follows Code Procedures.
Properly operates unit communication equipment.
Calls staff as directed.
Initiates and maintains records and reports.
Organizes and maintains medical record in accordance with universal chart order, thins charts and prepares discharged medical record for timely pickup.
Initiates work orders.
Post reports on charts.
Independently proceeds with daily routine without delay.
Strict adherence to Infection Control Policy with specific emphasis on hand hygiene.
Patient care responsibilities are assigned to the staff member in accordance with the degree of supervision needed
Education Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Experience Preferred: Experience working in a health care setting. One year ECF experience, CNA certification is preferred or evidence of successful completion of Reid Health recognized Nursing Assistant program or completed the fundamentals course of nursing school.
Licensure Preferred: CNA certification is preferred, Certification as a phlebotomist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or other certifications as deemed acceptable by Director of Laboratory Services is preferred within two years of hire
Day shift. 32 hours weekly. 4:30a-1:00p.
Reid Hospital & Health Care Services