Jackson Hospital is a community not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery and the Alabama River Region. Our comprehensive healthcare services include cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics, and women's and children's care, along with 24-hour emergency services.
It ranks among the largest hospitals in Alabama and is widely recognized for providing excellence in care. To learn more about Jackson Hospital & Clinic, please visit us at https://www.jackson.org.
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 within 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. The NST also participates in orientation of new personnel as appropriate.
Job Specific Responsibilities:
Collects, reports and documents all patient data accurately in a timely fashion, according to nursing policy; Vital signs, O2 saturations, weights, intakes & output (I&O)
Performs any ancillary testing skills including but not limited to: blood draws, POC testing (blood glucose checks), attaching 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.
Assists with unit orientation and continuing education of students and employees as appropriate.
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.
Demonstrates responsibility for own competency (see age specific attachment), mandatories by maintaining all personal data up-to-date. Meets educational requirements for new equipment, materials, procedures and technology. Prepares for the performance evaluation conference by submitting completed skills list and education attendance documents one month prior to due date.
Understands and follows health standards related to risk management, safety and infection control. Occasionally enters areas where medications are stored (I.E. IV Fluids).
Adheres to and consistently supports professional standards and health care regulations that provide for and promote safety, quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Demonstrates responsibility for maintaining knowledge base of current unit and hospital communication through a variety of modalities including but limited to communication books, posted notices, meeting minutes, Jackson Hospital intranet and Jackson Hospital email.
All other appropriate responsibilities as assigned by unit directors or their representatives.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: 1 year of work experience in job related position or Nurse Aide certification.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Nurse Aide certification or 1 year of related experience. BLS required.
Equipment/Tools/Work Aids: Medical equipment used in the delivery of patient care plus telephone, fax, copier, personal computer and related software.
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