Student Nurse Technician

Unitypoint Health Waterloo , IA 50702

Posted 6 days ago

Overview

Responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Reports and records observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department. Identifies patients' needs and implements nursing care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN applying the skills learned in their initial nursing coursework.

Responsibilities

Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.

Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT Scope of Practice. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient's care.Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner. Telesitter (applies to Student Nurse Technicians who have requested to learn this skill and Resource Student Nurse Technicians): Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter software.

Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority.

Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.Identifies the needs of patients by delivering high quality care, demonstrating the following clinical skills under the supervision of a RN. This includes: simple wound care, nasal gastric tube insertion, urinary indwelling and/or straight catheterization, trach care/suctioning and sterile glove technique.

Qualifications

Enrolled in a formal nursing program. Completion of introductory clinical nursing course with clinical component.Satisfactory performance as a nursing student in clinical area based on references from a formal nursing program.Six months of nursing assistant experience preferred.Ability to identify patients' needs and implement nursing care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN/Clinical Instructor.Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.Multicultural sensitivity.Microsoft Office basic computer skills.Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions. Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at one time and remaining alert at all times while on duty. Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset.

Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes. Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff. Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.



icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Registered Nurse Residency Home Care

Unitypoint Health

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-02-11T00:00 Overview UnityPoint at Home - Registered Nurse Residency This program is meant for RN new grads looking to start their career with UnityPoint at Home. Work side by side with a RN Case Manager in the field and extend the training and education you already have with simulations and real life experiences. This Residency Program is a one year commitment and is a full-time position which includes full-time pay and benefits. The program is meant to prepare new RNs for the RN Case Manager role once they have completed the program. UnityPoint at Home is seeking RN students graduating in Fall/Winter 2019 or earlier to join our team! Apply now and send your resume to our Recruiter, Alicia at alicia.imbouathong@unitypoint.org! Program Highlights A 12-month program to smooth transition into practice. A series of thoughtfully developed classes that will enhance skills in critical thinking, assessment, leadership and clinical decision making. Participation in this program is a part of the regular work assignment. Classroom instruction specific to the clinical area using a focused case study approach to learning. Clinical Experience under the guidance of an experience Preceptor. Ongoing continuing education and professional development opportunities. Dedicated nurse educators are available both during and following the program. Nurse Resident Required Program Participation during the 12 month program: * SIM Labs * Monthly educational seminars * Meeting touchpoints as scheduled * Completion of Residency Project * Completion of Residency Portfolio Responsibilities * Delivers quality care consistent with Home Health Conditions of Participation, qualifying home care criteria, payor coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care. * Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation. * Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently. * Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area. * Provides patient, family, and/or caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and safety issues. * Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records and time and travel entries.Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum. * Communicates clinical status and plans clearly, succinctly and accurately to interdisciplinary home care team, schedulers, team leaders, and physicians. * Serves as a patient advocate, educator and as central source of communication for the patient and their support systems, and referral sources. * Conferences with clinical management, physician and interdisciplinary team in order to provide high quality, cost effective care. * Develops/updates a plan of care appropriate to patient acuity/complexity and specific to the individual needs of the patient. * Care is outcome-oriented, reflects measurable progress and goals toward discharge. * Facilitates advance care planning discussions to ensure appropriate care coordination and high-quality care based on patient's long-term goals of care. * Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation. * Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events. * Demonstrates competency in comprehensive assessment/OASIS competency without oversight. * Maintains OASIS accuracy and integrity by reviewing all audits and reviews and making changes as necessary in a timely manner. * Responsible for accurate documentation (ie: care plan within required timelines, care and utilization of resources to achieve quality outcomes, conferences, discharges, billing, coding.) * Documentation reflects understanding and application of qualifying criteria for home care. * Reviews multidisciplinary care provision, conducts own clinical review and participates in peer audit, as applicable. * Performs "on-call" duties and weekend/after hour visits on a rotational basis as assigned, after orientation period is completed. Qualifications * Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses. * CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification. * Strong interpersonal skills. * Ability to work as a collaborative team member. * Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures. * Strong computer skills. * Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements. Unitypoint Health Waterloo IA

Student Nurse Technician

Unitypoint Health