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Nurse Tech ICU

Company: St. Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region's most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.

Responsibilities
Job Summary
This job is responsible for providing nursing care and support to patents under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) in a defined care team and in accordance with scope of practice permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist, with the exception of administering medication.
An incumbent assumes responsibility for own actions within the scope of clinical experience/education preparation, while being an active student in an accredited nursing program.
A school-signed copy of the incumbent's Nursing Skills Checklist is kept on file and updated regularly.
Tasks are assigned by nursing staff in clear, detailed and specific instructions. Employees work as instructed and seek guidance on matters not specifically covered in the original instructions. Work is reviewed through progress checks for accuracy, adequacy and adherence to standards, instructions and established procedures.

Essential Duties
Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort within scope of practice permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.
Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within scope of practice permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN. Obtains, labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products).
Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.
Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.
Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital's Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.
Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities. Participates in growth opportunities.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served.
Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications
Job Requirements
High School Diploma (or GED)
Current enrollment in an accredited Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science Degree program or a Registered Nurse Associate Degree program, with satisfactory completion of at least one academic term (quarter or semester) which includes a clinical component.
Must be registered by the Washington State Department of Health as a Nursing Technician.
Current American Heart Association healthcare provider BLS Certification.
A school-signed copy of the incumbent's Nursing Skills Checklist must be on file and updated regularly.

Keywords: St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Nurse Tech ICU, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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