Nurse Tech ICU
Company: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted on: May 17, 2022
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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
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
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
Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the
hospital's Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and
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
Performs related duties as required.
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
A school-signed copy of the incumbent's Nursing Skills Checklist
must be on file and updated regularly.
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