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Nurse Tech ICU

Company: CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Overview: CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

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.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Nurse Tech ICU, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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