Employer: UI Health
Position: Nursing Technician (CNA) – 5 E Surgical
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/67?c=uic
About the University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse II (LPN), the Nursing Technician delivers patient care utilizing the Relationship-Based Care model as a framework. The Nurse Technician provides care and takes initiative to improve patient outcomes by supporting Shared Leadership, Evidence Based Practice, Relationship Based Care and standards of nursing excellence in clinical practice. Through therapeutic relationships with patients, families, self and colleagues, the Nurse Technician functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides patient care and fulfills unit and organizational goals.
Duties & Responsibilities
Administer, or assist with, basic personal hygiene to provide comfort and cleanliness, such as bathing, toileting, and feeding of patients.
Carry out, or assist with, specific therapeutic procedures in a given clinical division which may include administering colostomy care, observing IV flow rates, applying heat and cold to adult patients, observing chest tube connections for security of fit, administering cast and brace care, and dispensing eye care to comatose patient.
Carry out, or assist with, specific diagnostic procedures in a given clinical division which may include taking temperature and blood pressure; collecting urine and stool specimens for laboratory; assisting physicians with physical examinations observing neurological signs; and checking circulation of fingers
and toes of casted limbs.
Administer to the physical needs of patients by providing appropriate support, giving back rubs, feeding patients, positioning patients, and adjusting side rail and restraints.
Maintain suitable environment for patient by changing linens, tidying the premises, caring for equipment, all according to specific directions, and by following exact nursing orders for ventilation, heat and light.
Chart and report nursing care activities and observations.
Assist in the care of acutely ill patients by performing specially designated, technical aspects of patient's total nursing care.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
- High School Graduate or Equivalent.
- Possession of a CNA license from an accredited institution/school/program, Illinois Department of Public Health - Healthcare Work Registry
- Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit-specific certifications
- Basic computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the EHR with on-the-job training
Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history required.
One to Two years previous Medical Surgical hospital experience preferred