Employer: UI Health
Job Title: Nurse Technician – 7W SICU/OGT
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/965?c=uic
Position Summary 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 • False • Clinical Completes the “Core Skills Assessment” upon hire. Sets up patients’ rooms for transfers or admissions. Removes equipment/supplies upon discharge. Sets up and complies with isolation precautions. Complies with UI Health infection control guidelines. Introduces self to the patient and family, provides patients with admission/information pack, and provides assistance as needed. Orients patient and family to room including explaining visiting hours, bed functions, and use of television, telephone, and call light. Assists with patient transfer or discharge as assigned, ensuring that all patient belongings go with the patient. Provides post-mortem care Responds to patient call lights Measures and records vital signs, notifies RN or LPN of any abnormalities/changes. Measures and records weight and height. Monitors and reinforces use of incentive spirometer, deep breathing and coughing. Inspects patient’s skin and notifies RN or LPN of any abnormalities or changes. Maintains fall precautions, including bed-alarms. Prepares patients for diagnostic and therapeutic tests as directed by the RN or LPN. Applies simple dressings as directed by the RN or LPN. Maintains oxygen therapy as directed. Safely operates patient care equipment such as SCDs, pulse oximeters, specialty beds, weighing devices, and cardiac chairs. Empties drains and documents amount and color of drainage in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Performs range of motion, assists with patient mobilization (chair, transfers, turning and ROM). Collects and labels in front of patient various specimens including sputum, urine and stool. Performs Point of Care testing as assigned. Provides care for incontinent patients promoting skin integrity and utilizing appropriate products. Assists patients with meeting hydration and nutritional needs. Records intake and output amounts, performs calorie counts and provides meal supplements. Positions patient for oral intake to prevent aspiration. Monitors and reinforces fluid restrictions. Performs a.m. or p.m. care, including back rubs, oral hygiene, making occupied and unoccupied beds. Prepares patient for OR, assists with bed baths, and assists patient with other activities of daily living. Upon validation of competency, may perform phlebotomy. Receives assignment from RN and consults and contributes to the patient’s plan of care. Documents patient information in EHR (vital signs, nursing care provided, intake and output). Reinforces patient teaching provided by nurse. Acts as a patient / family advocate by providing comfort, assistance and information. Provides feedback to RN or LPN on patient care and condition as directed. Performs duties of Patient Care Companion when needed. Demonstrates a commitment to UI Health values through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a clean, safe and therapeutic environment. Other duties as assigned. Professional/Leadership Advocates for patients, families, and their significant others and the community.
- 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