Employer: UI Health
Job Title: Nursing Technician – Mother Baby Department
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3715?c=uic
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
Completes the “Core Skills Assessment” upon hire.
Sets up patients’ rooms- adult and newborn, inpatient rooms, OBED bays
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 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 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 of any abnormalities or changes
Maintains fall precautions, including bed-alarms.
Other duties as assigned
- High school graduation or equivalent.
- Possession of a CNA license from an accredited institution/school/program.
- Registered and active in the
Illinois Department of Public Health – Health Care Work Registry
- Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit specific certifications
- Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between patients, family, and health care providers
- Intermediate computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with on-the-job training
- Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history required.
One year of inpatient or health experience preferred.