The Nurse Technician assists in the provision of individualized nursing care based on the developmental levels of the patient under the direction of a registered nurse and in accordance with the standards of nursing care and practice as defined by the medical center and the Kansas Nurse Practice Act. The Nurse Technician utilizes a patient/family-centered approach in delivering care to assigned patients and works to continually improve services and processes.
Demonstrates the ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of population served, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, while providing care/service with respect to cultural differences and spiritual needs.
Facilitates and assists the registered nurse (RN) in the delivery of patient care reporting any changes in the patient's condition to the RN
Observes, monitors, documents, and reports changes in patient vital signs
Sets up patient room/bedside for admission
Attaches the patient to appropriate monitoring devices- Pulse Oximetry, cardiac monitor
Answers phones, inputs orders, and performs clerical functions, as needed
Assists and performs patient's daily care such as bathing, oral care, ambulation, bed making, nutritional needs, etc
Communicates in a therapeutically and developmentally appropriate manner with patients and families
Restocks unit supplies to maintain efficiency in the delivery of care
Has knowledge of and performs skills as outlined by the Nurse Tech I and II competencies
Recognizes when and how to escalate patient concerns up the chain of command
Required Registration, Licensure or Certification
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
Required Education or Experience
Technician I: Currently enrolled in an approved school of nursing; succcessful completion of at least one full semester of clinical nursing that includes nursing fundamentals
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