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Tech - Nurse, Float Pool

Company: Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
Location: Enid
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities After evaluation of competency, the Nurse Tech is allowed to perform all duties of a nursing assistant as well as other technical skills which have been learned in a nursing education program and for which competency has been previously demonstrated under the supervision of a faculty member. Exceptions include but are not limited to the following: The Nurse Technician may not administer medication, perform assessments, act in a supervisory position, take verbal orders from the physician or other health care provider, or develop the plan of care. A Registered Nurse is directly responsible at all times for the Nurse Technician, who is functioning as an unlicensed person with a defined job description. The RN must be physically present in the institution, not, however, providing direct supervision for every activity. Upon graduation of the Nursing Program, must take the first licensure examination within 90 days after graduation, if graduate does not pass, must take. Demonstrates competence in assembling and operating equipment for patient care under the supervision of an RN. Keeps appropriate people aware of pertinent changes or problems in patient condition. Participates in planned education for the patient per Patient/Family Education policy with consideration of developmental differences. Reports variances according to risk management processes of UHS. Maintains confidentiality of patient's records and employee information protecting the rights of the customers served. Obtains and documents vital signs as instructed per nurse. Assists with bathing, skin care, dressing, feeding, bed changes, ambulating and transporting of patients. Supports the organizational initiative of hourly rounding and documenting rounding with a purpose. Maintains and records intake and output with a high degree of accuracy. Supports the organizational initiative of timely response to call lights. Addresses needs and reports to the care giver as appropriate. Demonstrates knowledge in maintaining and recording accurate continuous bladder irrigations. Applies and maintains such treatments as Abduction pillows, braces, ice packs, K-Pads, immobilizers, and SCD. Demonstrates knowledge in maintaining proper body alignment as appropriate for the orthopedic and neurological patient. Demonstrates knowledge of activity precautions for specific orthopedic and neurologic patients. Assists patients with clock void per instructions of nurse. This will be evidenced by documentation and verbal report to nurse. Assist patients with swallowing difficulties by following guidelines set by speech therapists i.e., chin tuck, thick-it, etc. Responsible for proper collection, labeling and transport of specimens adhering to infection control and BSI guidelines. Maintains a clean and organized work area helping to project a good impression and maximizing the efficiency of the work unit. Obtains and documents blood glucose accurately. Performs other duties as required and assigned. Qualifications Requires current enrollment in and successful completion of the first semester of an accredited Nursing Program. To remain at the status of a Nurse Tech, the employee must continue to be actively enrolled until graduation and successfully pass and complete each semester including clinical and theory classes. Must take and pass NCLEX within 90 days of graduation. BLS required. Must demonstrate each task before performing independently. Basic computer skills required. EEO Statement All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. Notice At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Hospital Services, Inc., Enid , Tech - Nurse, Float Pool, Healthcare , Enid, Oklahoma

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