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Nursing Technician - 3 North - Casual/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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Job Description

Job Objective:

The Nurse Technician performs various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety and comfort of patient and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide patient care which includes accurate observations of the patient needs, reporting patient symptoms and needs to the Licensed Nurse.
  2. High Degree of Involvement with patients and family members.
  3. Maintains Proper Body Alignment at all times.
  4. Assists in providing general routine patient care based upon the Registered Nurse’s assessment and plan of care, adhering to accepted policies and procedures.
  5. Performs basic patient care tasks such as hygiene, making occupied and unoccupied beds, provide oral care, peri care and hair care, assist with elimination, assist with feeding and feeding patients when necessary.
  6. Assist with patient movement including range of motion, turning patients every 2 hours and positioning them in bed and assisting to the chair when applicable.
  7. Transport patients by gurney, bed or wheelchair.
  8. Removal and application of restraints.
  9. Replace telemetry batteries and patches as requested.
  10. Prevent skin breakdown.
  11. Vital signs including pain level
  12. Assist with maintaining accurate intake and output
  13. Participate in hourly rounding to assess patient needs and safety.
  14. Assist in the facilitation of a quiet environment.
  15. Procedures related to elimination including foley care, colostomy care, urostomy care and including but not limited to appliance emptying and changing.
  16. Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation as requested.
  17. Perform Electrocardiograms
  18. Ambulation with assistive devices such as crutches, walkers or gait belts.
  19. Care of tubes and drains including Jackson Pratt, hemovac and pleurovac.
  20. Use of equipment including intermittent compression devices, traction, scales and cast care.
  21. Surgical skin preparation
  22. Perform errands to facilitate work flow ie: take specimens to lab
  23. Operates technical equipment safely and appropriately.
  24. Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups.
  25. Documents accurately in the electronic medical record, restraint record, belongings list.
  26. Demonstrates knowledge of legal aspects of care, knowledge of legal documents pertinent to unit/area of care.
  27. Knowledge of the computer system in use. 

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Assist in special projects/assignments as needed 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of basic nurse technician skills 

Skills

  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Skills obtained through completion of a basic nursing aide course or the basic nursing modules in the Registered Nursing or Licensed Vocational Nursing programs at a community college 

Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clinicians, and other health team professionals
  • Ability to accept responsibility for accuracy and response times to emergent and non-emergent requests.    

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Accountability                              

Action Oriented

Customer Focused

Compassion

Effective Communication 

Teamwork

Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust 

Education and Experience:

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess and maintain a current California License as a CNA is preferred

Experience

  • Minimum one year experience in an acute care setting preferred 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Possess and maintain current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health care Providers
  • Maintain annual competences including successful completion of the annual skills requirement. 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

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A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

                           Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Job Title:                                Nurse Tech                                                            Job Code: 4060

                                           Prepared by:                                                      Date Reviewed/Revised: 5/8/12

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sitting

Frequency

Standing

Frequency

Walking

Frequency

Sits

 E            

Stands

4

E

Walks

4

Sits

Stands

Walks

Lifting/Carrying

Frequency

Pushing/Pulling

Frequency

Climbing

Frequency

E

Lifts/Carries < 10 lbs

4

E

P/P < 20 lbs

4

Climbs

E

Lifts/Carries 10-25 lbs

4

E

P/P 21-35 lbs

4

Climbs

E

Lifts/Carries 25-50 lbs

2

E

P/P 36-50 lbs

2

E

Lifts/Carries > 50 lbs

1

E

P/P > 50 lbs

1

Bending/Twisting

Frequency

Squatting/Kneel-

ing/Crawling

Repetition

Reaching Above Shoulder

Repetition

E

Bends/Twists

1

E

Squat/Kneel

1

E

Reach

D

Bends/Twists

Squat/Kneel

Reach

Reaching At/Below Shoulder

Repetition

Hand/Wrist Repetition

Frequency

Manual Dexterity/

Strength

Frequency

E

Reach

D

E

Keyboard

1

E

Gross motor

4

Reach

Repetition

Fine motor

Grip/Grasp

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Visual Acuity

Speaking

Hearing Perception

E

Close Vision

E

Requires minimal

E

Ability to recognize information at normal spoken word levels

E

Distance Vision

E

Requires expanded

E

Color Perception

E

Ability to recognize detailed communications and/or fine distinctions in sound

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Temperature

Elevations

Confined/

Cramped Spaces

Frequency

Work environment < 60ºF

E

Works at ground level

Exposed

E

Work environment 60 - 80°F

Works 5 - 10 feet above ground

Exposed

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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