Unit Coordinator/Monitor Tech PRN Nursing Services Iuka

  • North Mississippi Health Services
  • Iuka, MS 38852, USA
  • May 03, 2021
PRN Assistant/Support Nursing Technician Technologist

Job Description

Coordination: Effectively and efficiently coordinates the activities of the nursing unit Assists with all admissions, discharges, transfers and changes within the unit utilizing the electronic patient tracking system, electronic medical record, and cardiac monitoring system. Clerical: Performs a variety of office, secretarial and other related duties both within and in support of assigned unit Manages all intake and outbound documents Handles incoming and outgoing communications Effectively and efficiently answer patients’ call lights/requests and reports requests to appropriate personnel Patient Care: Performs tasks related to routine patient care within an assigned unit under the supervision of a Registered Nurse Assists with patient’s plan of care by providing and/or assisting with activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal hygiene, grooming, mobility, and comfort Effectively and efficiently coordinates daily patient care activities on the nursing unit Assists nursing staff to better facilitate patient admissions, discharges, and transfers. Performs a variety of duties both within and in support of assigned unit as delegated by nursing staff Responds to patient’s call lights/requests and reports to appropriate personnel when necessary Assists patients in meeting nutritional needs, including but not limited to assisting with feeding, providing fluids and supplements. Inventory Control: Orders, stocks, and replenishes unit supplies and necessary equipment in a cost efficient manner Participates in identifying unit financial responsibility during budget preparation Assists with keeping unit within its budget restraints Communication: Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team member(s) Facilitates and directs communication among visitors, employees, and physicians within assigned unit Facilitates unit communication including, but not limited to, telephones, intercom system, call light system, computers, etc. and relays information as appropriate Communicates patient information, concerns, or issues to appropriate interdisciplinary team member(s) Customer Service: Greets and assists all customers, physicians, patients, visitors and employees in a friendly and efficient manner Ensures a safe and clean environment for patients and health care team Welcomes visitors to the unit by greeting them, answering questions, giving directions, and referring inquiries as appropriate to nursing staff. Answers telephone and directs calls and inquiries to the appropriate department or staff member. Polite and friendly in all interactions whether by phone or in person Reporting/Recordkeeping: Facilitates effective communication between disciplines by providing organized medical records Assures timely and accurate access to pertinent patient data Maintains unit-specific records/reports (i.e. unit log books, staffing sheets, monitor assignments etc.) as assigned Documentation: Documents care provided using worksheets and/or the electronic medical record Monitor Interpretation: Responsible for monitoring patient heart rates and rhythms. Must be able to observe and analyze irregular patterns/changes in patient heart rate/rhythm and report it to appropriate staff Must be able to monitor multiple patients simultaneously utilizing monitoring equipment Responsible for recognizing when equipment needs professional maintenance or attention from nursing staff May be responsible for cleaning and maintaining monitoring equipment (replacing batteries, cleaning leads, etc.) Regulation: Adheres to professional standards, behavioral standards, and hospital policies as set forth by the organization Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues Maintains confidentiality by protecting personal healthcare information of all patients. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent; required Certification preferred but not required. Obtains and maintains CPR certification as set forth by unit and Continuing Education. Working knowledge of computers and software programs; required Must meet and maintain education requirements upon hire and annually as determined by unit and Continuing Education Department Completes rhythm interpretation courses as required by unit and Continuing Education Department. Working knowledge of office equipment (i.e. telephones, fax machines, scanners, computers etc.); required Excellent organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills required Knowledge of medical terminology and rhythm interpretation preferred Excellent interpersonal skills required

Qualifications

Highest Education Level Required: High School Diploma or GED Required Licenses And Certificates: Heart Saver Certification Optional Licenses And Certificates: Certified Nurse Assistant (Preferred)

Employment Type

PRN