Nurse Technician - Med/Surg Per Diem Nights

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Sep 21, 2022
Nursing Technician

Job Description

Under the supervision of a RN or direction of a LVN, works cooperatively with all team members in planning and performing basic nursing care. The Nurse Tech is accountable for all patient care he/she gives and is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers. Core Competencies Address basic human needs in a respectful and caring manner, and documents interventions in EMR Adheres to Infection prevention Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Communicates effectively with the patient, family, and medical staff during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Establishes priorities to carry out an established care plan according to patient needs Identifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital team Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Participates in professional development activities Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner Provides care within scope of practice as directed by other members of the healthcare team Re-enforces patient and family education under the direction of the RN throughout hospitalization Reinforces age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles Supports patient care within scope of a practice as directed by other members of the healthcare team Utilizes resources in an economical manner Utilizes Safe Patient Handling Department Specific Competencies Takes assignment as a patient “sitter” for at risk patients, making physical and behavioral observations and reporting changes to the RN, ensures that report is received and given at the beginning and end of each shift and anytime a change in condition occurs. Identifies patients using identity band to verify the name and date of birth Assists with moving patients following safe patient handling procedures Ensures patients privacy and dignity Follows hand hygiene policy/procedure during all patient encounters Introduces self to patient and family and provides information regarding purpose of the assignment Calls patient by preferred name and follows all standards of conduct Ensures a plan for relief to not leave patient unattended during breaks and lunch Takes vital signs and other pertinent information as required by the department and documents in medical record. Communicates all significant clinical findings to nurse. Implements the patient care plan by providing direct patient care for those patients assigned including but not limited to the following activities: gives baths, oral hygiene, skin care, backrubs, assists patients to and from bathroom, positions patients and changes position appropriately according to care plan instructions, ensures patients receive prescribed diet, assists with feedings as needed, places tray conveniently, collects specimens as instructed using appropriate technique, takes vital signs and notifies RN of any change or abnormal finding, assists/performs treatments as directed by RN/LVN including: foley care, application of binders, FSBS, sitz baths, and post mortem care, others as directed. Education Degree Program High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies Additional Information Currently enrolled in a Registered Nurse program and have completed the first semester/Quarter of basic nursing skills. Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience N/A Additional Information Ongoing enrollment in a Registered Nurse program. License / Certification Requirements BCLS or ACLS Certification