CTA - Care Team Associate - Adult Endoscopy

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Education Technologist

Job Description

Position Title:

CTA - Care Team Associate - Adult Endoscopy

Department:

Advanced Endoscopy

Job Description:

General Description:

Under general supervision of a registered nurse, performs routine tasks in patient care. This role is specifically for a nursing student to learn healthcare support skills and gain experience in a hospital setting. 

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position.  Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. 

  • Under direct supervision of the RN and in collaboration with the patient and family, systematically and continually monitors the patient’s health status and implements the plan of care.
  • Carries out physician and nursing orders as directed by the RN.  
  • Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weighs patients.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring. 
  • Monitors intravenous infusions and transfusions as directed by RN.
  • Sets up and discontinues telemetry monitor. 
  • Collects specimens as directed.
  • Applies sterile dressings, removal of sutures, staples and/or drains. Performs all sterile procedures as assigned.
  • Performs stoma irrigation and applies colostomy pouches.
  • Performs oral and tracheostomy suctioning. 
  • Administers tube feedings to patients.
  • Takes emergency actions as required.
  • Performs all treatments and procedures as defined on initial skills checklist.
  • Reports symptoms and significant changes in patient’s condition or behavior to RN. 
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer process.
  • Transports patients to and from various treatment centers when necessary; assists transporters in moving patients in and out of stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Keeps the patient’s room in clean and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linen.
  • Assists in restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed. 
  • Duties may be performed for one patient or more than one patient.
  • When assigned to one patient, provides care, observes the patient and does not leave the patient alone.

General Responsibilities:

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience: Currently enrolled in an accredited registered nursing program or between terms/semesters; OR has completed a program of registered nursing and has applied to the licensure examination. The graduate may continue to be employed in a Nurse Technician role until licensed in any state, territory, or country, provided that the first licensure examination is taken within 90 days after graduation and the examination is passed within 6 months of graduation, on either the first or the second attempt.

License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required:  Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of basic nursing techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and follow written and oral instructions; and to maintain effective working relations with others.

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