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ACUTE CARE TECH

Company: Forrest Health
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Job Description:

The Acute Care Technician performs under the direct supervision of the RN and is delegated tasks by the RNor Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) to achieve quality patient care. He/she is involved in the implementation phase of the nursing process and is organizationally accountable to the Patient Care Manager. He/she is responsible for assisting patients with all activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, assisting with toileting, turning and repositioning patients, and clinical duties such as taking and documenting vital signs, point of care glucose testing, reporting abnormal values to the RN, and performing venipuncture. Other duties will be delegated by the RN, PCC, and/or PCM.Performace Expectations: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide technical care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to collect and document data and relays appropriate data to nurse.Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and provides care.Demonstrates skills to maintain a safe and clean work environment.Embraces and practices We CARE philosophy in all aspects of patient, visitor, co-worker, employee and non-employee care.Must be able to operate the following equipment/machines: Suction machine, glucose monitor, manual and automatic blood pressure machine, patient bed; call light, telephone, computer, printer, scanner, fax, etc.Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports and verbal communication. Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care team members.Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoing competencies, equipment and certifications required in specific nursing area, and maintaining Basic Life Support (BLS) certification every two years.Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each unit's population by rendering professional nursing care including venipuncture, obtaining vital signs and blood glucose, restraint and 1:1 suicide precautions, bathing, dressing, ambulating and feeding patients.Demonstrates technical aptitude for working, troubleshooting, and assisting the nurse with multiple pieces of equipment used for patient care including but not limited to telemetry monitoring devices, vital sign monitoring devices, blood glucose monitor, specialty beds, and sequential compression devices.Demonstrates the aptitude for safely positioning and assisting patients using a variety of devices such as but not limited to abduction pillows, splints, slings, braces, neck collars, walkers, crutches, immobilizers and specialty beds.Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner Adheres to and promotes the established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection, control and compliance standards.Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures, and standards of care in performing nursing duties. . Consistently attends to patients when their condition worsens, by appropriately and immediately alerting the RN, Patient Care Coordinator, and other members of the healthcare team, as indicated.Demonstrates financial responsibility by using supplies in a cost efficient manner and keeping incremental overtime to a minimum.Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when handling ALL Hazardous drugs and contaminated body fluids and materials (PPE includes but is not limited to: nitrile gloves, disposable hazardous drug safe gowns, face shields, fitted tested NIOSH certified N95 respirator mask).Must be able to wear PPE for additional 48 hours when handling body fluids or contaminated equipment.Qualifications:Education/Skills: High School Diploma/GED and completion of an approved Nurse Aide training course required. Successful completion of Acute Care Technician course at FGH during clinical orientation required. Will meet requirements of Primary Stroke Center. Will have 2 hours of stroke education during orientation and 1 hour of stroke education annually.Work Experience: Prior experience working as a Nurse Aide preferred.Certification/Licensure: Required to acquire BLS certification during clinical orientation.Mental Demands: Ability to perform as a team member, cooperate with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, set priorities and function under stress.

Keywords: Forrest Health, Hattiesburg , ACUTE CARE TECH, Other , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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