Citizens Medical Center
Reporting to the Unit Manager, the Nurse Technician assists the licensed nurses in contributing to the delivery of quality nursing care by engaging in direct patient care and activities of daily living. The Nurse Technician is assigned to specific or groups of specific patients and unit based tasks which contribute to the nursing process; facilitates the gathering and documentation of specific data; and augments collaboration with and delivery of quality care with license health care team members.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborates with each patient’s nurse the plan of care for the given shift.(EF)
Provides ADLs, promotes mobility, and assists with nutritional needs per unit routine under the direction of the license nurse within the guidelines and policies of Citizens Medical Center.(EF)
Promotes skin care, nutrition/hydration, and decubitus prevention.(EF)
Observes patient progress and changes in patient status and reports changes to the license nurse on a timely basis.(EF)
Communicates effectively with patients, families & visitors, and co-workers.(EF)
Participates in development of self and skills to enhance patient focused care.(EF)
Uses authorized equipment within scope of practice to gather and document data on stable, established patients.(EF)
Accurately records vital signs, weights, and completion of ADLs in the medical record.(EF)
Reports significant and/or abnormal values to license nurse on a timely basis.(EF)
Actively participates in the unit’s performance improvement initiatives.(EF)
Assists in meeting basic needs for patients in restraints on a regular basis.(EF)
Performs patient care and duties with emphasis on patient rights, patient confidentiality, HIPAA compliance, adaption of care according to age and cultural or ethical considerations.(EF)
Facilitates maintenance of equipment by completing maintenance requests. (EF)
Demonstrates Service Excellence Initiatives by presenting a positive and compassionate demeanor; anticipates customer needs, and is actively involved in the role of team player.(EF)
Follows universal precautions.(EF)
Complies with Employee Health requirements for employment.(EF)
Works in a manner that promotes safety, adhering to the dress code policy.(EF)
Knows role in emergency situations and reports unsafe practices to management. (EF)
Adheres to organization-wide and other applicable policies and procedures.
Day-to-day performance complies with the hospital’s Service Excellence Behavioral Expectations.
Performs within the prescribed limits of the hospital’s Ethics, Compliance, and Confidentiality Program guidelines.
Performs within his/her professional Scope of Practice at all times.
Other Duties As Assigned:
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
High School diploma or equivalent
BLS within 90 days of hire
Experience in healthcare field
Citizens Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community hospital known for compassionate patient care, clinical expertise, and bringing advanced medical services to the South Texas region since 1956. Today, Citizens is a 317-bed acute care hospital with over 1,200 employees. Voted “Best of the Best” hospital in Victoria for 11 consecutive years, Citizens Medical Center is a level III Trauma Center, currently renovating its 24/7 Emergency Department that includes an onsite medical helicopter. Citizens has a comprehensive Community Cancer Program that includes two linear accelerators and HDR brachytherapy. Citizens is recognized for its outstanding cardiology program which includes a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Primary Stroke Center. Citizens also includes a comprehensive, accredited Bariatric Surgery program, Birth Center with labor and delivery, an imaging and surgery center, sleep study center, state-of-the-art rehabilitation and fitness center, urology center and daVinci robotics minimally invasive surgery options, a home health agency, and has a long history of providing continuing education for healthcare providers and the community.
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Citizens Medical Center is guided by its Mission – “to provide quality medical services at a reasonable cost to the citizens of the region.”