•Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Prepares room to receive patient by setting up necessary equipment and ensuring neatness and cleanliness of room. Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer and postmortem care and forms.
•Utilizes appropriate technology to complete processes; i.e. Conversant. Communicates with patients and all members of the nursing team to relay appropriate information and provide patient care. Reinforces patient and family teaching. As part of a patient focused service, promotes supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction is enhanced.
•Assists in emergency situations as directed by the RN/LPN. Performs vital signs and intake and output and records information. Takes and records blood glucose results. Reports observations and significant and unusual information regarding patients to RN/LPN.
•Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tubes; records information and notifies Registered Nurse of findings. Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by observing IV site appearance, assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performing pre-and -post-operative procedural care, and assisting with respiratory functions/procedures.
•Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest are provided. Reports significant observations of the patient, monitor, and environment to the Registered Nurse according to defined procedures.
•Promptly and courteously responds to patient requests via the intercom system. Relays appropriate information to the appropriate staff for immediate attention. Assists in the use of bag-valve-mask device, anti-embolism stockings, pneumatic compression stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometer, emergency cart and bedside glucose monitoring machine.
•Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometer, sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, and computer. Observes and evaluates continuous EKG monitoring.
•Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse, including but not limited to: cleaning the patient's room, operating various clinical equipment, helping with emergencies, assisting with patient procedures, collecting and transporting patient specimens and completing applicable forms. •Greets visitors, answers and screens incoming telephone calls; provides information or takes messages and distributes them to appropriate employee to meet caller's needs.
•Receives and transcribes data related to physician's orders according to established guidelines.
•Maintains clerical and related unit supplies; places orders to replenish stock. •Accepts, verifies, and stores supply deliveries upon receipt. Assists in the use of bag-valve-mask device, TED stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometer, and emergency cart. •Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, some components of Quicknet monitors, automatic thermometers, sphygmomanometer, computer and pulse oximeter.
•Promptly and courteously responds to patient requests via the patient intercom system. Relays appropriate information to appropriate staff for immediate attention. Reinforces patient and family teaching. Prepares room to receive patient; sets up necessary equipment and ensures neatness and cleanliness of room. •Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer, and death procedures and forms.
•Performs vital signs and records information; reports observations and records significant and unusual information regarding patients to the Registered Nurse.
•Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tubs; records information and notifies Registered Nurse of findings. Participates in shift report.
•Makes the necessary arrangements for medical tests, supplies, equipment, treatment and special dietary needs.
•Assists Registered Nurse in providing patient care according to individual needs; observes IV site appearance, assists with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performs pre-and postoperative procedural care, and assists with respiratory functions/procedures.
•Assists in emergency situations as directed by the Registered Nurse. •Participates in the orientation of staff to the unit and precepts new, temporary, and float nursing technicians to the unit. Promotes a supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction are enhanced.
•Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care. Participates in unit-based and hospital-wide Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
•Produces recordings of electromotive variations in a patient's heart muscle using an electrocardiogram (EKG) to provide data for the diagnosis of heart ailments.
• Performs signal averaged EKG's
•Attaches Holter monitor electrodes.
• Keys information into a computer system, marks tracings to indicate positions of chest electrodes.
• Transcribes physician's comments onto the tracings.
• Files or delivers electrocardiograms of current patients.
•Explains procedures to patients and answers their questions.
•Replenishes supplies, maintains equipment, and reports any equipment malfunctions.
•Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a licensed provider, RN or LPN.
•Responsible for routine clinical duties such as taking vital signs, administering a limited profile of medications.
•Promotes a supportive and healing environment to enhance customer and staff satisfaction.
•Assists in emergency situations as directed by a licensed provider, RN or LPN.
• Responding to patient requests, reinforcing patient and family education and visitor/telephone reception.
•Maintains patients' charts and records data, ensuring proper identification, documentation, routing and confidentiality.
•Maintains a clean and healthy environment in compliance with Universal Precaution guidelines and safety standards.
•Orders, verifies and stores unit supplies. Performs related responsibilities as required.
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