UnityPoint Health Student Nurse Technician-Medical in Waterloo, Iowa
UnityPoint - Allen Hospital
Part-Time: 0700-1930; holiday/every other weekend rotation
Our Student Nurse Techs play a vital role in caring for patients and supporting our nursing team. As an SNT, you would perform the job of a Patient Care Tech (PCT) while also being allowed supervised opportunities to use some of the skills you’re learning in your clinical and coursework. You could join the nursing team on any of these units!
3 Medical is a 25-bed inpatient unit. Staff here see a variety of general medical patients. There’s a focus on respiratory illnesses, renal failure, altered mental status, or GI issues. On 3 Med, you will experience a wide variety of patients with high acuity. The teamwork on 3 Medical is stellar and you’ll feel why after just a few shifts here!
Responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Reports and records observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department. Identifies patients' needs and implements nursing care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN applying the skills learned in their initial nursing coursework.
Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.
Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.
Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT Scope of Practice. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner.
Telesitter (applies to Student Nurse Technicians who have requested to learn this skill and Resource Student Nurse Technicians): Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter software. Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.
Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority. Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.
Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
Identifies the needs of patients by delivering high quality care, demonstrating the following clinical skills under the supervision of a RN. This includes: simple wound care, nasal gastric tube insertion, urinary indwelling and/or straight catheterization, trach care/suctioning and sterile glove technique.
Enrolled in a formal nursing program.
Completion of introductory clinical nursing course with clinical component.
Six months of nursing assistant experience preferred.
Ability to identify patients' needs and implement nursing care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN/Clinical Instructor.
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at one time and remaining alert at all times while on duty.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset.
Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes.
Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff.
Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.
Requisition ID: 2021-100059
Street: 1825 Logan Ave
Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Name: Medical - 3 Medical- Logan
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.15
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 7a-7:30p
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org