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Nurse Tech M/S - PRN

2021-06-09
  • Organization

  • DeTar Healthcare System DeTar Healthcare System

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  • Part Time

Job Description

Performs various direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assists patients in dressing or undressing, bathing, or eating. Collects non-invasive body fluid specimens or gathers vital signs but does not start or administer intravenous fluids. Aids physicians and nursing staff members with procedures if needed. Documents patient interactions as needed. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision.

Nurse Techs assist nurses in the care of patients by doing or assisting the patient in the routine activities of daily living. They help keep patients comfortable and tend to their basic needs. Tasks include assisting with meals as needed, answering call lights when patients signal for help, patient positioning, toileting, make beds, give baths and massages, and fill water pitchers and ice bags. They may also perform routine tests, such as taking a patient's temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, pulse oximetry and accucheck, for which they have competencies documented.

Education:

High school diploma/GED required. Must be currently enrolled in Level 2, 3, or 4 in a school of nursing.

Licenses/Certificates:

Nurse Techs have no licensure/certificate required as long as currently enrolled in Texas. Current BLS certification or obtained during the first week of orientation.

Experience: 

Experience in a healthcare setting is preferred, but orientation will be provided on the job. Orientation and training will be provided that is specific to the unit until able to function independently and demonstrates proficiency in basic skills.

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