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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 11/11/2016

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL

Company
Rush University Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-1892
AJE Ref #
575917302
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

The PAR Department is seeking an INTERVENTIONAL PLATFORM TECHNICIAN



POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:

The Interventional Platform Technician performs a variety of clinical and environmental tasks under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The Interventional Platform Technician duties are of a technical nature requiring specialized training and skills The Interventional Platform Technician demonstrates the ability to care for patients of all ages in the clinical setting. The Interventional Platform Technician exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.



POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Under the direction of the RN, participates in the implementation of individualized plans of care Assists patients in preparing for procedure as indicated by the patient s individual needs and abilities.
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Obtains patient data and documents accurately in the specific patient s medical record in real time.
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Immediately reports changes in patient condition to the appropriate RN.
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Assists with admission, discharge, and transport under the direction of the Registered Nurse, prioritizes work flow.
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Transports laboratory specimens and patient belongings as required.
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Obtains blood products, supplies and equipment, patient belongings as necessary.
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Rounds assigned areas on a regular basis according to unit protocols.
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Performs point of care testing.
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Provides assistance to staff in all types of procedures which may include assisting with equipment, assisting with difficult or combative patients and helping to provide emotional support to patients.
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Responds in a timely manner to pick-up and deliver specimen to appropriate areas within the Medical Center. Communicates to responsible RN prior to removing specimen from room. Documents movement of specimen within unit protocol.
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Assists nurse with patient positioning and transporting of patients as requested by the nursing staff.
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Assists the nurse in the emptying and disposal of fluids related to uncomplicated tubes and drains. Documents amounts in the medical record
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Demonstrates competency to insert peripheral intravenous lines (PIV) and applies dressing in compliance with hospital procedure.
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Demonstrates basic understanding of procedure to be performed ensuring proper placement of PIV line to not interfere with planned procedure.
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Provides instruction/information to patient/significant other concerning placement of IV line/care being provided.
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Performs phlebotomy as assigned.
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Demonstrates competency in the use of select unit specific monitors, pumps, and other equipment.
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Monitors arterial puncture sites on a continuous basis for any signs of unusual bleeding, reports all unexpected bleeding or changes to the site to responsible Registered Nurse.
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Performs appropriate actions as identified in Standard of Care for Arterial Puncture sites (to be developed).
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Responsible for the maintaining inventory, restocking supplies with supply Chain staff and identifying items needed for reorder.
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Maintains a safe work environment: Keeps patient rooms and unit orderly according to guidelines and unit routine



POSITION QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

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High school diploma or equivalent is required.
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Prior formal clinical training is required. This may include CMA, CNA, PCT, EMT, corpsman, paramedic, and nursing or medical student experience.
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Prior clinical experience in an acute care setting is preferred.
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Successful completion of the institutional screening examination.
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Demonstrates knowledge of age specific variables and growth and development.
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Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the telephone and patient call system(s).
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Successful completion of PCT course with subsequent demonstration of required competency
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Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.
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Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40 lbs. and supporting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
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Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.



COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

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Rush's new 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy - an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.
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Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL - www.rush.edu
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Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
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Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
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RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
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Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
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As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.



RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT WELCOMES AND ENCOURAGES ALL APPLICANTS TO APPLY REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL OR PARENTAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, PREGNANCY OR OTHER REASON PROHIBITED BY LAW.