Nursing Care Technician/UKHC
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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
Nursing Care Technicians in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Chandler Hospital provide care primarily for adult patients, ranging from 17 years of age and older. Patient conditions include: isolated head trauma, intracerebral hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, anoxic brain injuries, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, and diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The Neuroscience Center is comprised of two units: Neurosurgery and Neurology/Stroke.
The Neurosurgery unit consists of: 12 ICU, 6 progressive care and 14 acute care private rooms. The Neurology/Stroke unit consists of: 12 ICU and 20 progressive care private rooms. The average length of stay for patients for both units is 4-5 days. The units also have a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical nurse expert and a Stroke program coordinator on-site to provide education, referrals and consultations for staff, patients and their family members.
This position works one on one with Registered Nurse (RN) to complete delegated tasks and provide direct patient care such as: obtain vital signs, phlebotomy, documentation, assist with ADL s (activities of daily living), order and stock supplies, respond to patient call lights, unit orientation, and patient admission, transfer and discharge. Positions may also involve moving patients from bed to wheelchair or stretcher, or stretcher to treatment/surgical tables. Handling of specimens and delivery to labs and preparation of patients for surgical procedures may also be required.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing prompt, compassionate, and patient centered care in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. This dynamic environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the teams of physicians to increase communication, follow through, and enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
The University of Kentucky recognizes the sanctity of the relationship between the health care professional and the patient. Therefore, all UK HealthCare employees commit to providing excellent service and promoting a positive image while adhering to UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations and Standards which include being: customer centered, service focused, quality driven, resource wise, and growth oriented.
In addition, the essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
Please apply for any and all positions you feel qualified.
If you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for the position.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, and have a strong work ethic. Must enjoy working in a team and also be able to take direction and communicate effectively with staff, patients and their family members. In addition, must also be confident and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of CPR and basic concept of abnormal vital sign parameters is a must. Candidate will also need strong organizational, prioritization, basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the Internet.
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid at time of hire is required.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Previous hospital experience is preferred.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.