Critical Care Technician
Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Renown Health
Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, (as defined by the Nevada State Board of Nursing: "Supervision" means direction by a qualified nurse for the accomplishment of nursing task or activity, including initial direction and periodic inspection of the actual accomplishment of the task or activity), provides or assists in activities of daily living, as well as emotional support to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Nature and Scope
The incumbent must be knowledgeable of the uses of equipment specific to the area of employment. This position is responsible to annually demonstrate proficiency in body mechanics, fire safety, infection control, patient safety, BLS, and hazardous materials.
Decisions referred to the supervisor or RN in charge include: Information to and orders from the physician, administration of medications and IV's, formulation of the patient care plan, the performance of nursing procedures and resolution of any unusual circumstances not included in current policies and procedures or standards of care.
Challenges of the position include: prioritizing the responsibilities of equipment/supply maintenance and organization, patient care, unit safety and general upkeep. This position organizes and prioritizes the following daily work assignments:
1. Provide comfort measures, toileting, personal hygiene, mobility and safety interventions for patients, which promotes the return to wellness.
2. Take and record vital signs, change simple un-sterile dressings, assist in set up for procedures, collect ordered specimens, and assist with admits and transfers. Reports any unusual findings to professional nursing staff.
3. Serve meals, feed patients as necessary and record intake and output.
4. Maintain a clean, safe, orderly environment for patients and staff including proper storage of unused equipment and emptying of linen hampers, and properly handling and stocking of non-controlled medications.
5. Maintain adequate supplies and functional equipment to ensure optimal and cost effective patient care, including expiration dates on sterilized equipment.
6. Monitor basic EKG rhythms reporting changes and abnormalities to the RN.
7. Perform relief unit clerk/monitor tech (USR) duties as needed.
8. When certified to do so, may perform twelve-lead EKGs.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population and meet the standards of quality as measure by the department age specific competency standards. This position also provides personal hygiene, mobility, safety, and comfort for patients.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Certificate of completion from an accredited Certified Nursing Assistant program required.
Six months experience in an emergency and critical care patient setting preferred.
BLS certification by American Heart Association within ninety-days of hire. Completion of EKG monitor class within 6 months of hire. Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada CNA certification.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.