Oct 14, 2021

Nurse Tech-LGMC 3T Telemetry-PRN

  • Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Lafayette, LA, USA

Job Description

Nurse Tech-LGMC 3T Telemetry-PRN (Job ID: 6127)

Location: LGMC
Employment Status: PRN


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. The Nurse Technician is responsible for a variety of Decision Making/Problem Solving functions.

A. Demonstrates the ability to interact therapeutically with patients and family members.

B. Practices cost effectiveness in each job-related activity and decision.

C. Participates in meetings, in-services, committees, and councils.

D. Demonstrates a proactive approach by suggesting changes/ projects to improve patient care and the work environment.

E. Is flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the patient care area.

F. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality.

II. The Nurse Technician is responsible for Initiative/Commitment in the hospital.

A. Must meet clinical competencies specific for assigned unit

B. Maintains safe, neat and clean physical environment in patient care area according to OSHA, safety and infection control mandates.

C. Takes necessary safety precautions.

III. The Nurse Technician is responsible for maintaining Quality/Productivity.

A. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients in the patient care area.

B. Provides unit specific patient care under the guidance of licensed professionals.

C. Manual dexterity and motor coordination to perform such skills as lifting and turning patients.

IV. The Nurse Technician will be responsible for participating in Teamwork within the hospital.

A. Assist with unit specific tasks under appropriate supervision.

B. Assists other team members in completion of duties.

C. Displays concern for all staff.

D. Works effectively as team member.

E. Works in a collaborative manner with multiple caregivers.

F. Supports the goals and missions of LGMC.

G. Adheres to the policies and procedures of LGMC.

H. Seeks out learning opportunities by observing more complex tasks performed by the licensed caregiver.

V. The Nurse Technician will be responsible for maintaining communication skills throughout the hospital.

A. Maintains open communication with other team members regarding patients’ performance and progress.

B. Maintains the confidentiality of patient information from public.

C. Demonstrates ability and willingness to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.

D. Able to establish and maintain rapport with patients, families, visitors, physicians, and staff.

E. Documents appropriately in the medical record including completion of tasks and order entry.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

Completion of high school education or equivalent required.

B. CPR - Basic Life Support (BLS) certification to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

C. Falls Prevention, OSHA, and Restraints must be completed within 30 days of hire and renewable annually.

D. Pursuing a degree/licensure as a RN or LPN and must have completed clinical competencies in Fundamentals of

Nursing from school attended.

1) Letter of recommendation from the Instructor is required

2) Copy of completed competencies or skills checklist is required.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

• Computer

• Various

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis

• May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas