• Nurse Technician - ER/Urgent Care

    Posted: 12/05/2021

    POSITION SPECIFICS
    Title:  Nurse Technician
    FTE:  0.00 FTE (Per Diem)
    Schedule:  Variable 12-hour or 8-hour shifts
    Holiday Rotation:  Holiday rotation per unit guidelines
    Weekend Rotation: Per unit guidelines
     
    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Student Nurse Technician is a nursing student who is actively enrolled in a board approved school of professional nursing, is in their final semester prior to graduation or graduated from such program and does not hold a temporary permit, or who has been unsuccessful on the nursing licensure exam and is retaking the exam.  Student Nurse Technicians may only hold this title for up 3 months prior to their date of graduation and up to 3 months following their date of graduation. 
    This position performs support services, direct and indirect patient care, organizes and coordinates efficient delivery of nursing care under the *direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Student Nurse Technician may perform tasks as long as they are commensurate with educational preparation and demonstrated competencies from the student’s school of professional nursing, as well as being observed and signed off by an SPH Preceptor. The Student Nurse Technician can perform delegated CNA tasks from the RN without direct supervision from the RN. The Student Nurse Technician can delegate tasks to the CNA in collaboration with the supervising RN.
    *Direct supervision is defined as immediately available to continually coordinate, direct, and inspect the practice of the Student Nurse Technician. 

    POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    UNDER *DIRECT SUPERVISION OF THE RN POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

    1. Follow the multidisciplinary plan of care to address patient needs.
    2. Assist in preparation or alteration of plan of care.
    3. Administer medications and IV therapy, knowing use, dosage, possible side effects, etc.
    4. Change dressings, inserts catheters, does range of motion and heat/cold therapies, and monitors blood glucose.
    5. Recognize changes in signs and symptoms and promptly reports patient’s condition to the RN.
    6. Document care provided in the electronic medical record.
    7. Monitor patient labs.
    8. Communicate with other nurses, doctors, and other disciplines regarding patient.
    9. Assist in the provision of patient/family education.
    10. Protect patients' rights and privacy by following HIPPA and SPH Policies and practices.
    11. Perform or assist with procedures per approved unit policy and procedure.
    12. Observe and record significant condition changes and/or any reactions for patients.  In a timely manner, notifies supervisor or physician of changes in patient's condition, reactions to drugs, treatment, and/or significant incidents.
    13. Administer medications, including IV therapy effectively, as evidenced by lack of medication errors. 
    14. Ensure proper handling of specimens.
    15. Safely cares for multiple patients.  Maintains a safe environment for patients and uses safety precautions appropriately.
    16. Initiate patient/family education plan and discharge needs according to the individualized needs of the patient/family, as prescribed by physician and/or hospital policy.
    17. Perform other duties assigned by supervising RN. 
    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Education
    • Required: Active enrollment in a board-approved school of professional nursing in their final semester prior to graduation OR has graduated from such program but does not hold a temporary permit, OR has graduated, but been unsuccessful on the nursing licensure exam and is retaking the exam. Must maintain good standing in their nursing schooling throughout employment (class grade of a C or higher). 
    • Preferred: None
    Experience
    • Required: None
    • Preferred: None
    Licenses and Registrations
    • Required: Current State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse license is required within 90 calendar days from date of graduation.
    • Preferred: None
    Certification(s)
    • Required:  Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire.
    • Preferred: None
     BENEFIT SUMMARY
    1. Competitive health and dental insurance options
    2. Flexible paid time off to balance work and life
    3. Retirement plan with immediate vesting and employer match
    4. Free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness facility
    5. Generous tuition reimbursement
    6. Employer provided life and disability insurance
    7. Free parking at facility
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