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The University of Kansas Health System PRN Health Care Tech I- Periop Procedural in OVERLAND PARK, Kansas

The Health Care Technician I is an unlicensed staff member in Perioperative and Procedural Services who is accountable to/completes delegated tasks from the RN in a caring and culturally sensitive manner with excellent customer service at all times; demonstrates competencies in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and technical skills.

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

  • Provides basic nursing skills including, but not limited to:

  • ADLs

  • Finger stick blood glucose

  • 12 Lead EKG

  • Recording intake and output

  • Collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens

  • Apply/remove compression hose; SCD, etc.

  • Emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies

  • Bladder Scanning

  • Obtains height and weight

  • Patient transport

  • Room turnover and stocking

  • Patient monitoring device placement

  • Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, etc.

  • Maintains neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment.

  • Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk Interventions as appropriate including but not limited to, rounding on patients, answering call lights in person promptly for all patients on the unit.

  • Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions and isolation principles.

  • Care for patients in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions, and isolation principles.

  • Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected results, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity to redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues.

Any other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED:

High School diploma or equivalent

6 months of experience as a transporter, orderly or nursing assistant.

BLS Certification

Requisition ID: 2020-26965

Display Department Title: Indian Creek Medical Surgical Tele

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

External Company URL: https://careers-kansashealthsystem.icims.com

Street: 10720 NALL AVE

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