Steward Health Care System Collegiate Nurse Tech 1 in Fall River, Massachusetts
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you
Collegiate Nurse Technician I
Performs various nursing duties related to the general welfare and personal hygiene of assigned patients under the supervision of the registered nurse. Trained, responsible individual who functions in a complementary or assistive role to a qualified licensed nurse in providing direct patient care or carrying out common nursing functions for which he/ she has documented competencies for proper performance of the task. Assists with activities to assist the patient in meeting basic human needs including but not limited to nutrition, hydration, mobility, comfort, elimination, socialization, rest, and hygiene. Collects, reports and documents simple data.
Orients/trains new CNAs
Serves on committees, task forces
Identifies problem that results in a performance improvement or research project
Completes special assignment
Practices universal precautions in all patient care to protect self and others
Give complete bath/partial bed baths, assists the patient to bath or shower, gives tepid sponge baths, assists the patient with Sitz bath.
Gives backrubs, takes care of patients hair, including shampooing
Takes care of patient’s teeth, dentures, nails, feet and shaves patient
Stores hearing aides, dentures and eyeglasses and other valuables safely and in accordance with Hospital Valuables Policy.
Assists patients in and out of chair, bed wheelchair, stretcher, etc
Makes bed, both occupied and unoccupied; changes linen as necessary
Assists with treatments as appropriate within scope of responsibility
Assists with meals and nourishment including water and fluids; feeds patients as necessary
Initiates or performs CPR in an emergency situation
Performs indwelling catheter care, applies condom catheters
Observes, reports, measures and records urinary output, feces and emesis on the unit-specific documentation tool
Applies ice bags and collars, warm or cold unsterile compresses
Takes and records weights, temperatures, pulse respirations and blood pressure on unit-specific documentation tool
Collects specimens and records information on unit-specific documentation tool
Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients
Performs skin care including incontinence and decubitus care
Observes patients on 1:1 or close observation status
Applies protective and therapeutic devices
Assists with placement of temperature control blanket
Assists with post mortem care
Attaches patients to cardiac monitors
Reports any untoward or unusual occurrences to nurse
After completion of restraint education and under the direction of RN, may apply and/or assist in restraining patients
Reports faulty equipment immediately and in accordance with hospital policy
Reports unsafe conditions and/or incidents as they occur
Maintains patient’s rooms in an neat and orderly manner with a clear walk-in area
Safely transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher
Minimum Education Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing degree program with successful completion of fundamental nursing courses with recommendation from the clinical instructor.
Minimum Work Experience: Previous experience as a nursing assistant preferred
Equipment/Software/Certification: Current BLS certification required