Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Supplemental/Per Diem
What You Will Do:
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or other designated licensed provider and in accordance with the Nursing Care Plan performs delegated competency validated patient care functions and applies technical skills of a limited uncomplicated nature. Fulfillment of the job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas and to transport medications to/from medicate storage and delivery areas. Actively participates in conducting hourly caring rounds.
II. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Performs patient intake screening; obtains and documents vital signs, weight, height, and Provides direct patient care which includes bathing, making beds, feeding, oral hygiene, giving shampoos, turning and positioning patients, and the like.
Prepares patients for physical examination. Maintains efficient flow of patients. Identifies, records, and reports overt findings to the Registered Nurse concerning the physical and mental condition of a patient.
Assists nurses in assembling equipment and in performing various treatments and tests.
A. Gathers equipment required, and initiates placement IV for the patient as directed by the registered nurse. Performs venipuncture for drawing blood samples and established IV access.
B. Performs urinary bladder catheterization for temporary or permanent placement and implements catheter care in stable patients as delegated by the registered nurse.
C. Cleans, sterilizes, and appropriately cares for equipment and instruments in accordance with operational procedure.
D. Gathers equipment and performs accu-check, urine, Cidex and heel sticks (in designated areas) and other waived testing appropriate to area.
E. Performs incentive spirometry, coughing and deep breathing exercises as delegated and supervised by the responsible nurse.
Initiates CPR procedures as needed for patient care and safety.
Prepares clinical area for patient care. Maintains stocking of supplies and ensures all equipment is available for the care area. Addresses any deficiencies in the environment of care.
Sets up and operates multiple lead EKG machines; attaches and removes EKG leads; runs a rhythm strip.
Attends all mandatory hospital in-service training including CPR instructional training.
Performs minor housekeeping tasks to keep patient areas in a clean and sanitary condition; recognizes, reports, or corrects environmental conditions, which may jeopardize patient safety and well being.
Perform related tasks such as admission and/or discharge assistance, patient transport, setting up special equipment, taking and relaying messages, procuring equipment, and running errands.
What You Need to Be Successful:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Nursing Assistant Certification required.
Completion of a training program (i.e. University Medical Center, Community Colleges, United States Armed Forces) as an Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Corpsmen, or equivalent with the attainment of certification for a Patient Care Technician.
One year of prior, direct patient care experience in an acute care facility, or equivalent facility, is required.