Hydrotherapy Technician- Inpatient Burn Unit
Kansas City, Kansas
Job ID: R-6437
Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.
The Hydrotherapy Technician works under the general direction of the Unit Coordinator/Charge Nurse to perform nursing support care activities and also works directly with the RN assigned to perform burn and/or wound care. Is familiar with standards of practice and procedures as these apply to the role. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Is self-directed and proactive in performing a variety of tasks as indicated in his/her role and as assigned based on patient care and unit needs.
- Anticipates and prepares for dressing procedures by obtaining supplies and specialty dressings, opening and setting up under clean technique prior to start of dressing.
- Confirms patient has received analgesia prior to start of dressing procedure.
- Maintains Hydrotherapy room and related equipment including ; shower carts, water systems weigh scales, blanket warmer and reporting and requesting repairs as needed.
- Maintains stock of supplies in patient rooms, treatment areas, and medication rooms.
- Sanitizes and disinfects all surfaces as per standard.
- Performs application of topical ointments and specialty dressings.
- Performs mechanical debridement / wound cleansing via hydrotherapy or at bedside.
- Performs passive range of motion (ROM), remove, apply, and reapply splints, temporary and custom compression as directed by RN, Physical and or Occupational Therapy.
- Performs safe patient mobility by moving, repositioning or transferring patients using the appropriate lifting / moving techniques and equipment.
- Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: Vital signs and pulse oximetry; ADL’s: recording intake and output; collecting urine, stool and sputum specimens; SCDs etc. ; emptying drains; urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies. Obtaining and documenting weights, fluid and nutritional intake, output, oral care in non-intubated patients, oral feeding, bathing, shaving, etc.
- Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meal eaten.
- Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment. Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate. This can include but not limited to; hourly rounds; answering call lights in person promptly for all patients on the unit, reinforcing of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions.
- Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions and isolation principles.
- Caring for the patient in restraints; including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients.
- Promptly notifies RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues.
*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- BLS Certification
- A minimum of one (1) year of hospital or clinic based direct patient care clinical experience in, of which 6 months includes burn and wound experience is required; or Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Assistant (MA), or EMT experience.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Assistant (MA), or EMT experience.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.
The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital.– Riley Ferree, RN
Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.
In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.
At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.
Support and Resources
We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.
We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.
We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.
What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.
- Acccountable to Team
- Takes Initiative
- Possesses Integrity
- Desire to Grow & Develop
- Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
- Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
- Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
- We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
- Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
- Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
- We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
- We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
- We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
- We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.
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