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Critical Care Patient Care Tech PRN (CNA)

Olathe, Kansas

Job ID: R-34186

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Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-34186 Job Type: Part time Location: Olathe, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

Proposed Schedule: PRN, Nights Under the direct supervision of a Nurse, the Patient Care Tech (Inpatient) is cross-trained in the role of Unit Secretary and Unit Assistant/Nurse Tech. Based on the needs of the department, responsibilities are a combination of providing direct patient care and technical assistance to the nurse and performing a variety of computer, clerical, scheduling and supply functions necessary for the operation of the unit. The Patient Care Tech must have excellent communication skills. It is imperative that they are able to communicate effectively using tact and sensitivity. He/she must be self motivated and able to work and make decisions with limited supervision , keeping others appropriately informed. It is important to have a strong knowledge of emergency procedures and be able to stay calm in stressful situations. The Patient Care Tech practices within the organizational/departmental policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Consistently meets work schedule.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Performs all duties both clinical and non-clinical to prepare for admission, transfers and discharges including securing IV pump, zeroing bed and updating white board with current information.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by correctly: cleaning equipment, using infection control techniques, reporting damaged/malfunctioning equipment, changing out sharps containers, keeping hallways clear, and wiping down desk/nurses station.Upon discharge, clean white board, strip bed, remove equipment/supplies and properly store them.
  • Maintains standards of care when completing and documenting daily duties, such as:hygiene, vital signs, nutritional assistance, weight/height, ambulation, fingerstick blood sugar and measuring intake and output. Accurately collects/labels all specimens, and transports to Lab, as indicated.
  • Makes rounds on patients and answer call lights immediately, using excellent customer service techniques.Promptly reports any unusual incidents and/or any changes observed in condition or behavior of patient to the appropriate staffperson maintaining confidentiality.
  • Introduces self to patient and family upon arrival to room.Communicates appropriate information to nurse and/or shift coordinator in a timely manner, i.e.,physician phone calls, stat orders, critical results, patient needs, etc.
  • Uses technology appropriately, whether entering data or securing data from the computersystem.Accurately enters orders and charges into the computer system as appropriate.
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.Able to prioritize tasks.Self motivated and able to make appropriate decisions regarding patient care.
  • Contributes to the plan of care under the direction of the nurse by following the patient safety goals of fall riskand skin monitoring.Reinforces selected patient teaching initiated by the nurse.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY) or obtained within 14 days of hire

Preferred:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous healthcare 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.

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Quote

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

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    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.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    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.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

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.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • 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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