Nursing Tech II, Cardiac Observation, 7a-3:30p

Emory Healthcare Atlanta, GA

Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Prepares room to receive patient by setting up necessary equipment and ensuring neatness and cleanliness of room. Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer and postmortem care and forms. Utilizes appropriate technology to complete processes; i.e. Conversant. Communicates with patients and all members of the nursing team to relay appropriate information and provide patient care. Reinforces patient and family teaching. As part of a patient focused service, promotes supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction is enhanced. Assists in emergency situations as directed by the RN/LPN. Performs vital signs and intake and output and records information. Takes and records blood glucose results. Reports observations and significant and unusual information regarding patients to RN/LPN. Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tubes; records information and notifies Registered Nurse of findings. Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by observing IV site appearance, assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performing pre-and -post-operative procedural care, and assisting with respiratory functions/procedures. Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest are provided. Reports significant observations of the patient, monitor, and

environment to the Registered Nurse according to defined procedures. Records telemetry findings.

Enters all patient data in the PACU log book. Assemble incoming patient charts in the proper order, checking to see that all forms are accurately filled out by the physician, and that appropriate forms are sent with the patient upon transfer. Keep adequate stock of office supplies available. Participates in

shift report as required. Promptly and courteously responds to patient requsts via the intercom system. Relays appropriate information to the appropriate staff for immediate attention.

Assists in the use of bag-valve-mask device, anti-embolism stockings, pneumatic compression stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometer, emergency cart and bedside glucose monitoring machine. Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometer, sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, and computer. Observes

and evaluates continuous EKG monitoring. Maintains telemetry equipment and supplies. Complies with Standard Precautions guidelines and all other Infection Control procedures and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy work environment.

Participates in the orientation of new, temporary, and float Nursing Technician I's to the unit. Maintains hospital and unit-specific competencies as required. Participates in unit-based and system-wide Performance Improvement Program. Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care. Serves as a resource/model through compliance with standards of care and with Department of Nursing, Hospital

and organizational policies and procedures. May participate with research projects impacting patient care areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a Nursing Technician training program and certification by the State of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant or currently enrolled in an accredited Registered Nurse program and have completed two clinical semesters. Heartsaver certification required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequent standing, walking, bending. Occasional kneeling, twisting. Frequent lifting, pushing, pulling up to 20 lbs. Occasional lifting, pushing, pulling 20 - 50 lbs. The physical demands will vary depending on assigned work area and tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environmental conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure. Bio-hazardous Waste. Communicable Diseases. Noise. Electric Shock. Chemicals / Gases / Fumes. Latex. Radiation. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators. Patient Care Injuries.