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TECH PATIENT CARE II

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Department: Orthopedics (3-S)
FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Days
Position Summary:
Provide basic patient care. Perform routine treatment procedures and assist in maintenance of a safe, clean environment. As directed by licensed staff, assist with invasive routine patient care procedures which may include phlebotomy, stage I and II wound care and urinary catheter insertions. Assist with specialty bed functions. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
PATIENT OBSERVATION - Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee
PATIENT CARE - Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements
PATIENT CARE - Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed
PATIENT CARE - Maintain therapeutic plan of care and minute to minute care of patient who is at extreme risk to self or others
PATIENT CARE - Complete documentation as required on the Electronic Medical Record
PATIENT CARE - Complete specific skills listed in the "University of New Mexico, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Specific Functions" Matrix
PATIENT CARE - As directed by licensed staff, assist with invasive routine patient care procedures which may include phlebotomy, stage I and II wound care and urinary catheter insertions
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
High School or GED Equivalent
Training
Nonessential:
Certificate
Program Graduate
Education specialization:
Essential:
MA or DD 214 or Nurse Grad or CNA or UNMH Course/Challenge
Nonessential:
Medical Assistant Program Graduate Certificate
Certified Nursing Assistant Program Graduate
Experience:
Essential:
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

Nonessential:

Credentials:
Essential:
CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions:
Essential:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A
Department: Clinical Nursing Support

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , TECH PATIENT CARE II, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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