Senior Technician 7a-3p, 0.7 SFT, A weekend-SICU/MICU

Cleveland Clinic

USW Bidding Period 4/11/24-4/16/24

Join us at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in the Akron Metropolitan Area and the No. 7 hospital ranking in Ohio, where we have been providing world-class care to our community for over 100 years. At Akron General, you will work and learn from some of the best caregivers, provide and receive multitudes of support and appreciation, and create the stepping-stones towards a rewarding career with one of the worlds most respected healthcare organizations. We strive for patient-centered care and comfort, and we are committed to serving the community and treating our patients as family.

We are looking for a future caregiver to take on the role of a Senior Technician Nursing within our world-class team of caregivers. Under the direct supervision of the Director, the Senior Technician is responsible for performing various duties assisting in the care of adult, geriatric, and sometimes adolescent and newborn patients as assigned by the registered nurse including the care of complex patients. As expected for all employees, the Senior Technician is responsible for promoting and demonstrating the Values and Guest Service standards in the fulfillment of his/her role.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. Thats why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, youll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being, and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, youll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.

Responsibilities:

Prepares unit, patient rooms and patient beds for receiving patient admission, returning surgical patient, transfer or emergencies.

Provides and documents assigned care (bath, changing and/or refreshing of bed linen, dressing/undressing of patient, back rubs, etc.) and other general care through the day to assure patients physical comfort.

As directed, performs and documents in the electronic medical records the patients temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, weight, height, and measures intake and output in an accurate and precise manner.

Assists with pre-operative and post-operative care, such as turning and positioning patients with proper body mechanics, applying/utilizing special equipment, as necessary and ambulating the patient as directed in a safe, prescribed manner.

Assists and accompanies patient in the admission, transfer and discharge process while assuring comfort.

Participates in nursing reports by receiving and contributing to status report of patients.

Performs treatment procedures including, but not limited to, venous blood draws including blood cultures and blood glucose testing, enemas, application of ice packs and heat, non-sterile compresses, skin preps, setting up oxygen equipment, bed scale weights, sets-up overhead trapeze and Bucks traction and other therapeutic measures in a safe and effective manner.

Prepares patients for meals, assists in feeding patient if necessary, and distributes water and other nourishments according to patient needs in compliance with physician orders.

Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures, fire drills, evacuation and internal/external disaster plans and procedures.

Provides post-mortem care and transport of body in a safe, precise manner.

Adheres to isolation precautions when entering rooms where patient is in isolation.

Performs hand hygiene per established policy.

Cleans the shared patient equipment between each patient with appropriate disinfectant.

Performs hourly safety rounds willingly, anticipates patient needs and responds to patient call lights promptly.

Collects, properly labels and transports specimens to proper area in timely manner.

Reports to appropriate nursing personnel pertinent information including any changes observed in condition or behavior of patient.

Assists in keeping patient rooms in order, reporting equipment that is out of order, cleaning equipment (as assigned) and mandatory inventory and distributing unit linen and supplies.

Consistently completes assignments independently with high quality work. Adapts to change in workload or patient assignments. Recognizes and responds to priorities in patient care.

Independently performs assigned duties, willingly cooperates with staff in delivery of more complex treatments and procedures.

Performs additional or less skilled duties as assigned by the registered nurse to include assisting with orientations of Senior Technicians and other personnel.

Timely documents, per policies, care provided to patients in the electronic medical record and during downtime procedures.

May perform EKGs and urinary catheterization in ED only.

Completes annual on-going competency requirements. Attends continuing education programs and completes mandatory training in order to maintain certification/licensure, and department specific requirements.

Follows hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.

Other duties as assigned

Education:

High school graduate or the equivalent.

Certifications:

State Tested Nursing Assistant preferred.

Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within new hire period.

Complexity of Work:

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.

Work Experience:

One year recent acute care experience preferred.

Prior job or educational experience providing basic computer knowledge and skills needed.

Physical Requirements:

Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination; involves extensive standing and walking.

Medium Work – Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

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