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ACAD NURSE EXTN - MARION GENERAL

Company: Forrest Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

The Advanced Acute Care Tech performs under the direct supervision of the RN and is delegated an assignment to achieve quality patient care. He/She is involved in the implementation phase of the nursing process and is organizationally accountable to the Patient Care Manager of the unit. The Advanced Care Tech performs tasks assigned by the RN in an assistant role to the RN on the unit and is expected to perform all the tasks performed by Acute Care Techs and Nurse Aides. The Advanced Care Techs require special training, the ability to perform Acute Care Tech duties and competencies that are validated through the Education department. Perform other job duties as directed. Performance Expectations:--- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide technical care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to collect data and relays appropriate data to nurse, status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.--- Interprest the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and provides care. ---Demonstrates skills to maintain a safe and clean work environment. --- Embraces and practices "We Care"philosophy in all aspects of patient, visitor, co-worker, employee and non-employee care.--- Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports and verbal communication.--- Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care team members.--- Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, on going competencies, equipment and certifications to include telemetry monitoring and Basic Life Support certification.--- Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each unit's population by rendering professional care including obtaining blood sugars, restraints, suicide precautions, bathing, dressing, ambulating, and feeding patients.--- Demonstrates technical aptitude for working, troubleshooting, and assisting the nurse with multiples pieces of equipment used for patient care including but not limited to telemetry monitoring devices and blood glucose monitoring. ---Demonstrates the aptitude for safely positioning and/or assisting the nurse to safely position the patient using a variety of devices such as but not limited to abduction pillows, splints, slings, braces, neck collars, walkers, crutches, immobilizers, and specialty beds. ---Commincates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection control and compliance standards.--- Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures and standards of care in performing duties.Demonstrates the ability to record assessments, vitals, intake/output, and procedures performed into th electronic health record. Qualifications:Education/Skills Completion of 2nd semester or 3rd trimester in nursing school. Sucessful completion of affiliatedschool of nursing required training and competencies. Work Experience: Successful passing of nursing clinicals and successful evaluation by Nurse Preceptor. Certification/Licensure: Basic Life Support

Keywords: Forrest Health, Columbia , ACAD NURSE EXTN - MARION GENERAL, Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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