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Nurse Technician

Job ID: 30844
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.20
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nurse Technician for a Part Time, 0.20 FTE, Night position.  Hourly compensation starts at $17.59, more depending on experience.

Hours: 1900-0730

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

JOB SUMMARY

Assists professional nursing personnel in providing quality, compassionate patient care by performing tasks involving direct and indirect patient care. Utilizes the skills and knowledge equivalent to a fourth quarter nursing student. Performs procedures and techniques under direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and commensurate with verified skill and education level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provides patient care in a safe and timely manner. Works with the assigned RN/supervisor to receive assignments and resolve issues.
  2. Assists in providing direct patient care as delegated by the Registered Nurse within the scope of the Nurse Tech and level of skill and education.
  3.  Performs basic technical skills, including CPR; taking and recording vital signs; measuring and recording fluid intake/output; applying dressings; recognizing and reporting signs and symptoms of common diseases or conditions; administering treatments and medications as directed by a nurse.
  4. Assists patient with personal care which may include bathing; mouth and skin care; grooming and dressing; toileting assistance; eating and hydration.
  5. Provides patient with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
  6. Gathers information about patients and documents in the healthcare record according to established standards.
  7. Assists in the transporting of patients, specimens, supplies and equipment and in the maintenance and stocking of supplies and equipment to assure optimal functioning of the department.
  8. Ensures department safety and maintenance in a manner consistent with the hospital and department policies and procedures.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned or assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Enrolled in an accredited school of nursing, with successful completion of first quarter or semester of nursing school (once introduction to health concepts clinical lab is completed). 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Must be enrolled in accredited school of nursing and satisfactorily meeting competency standards.
  • Meet the state’s requirement for Nurse Tech.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • “State of Washington Nursing Technician Registered”.
  • BLS Required.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent multidisciplinary communication skills required. Must maintain good standing with school and provide pre-hire validation of skills.

 REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

  • This job profile is applicable only to Washington hospitals. 

ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL / COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion to include prolonged periods of standing from 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more; hazards may include exposure to cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, soiled linens, unknown liquid in trash bags and biohazards (sharps).
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
  • There are ergonomic risks identified for each Environmental Services Technician (EST) assignment.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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