Nurse Technician

General Summary:

Under supervision of a Registered Nurse and following hospital policies and procedures, performs various nursing care tasks and treatments on assigned patients.

  

Essential Duties:              

  • Performs routine bedside nursing activities including:  bathing and personal grooming of patients; ambulating, moving and turning patients; assisting patients with bedpans or urinary devices; making patient beds and caring for personal property.
  • Assists in performing additional nursing procedures such as catheterizations, suctioning, irrigating colostomies, applying restraints, giving enemas, douches and sitz baths or pericare.
  • Takes vital signs and records intake and output.
  • Applies and changes sterile and non-sterile dressing using appropriate technique.
  • Performs more complex nursing procedures and treatments after theoretical preparation and supervised clinical experience.
  • Keeps professional nursing staff advised of current patient status as well as changes in patient condition as they occur.
  • Performs assessments and documents accurate, complete and concise patient information on appropriate forms, including flow sheets, activity records, etc.
  • Participates in nursing staff conferences, in-services and educational opportunities.
  • Ensures the optimum utilization of personnel, supplies and equipment.
  • Provides copy of current school transcript to supervisor at the end of each marking period to confirm continued eligibility.
  • Assists in admitting, transferring and discharging patients.
  • Assists in pre-operative and post-operative care.

 

Standard Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled and attending an accredited school of registered nursing.
    • External hires: Must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing Program (BSN) required.
    • Internal BH employees: May be enrolled in a BSN or ADN program.  ADN graduates will be required to sign a BSN completion agreement upon hire/placement in a graduate nurse position.
  • Completion of adult medical-surgical rotations required (transcripts required at time of hire).
  • RN from another state awaiting Michigan Licensure (or) Graduate Nurse from accredited school of nursing awaiting retake of NCLEX or awaiting results of the last exam.
  • Active BLS from the American Heart Association required