Nursing Care Technician/UKHC

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

ID: 7077341
Posted: April 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Required License/Registration/Certification
Have one or more of the following: 1. Kentucky Registered SRNA, for ED- KY Registered SRNA or EMT 2.RN nursing student who has completed first fundamental course and a clinical 3. Military Medic 4. current/active LPN license 5. Acquired Nursing Care Technician (NCT) competencies through continuous employment in a NCT or PCT role at University of Kentucky Plus BLS Certification at time of hire Plus American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid at time of hire is required.

Physical Requirements
This position requires regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time and performing tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing); lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to or over 50 pounds; and standing or walking with objects weighing up to 10 pounds; occasionally requires standing or walking with objects weighing up to 25 pounds and/or working in confined spaces. Also involves some exposure to risk of injury from moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials; and exposure to loud noises, temperature extremes, hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, radiation, burns, cuts/punctures, blood-borne or airborne pathogens, and/or combative/violent people.

Shift
Must be able to work three 12.5-hour shifts per week (7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.

Job Summary
This position works one-on-one with a Registered Nurse (RN) to complete delegated tasks and provide direct patient care such as: obtain vital signs, phlebotomy, documentation, assist with ADL’s (activities of daily living), order and stock supplies, respond to patient call lights, unit orientation, and patient admission, transfer, and discharge. Positions may also involve moving patients from bed to wheelchair or stretcher, or stretcher to treatment/surgical tables. Handling of specimens and delivery to labs and preparation of patients for surgical procedures may also be required.

The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing prompt, compassionate, and patient centered care in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. This dynamic environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the teams of physicians to increase communication, follow through, and enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.

The University of Kentucky HealthCare Enterprise (UKHC) recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UKHC, you are indicating your commitment to and expressing your agreement with our five values: diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork.

In addition, the essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis, as well as stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.

Please apply for any and all positions for which you feel qualified. If you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for the position.

**New Starting Pay Rate** The starting pay for this position was recently adjusted. The minimum hourly rate for this position will now be $14.50/hour. All pay rates will be based on candidate’s experience.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, and have a strong work ethic. Must enjoy working in a team, but also be able to take direction and communicate effectively with staff, patients and their family members independently. In addition, must also be confident and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of CPR and basic concept of abnormal vital sign parameters is a must. Candidate will also need strong organizational, prioritization, basic computer navigation skills, and a working knowledge of the Internet. Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider at time of hire is required.



 

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