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.
· Prepares unit, patient rooms and patient beds for receiving patient admission, returning surgical patient, transfer or emergencies.· Provides 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, takes and records 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, bedscale weights, sets-up overhead trapeze and Buck's 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.· 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.·
Qualifications: High school graduate or the equivalent. One year recent experience as a nursing assistant in acute care or as a state tested nursing assistant or enrolled in a school of nursing, paramedic program, or acute care medical assistant and eligible, as reflected by faculty's competency statement, to take the state test as a nursing assistant or have completed one adult medical-surgical clinical course.
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Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention
Akron General Health System
1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
Akron General Health System is an equal opportunity employer.