We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients "Ask for Mary," they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers.
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.
Nurse technicians provide important patient care within the Nursing Department. Under the direction of the registered nurse assigned to each patient, this non-licensed team member assists with patient care and other department activities as outlined in this job description, and communicates effectively with the RN responsible for each patient. Work performed by each Nurse Technician must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Quality Pillar of Excellence * Patient Care - The nurse technician provides direct patient care, as delegated by the RN and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. Patient care performed by a NT includes, but is not limited to, the following: * Collects and monitors data and reports physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of the patient and families as directed by and in coordination with the patient's assigned RN. * Obtains and records vital signs using appropriate equipment and technique. * Provides direct patient care including sterile intermittent catheterization, bowel programs, patient hygiene, recording intake and outpatient, and other responsibilities as outlined in department policies. * Acts as a safety attendant, as assigned, providing direct supervision under the direction of the RN to maintain the safety of the patient. * Answers call lights in a timely, respectful manner * Documents care via computer/written patient record according to department policies, including content and timeliness of documentation. * Provides input to the RN for use in an individualized plan of care for each patient * Transports patients in a safe and timely manner to facilitate patient diagnostic testing and therapy sessions, as needed. Communicates with other team members in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services. * Maintains the patient's living environment in a clean, safe manner * Cleans patient areas, work areas, and equipment, as needed. Communicates any equipment malfunctions to the Central Supply Department or Nursing Supervisor, and removes equipment from patient care in accordance with department policies. * Assists with collection of quality data, as assigned by the RN, Nursing Supervisor, or Director of Nursing. * Demonstrates appropriate use of all patient care equipment, in accordance with departmental policies. * Communication - Each staff member in the Nursing Department is responsible to communicate in a timely, professional and respectful manner at all times. Responsibilities of the nurse technician include, but are not limited to: * Fiscal Responsibility - Documents patient chargeable items according to department policies. Avoids duplication and waste of supplies. Arrives to work on time and works throughout the shift, unless taking a designated break. If the nurse technician does not have work to do, asks a RN or a nursing supervisor for work to avoid downtime. Avoids overtime, and if overtime is expected, communicates this in advance with the nursing supervisor so that alternatives can be explored.
Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.
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