*Special Rate* earn an additional 15% when working in the Spinal Cord Care Tech Role.
Split up your work day! 4 hours as a Spinal Cord Care Tech and 8 hours a Nurse Tech each shift!
Spinal Cord Care Technicians provide important patient care within the Nursing Department. Under the direction of the 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 nurse responsible for each patient. Work performed by each SCI Care Tech must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Staff will provide patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification or registration and as required by law and regulation.
Patient Care - The SCCT provides direct patient care, as delegated by the nurse and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
Communication - Each staff member in the Nursing Department is responsible to communicate in a timely, professional, and respectful manner at all times.
Customer Service - Each SCCT is required to demonstrate excellent customer service standards and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, patients, family members, physicians, and other customers. This employee is responsible to understand how patient satisfaction is measured within the nursing department, the expectations related to customer service, and the action plans that are in place to improve the satisfaction of MFB customers.
Employee communication - The SCCT understands that communication with hospital and department leadership occurs in many ways, and that it is the responsibility of each employee to be aware of policy and practice changes. This information is shared through various methods such as administrative bulletins, staff meetings, bulletin board postings, email, department newsletters, individual discussions, and on the MFB intranet (InsideMFB).
Employee training and competency assessments - SCCT is responsible to complete all required training and competency assessments prior to the posted deadlines. Questions about required education and competency modules should be addressed to a nurse educator or a nursing supervisor to ensure that the requirements are completed prior to the deadlines.
Performance evaluations -Each SCCT will meet with a nursing supervisor to complete an annual performance evaluation prior to the department or organizational deadline. The employee will provide input to the supervisor when reviewing goals and performance from the completed review period. The employee will work with the supervisor to review organizational and departmental action plans, and to identify personal goals for the upcoming review period. As a preceptor, each NT will collaborate with the assigned nurse, Nursing Supervisor and Nurse Educator to provide a thorough and accurate orientation for the new team member.
Safety policies - Each employee is responsible to demonstrate knowledge of and performance in accordance with hospital and department safety and infection control policies and procedures. Maintains a safe and clean working environment for the benefit of patients and staff.
Essential Job Qualifications
Licensure Requirements: Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent GED required.
Current American Heart Association BLS Course for HealthCare Providers
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a SCCT at Mary Free Bed. The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients:
Experience: None required. Previous experience as a nurse technician or nursing assistant is preferred. Understanding of medical technology and rehabilitation care is preferred.
Physical Requirements for Essential Job Qualification
Remain in a stationary position: Occasionally
Traverse or move around work location: Occasionally
Use keyboard: Occasionally
Operate or use department specific equipment: None
Ascend/Descend equipment or ladder: None
Position self to accomplish the Essential Functions of the role: Occasionally
Receive and communicate information and ideas for understanding: Occasionally
Transport, position, and/or exert force:
Up to 10 pounds:Frequently
Up to 25 pounds: Occasionally
Up to 50 pounds: Occasionally
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, by:
Treating everyone with dignity and respect
Opening more doors to opportunities for underrepresented cultures
Growing talent and people
Evaluating and eliminating disparities
Taking action against injustices, bias and racism
Honoring our differences and how to collaborate
Educating staff, patients, and the communities we care for
Restoring Hope and Freedom, together
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. If you require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of this position, you must request accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should know of the need for accommodation.
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.