Swedish Health Services Nurse Technician I - Medical - Surgical Ortho in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is calling a Nursing Technician I (0.0 FTE, Days) in the Medical - Surgical Ortho Department at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.
A nursing student employed for the purpose of giving patient care under the direction and supervision of an assigned registered nurse.
In this position you will:
Work under supervision of the RN to provide care and service to patients and their families
Receive direction from the RN for delegation of tasks
Adhere to emergency policies and procedures associated with patient care
Transport patients as directed
Appropriately communicate and documents all daily activities and care provided to patient
Communicate and document unusual and complex issues and changes in patient condition in a timely manner
Communicate and document such actions accurately and legibly
Provide patient care as directed by team RN and within scope of practice. Duties performed may include, but are not limited to: making and changing beds, assisting with ADL’s, vital signs, urinary catheter care and removal, Intake & Output’s, ambulation assistance, assisting patients to the bathroom, assisting patients with using a bedpan, assisting with pericare, assisting the patient with feeding, and performing chemstrip functions.
Perform courtesy patient rounds with frequency as delegated by the RN
Answer the unit telephone and patient call system in a timely fashion
Respond appropriately and timely to unit and patient alarms
Collaborate with nurse and other team members to organize and prioritize functions necessary for patient admission and care delivery
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Current enrollment in and satisfactory completion of all but the last year (3 quarters/2 semesters) of a Washington State Nursing Commission approved and a nationally accredited nursing program such as Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing program education and practice in the scope of care for the patient population on the unit of hire (i.e. pediatrics, med/surg, OB, etc.)
The nursing technician will provide SMC written documentation by their nursing program of the specific nursing functions/tasks they are able to perform
Continued enrollment in a Washington State Nursing Commission approved nursing program and a nationally accredited nursing program such as Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
This enrollment must be maintained throughout employment as a Nursing Technician
This enrollment includes periods of scheduled vacation and holiday time
Official enrollment does not include any of the following:
Leave of absence from a nursing program;
Withdrawal (temporary or permanent) from a nursing program;
Enrollment in prerequisite course study or courses offered through the department of nursing or allied health programs with no current official enrollment into an approved nursing program; and
Students awaiting re-enrollment into a nursing program
Current Nursing Technician registration
Must agree to maintain registration (including renewals) throughout nursing technician employment at SMC
Registration and employment as a nursing technician is discontinued 30 days after graduation from the approved nursing program, unless a 30-day extension has been granted from the nursing commission
The student must be in “good standing” with the nursing program
The nursing program must validate this to SMC within two weeks of the completion of the school term (quarter/semester)
The nursing technician must provide prior approval to their nursing program for release of this information.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) -or- Military Training Network (MTN)
Preferred qualification for this position includes:
- BSN program
About the First Hill Campus
The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.
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Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Student/Interns
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 343932