University of Missouri Health Center - Columbia, MO

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Position is located at University Hospital, 5 West; Shift: primarily M-F with occasional weekends; combination of 8 and 12 hour day shifts
To perform simple nursing procedures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

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Required Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent. Ability to read, write and follow instructions is necessary. Six months experience involving the direct care of patients in an acute, sub-acute or residential setting, or a combination of class training and experience to equal six months is necessary. Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support or will obtain within three months of hire. The ability to perform heavy lifting and work under stress is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications:

Detailed Description:
Provide nursing care/skills related to recording I&O, weighing patients, taking and recording vital signs, answering patient call lights., turning patients at specified intervals, assisting/transferring patients to chairs/carts/beds, bathing patients, linen changes, oral hygiene.

Collect lab specimens and transport to area off of unit. Pick up/transport forms and maintain unit cleanliness.

Participate in staff development programs and meetings. Provide above duties to more than designated unit occasionally on other shift. Provide close observation and intervene appropriately for patients who are confused/disoriented.

Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.