TECH PATIENT CARE
UNM Hospitals - Albuquerque, NM

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Provide basic patient care to include tube insertion, wound care and phlebotomy. Assist in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Accountability:

  • PATIENT OBSERVATION - Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee

  • PATIENT CARE - Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed

  • PATIENT CARE - Maintain therapeutic plan of care and minute to minute care of patient who is at extreme risk to self or others

  • PATIENT CARE - Complete documentation as required on the Electronic Medical Record

  • PATIENT CARE - Complete specific skills listed in the "University of New Mexico, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Specific Functions" Matrix

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"


  • Education Requirements:

  • MA program graduate (includes exp rqt) or military medic training graduate on DD 214 or nursing assistant program graduate or completion of UNMH nursing tech course/nursing tech challenge or completion of an accredited tech patient care program (includes exp rqt)

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Hospital unit secretary course or equivalent

  • If not already documented, completion of UNMH Nursing Tech Course/Nursing Tech Challenge within 90 days of assignment


  • Experience Requirements:

  • 1 year directly related experience


  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position


  • Education Requirements - Preferred:

  • Medical Assistant Program Graduate Certificate


  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • 2 years directly related experience


  • Physical Demands Requirements:

  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.


  • Testing Requirements:

  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually


  • Working Conditions Requirements:

  • Sig Hzard: To chemls, biohazd mat req caut-may req PE

  • Limited access to med rm. Med Admin Policy, Att A

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