This position works with a team of NCT's and provides direct patient care to patients and works one on one with Registered Nurse (RN) to complete delegated tasks such as: obtain vital signs, phlebotomy, documentation, assist with ADL's (activities of daily living), respond to patient call lights, unit orientation, and patient admission, transfer and discharge.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, continuous, and patient centered care in a collaborative work environment. The environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction, delegating duties to unlicensed personnel, and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
The University of Kentucky recognizes the sanctity of the relationship between the health care professional and the patient. Therefore, all UK HealthCare employees commit to providing excellent service and promoting a positive image while adhering to UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations and Standards which include being: customer centered, service focused, quality driven, resource wise, and growth oriented.
In addition, the essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will be compassionate, honest, trustworthy and have a strong work ethic. Must also be able to take direction and communicate effectively with staff, patients and their family members. In addition, must also be confident and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Knowledge of CPR and basic concept of abnormal vital sign parameters is a must. Candidate will also need strong organizational, prioritization, and critical thinking skills along with basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet.
Preferred Education / Experience
Previous hospital experience is preferred and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least six months after employment date is highly encouraged.
Deadline to Apply
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