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Patient Care Technician or Nurse Extern

Company: Witham Health Services
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Witham has been named a Top Work Place in Central Indiana by the Indianapolis Star and a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. We have served Boone County and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. Witham offers a robust benefit package including a retirement plan with a company match, health and life insurance, and PTO. Competitive wages are based on experience. Patient Care TechnicianJob SummaryThe key duties of this position are a vital link to efficient, well-organized operations on the patient care units. As a valued member of the healthcare team, this individual must effectively communicate with all personnel throughout the organization as well as patients and visitors. This position must be able to demonstrate flexibility by adjusting to changes in the volume of patients per unit. Will be required to assume additional clerical or patient care duties for assigned nursing areas on each shift. Will also demonstrate competency when performing in the role of a nursing assistant. He/she assists professional nursing personnel with routine duties by performing basic patient care procedures. Takes vital signs, assists patients with personal hygiene, feeds and ambulates patients, and performs other functions according to specific procedures. Often one of the first to meet patient and patient's family; must be skilled in communication and public relations. Performs physically, mentally and emotionally demanding work. Works with sick and dying patients, infectious disease, hazardous materials, fluids and hazardous chemicals. Will accept and follow direction from the immediate nurse in charge.Minimum Education/License/Certification RequirementsHigh school education or equivalent required. Nursing students preferred but not required. Nursing Assistant experience in another health care facility preferred. Must successfully complete the Witham Health Services Nursing Assistant orientation program.Must be CPR certified. Nurse ExternJob SummaryThe Nurse Extern is responsible for providing professional nursing care under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse for assigned patients. The Nurse Extern assists the Registered Staff Nurse in collecting, implementing, reporting, and documenting patient data. The Nurse Extern assists with the reinforcement of patient education and the preparation for patient discharge. The Nurse Extern is a contributing member of the multidisciplinary Health Care Team and must be able to communicate the needs of the Patient/Significant others to all disciplines involved in the patient's hospitalization. Nurse Extern includes a student who is enrolled in an accredited nursing program that has completed, at minimum, a fundamental of nursing course or a graduate nurse who is waiting State Board exam results.Minimum Education/License/Certification RequirementsIs a graduate who has not failed boards and/or a student in an accredited nursing program. Final Academic year preferred. Failure to meet this requirement renders the person ineligible for an extern position.Must be able to read, write, and complete computations of math.Must possess organizational skills.Must be able to perform CPR and is certified. Completion of a fundamental of nursing curriculum and WMH skills checklists.Experience in an acute care facility or completion of one clinical semester required.

Keywords: Witham Health Services, Fishers , Patient Care Technician or Nurse Extern, Healthcare , Lebanon, Indiana

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