Nursing Care Technician/UKHC
Nursing Care Technicians in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Chandler Hospital provide care primarily for adult patients, ranging from 17 years of age and older. Patient conditions include: isolated head trauma, intracerebral hemorrhage, spinal cord injuries, anoxic brain injuries, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, and diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The Neuroscience Center is comprised of two units: Neurosurgery and Neurology/Stroke.
The Neurosurgery unit consists of: 12 ICU, 6 progressive care and 14 acute care private rooms. The Neurology/Stroke unit consists of: 12 ICU and 20 progressive care private rooms. The average length of stay for patients for both units is 4-5 days. The units also have a clinical nurse specialist, a clinical nurse expert and a Stroke program coordinator on-site to provide education, referrals and consultations for staff, patients and their family members.
This position works one on one with Registered Nurse (RN) to complete delegated tasks and provide direct patient care such as: obtain vital signs, phlebotomy, documentation, assist with ADL's (activities of daily living), order and stock supplies, respond to patient call lights, unit orientation, and patient admission, transfer, and discharge. Positions may also involve moving patients from bed to wheelchair or stretcher, or stretcher to treatment/surgical tables. Handling of specimens and delivery to labs and preparation of patients for surgical procedures may also be required.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing prompt, compassionate, and patient centered care in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. This dynamic environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the teams of physicians to increase communication, follow through, and enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction 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.
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Nursing Care Technician/UKHC
NCT - Stroke PC Unit
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Required Related Experience
Required License/ Registration/Certification
Have one or more of the following: 1. Kentucky Registered SRNA, for ED- KY Registered SRNA or EMT 2.RN nursing student who has completed first fundamental course and a clinical 3. Military Medic 4. current/active LPN license 5. Acquired Nursing Care Technician (NCT) competencies through continuous employment in a NCT role at University of Kentucky Plus BLS Certification at time of hire Plus American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid at time of hire is required.
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.
Must be able to work three, NIGHT (7PM-7AM) 12-hour, shifts per week; will also be required to work some weekend and holidays.
The ideal candidate will be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, and have a strong work ethic. Must enjoy working in a team and 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, basic computer navigation skills, and working knowledge of the Internet.
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid at time of hire is required.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Previous hospital experience is preferred.
Deadline to Apply
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Are you currently certified as a Kentucky State Registered Nursing Assistant?
- * Do you have one of the following options: 1.) RN Nursing student who has completed the first clinical nursing course (class and clinical) of nursing school or 2.) A valid, current Kentucky State Registered Nursing Certificate (SRNA) or 3.) Experience as a military medic or 4.) active LPN license or 5.) Acquired Nursing Care Technician (NCT) competencies through continuous employment in a NCT role at University of Kentucky or 6.) for Emergency Department positions ONLY- Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (EMT)?
- * Will you be able to obtain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to your start date?
- * Are you currently a Nursing Care Technician that works at UK Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospital?
- * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have as a Nursing Care Technician and/or a State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA) in which you were directly responsible for patient care in a hospital.
- More than 0, up through 1 year
- More than 1 year, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years, up through 5 years
- More than 5 years
- * How much direct experience do you have using a computer (e.g. keyboarding, data entry, and e-mail)?
- More than 0, up through 2 years
- More than 2 years, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years, up through 5 years
- More than 5 years
- * Please describe a difficult situation you handled successfully.
(Open Ended Question)
- * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
- * Where did you first see this position advertised?
- UK Jobs Website
- Employee Referral
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- On-line/Media Advertisement
- Military Connection Advertisement
- Job Fair
- LinkedIn/Institute for Diversity
- "I'm Interested" page on Nurse Recruitment website
- Cover Letter