Nursing Care Tech/On-Call/UKHC PAV A 9 ICU

Nursing Care Technicians in the PAV A 9 ICU at UK HealthCare provide care to complex critically ill medicine patients. Patient conditions include: pneumonia, hepatic failure, sepsis, DKA, and other complex pulmonary problems. 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. Please apply for any and all positions you feel qualified. If you do not apply for a specific position, you cannot be considered for the position.

Job Title
Nursing Care Tech/On-Call/UKHC PAV A 9 ICU

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
H3080:Critical Care Services

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status
On Call

Required Education

High School

Required Related Experience

2 months

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Have one or more of the following: 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.) Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (EMT)or 5.) active LPN license or 6.) Nursing Care Technician (NCT) competencies through continuous employment in a NCT role at University of KY, Plus American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid at time of hire is required.

Physical Requirements

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.


On-CALL - Must be able to work a variety of Day/Evening/Night shifts - at least 16 hours / month. Some weekends and holidays will be required.


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.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience


Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a Nursing Care Technician that works at UK Chandler or Good Samaritan Hospital?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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.
    • None
    • 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
  3. * 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)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate (CNA) or State Registered Nursing Assistant (SRNA)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you be able to obtain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to your start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please describe a difficult situation you handled successfully.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Curriculum Vita
    3. Cover Letter


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