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Nurse Technician

Reston, VA, United States

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Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

  
Located in the outskirts of Washington, D.C, Reston Hospital Center, a 199-bed acute facility, lies within the vibrant Town Center of Reston, known for its lively mix of restaurants, shops, and services. Reston Hospital Center is an HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) facility making it a very secure and reputable facility to work with. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!
 
Reston Hospital Center holds certifications within our stroke and total joint center and is accredited in the chest pain center. Most importantly, Reston Hospital Center is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life in our community by putting patients first.
 
Our patients are our priority, but so are you!

Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. Choose the medical coverage package that best suits you. Look after your loved ones while still getting paid with our Paid Family Leave. Plan for your future with our matching 401k or opt-in for several other benefits including tuition assistance, student loan repayment, family and medical flex spending accounts, life insurance, and identity theft protection.

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Nurse Technician to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

Job Functions

  1. Must successfully complete orientation program and validation of skills.

  2. Assures that patient rights and privacy are maintained.  Deals with patient information in a confidential manner.  Maintains a professional appearance.

  3. Follows safety and infection control policies of hospital, nursing, laboratory departments, utilizes good aseptic techniques.

  4. Verifies patient identity and explains specifics when performing testing procedures. 

  5. Assists the RN with patient care and hygiene.  Performs specific diagnostic tests and procedures under the direction of the RN (i.e.,  accuchecks).

  6. Assists with the collection of intake and outputs, vital signs, and charting them in the computer.  When appropriate, presents documentation for RN review. 

  7. Assists with feeding of the patients, and preparing tube feedings under the direction of an RN.

  8. Able to take vital signs, perform weights, empty foley bags/drains, and performs and assists with activities of daily living.  The Tech I will also be able to remove peripheral IV lines, perform bladder scans, and accomplish discontinuation of foley catheters. 

  9. Able to prioritize duties under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

  10. Maintains a clean, hazard-free clinical area.  Maintains well stocked patient areas, setting up rooms for admissions and discharges.  Is responsible for checking unit specific carts and equipment and keeping the supplies well stocked.

  11. Safely transports patients, specimens  and equipment to the appropriate departments.

  12. At time of discharge, ensures all patient's valuables and belongings accompany patients.

  13. Assists with secretarial duties.  Performs related activities including but not limited to: answering call lights, date collection ,participating on committees, ordering supplies and maintaining appropriate levels of supplies (including linen) in treatment areas, and in nursing stations. 

  14. Assists patients/families with making phone calls and orienting them to other room equipment.

  15. Attends department meetings, inservice and other educational opportunities as scheduled.  Participates in department QA/QI activities.

  16. Is friendly, cooperative, and flexible; able to follow directions well, works well individually and as a team player.

  17. Evaluates and maintains unit, personal, and patients' safety by following hospital and nursing division policies and procedures.




 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
 
Licensure:       CPR certification required.
Experience:     Previous experience in a healthcare facility preferred.  Must be able to communicate clearly and possess good communication skills.  Ability to maintain a mature, professional, caring manner and demonstrate sound judgment when interacting with patients, physicians, hospital personnel and the public. 
 
HOURS OF WORK

As scheduled by Department Director to ensure appropriate coverage of department services.  Must be able to work weekends as scheduled.  Participates in on-call requirements as per department policy.

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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Facility: Reston Hospital Center
Job ID: 08540-17417
Category: Nursing Support
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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