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Nursing Tech-Behavioral Health (PRN) Cambridge

What You Will Do:

Under the supervision of an RN, assists in the delivery of age specific patient care, assists patients with activities of daily living, and provides basic nursing care. Maintains a safe and clean environment and promotes the efficiency of the nursing team. Is actively involved in the therapeutic milieu and treatment planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  • Receives report on patients and completes patient care assignments within the time frame designated by the RN. Duties include:

  • Observing, reporting, and recording patient behaviors and interactive dynamics.

  • Obtaining vital signs.

  • Assisting with delivery of physical care and hygiene as needed.

  • Interacting therapeutically with patients.

  • Actively participating in the therapeutic milieu.

  • Is observant of patients' condition and communicates observations to the RN or team leader.

  • Orders, stocks and maintains equipment and supplies in specific departments.

  • Utilizes cost control measures, i. e.: conservative use of supplies and accurate charging systems.

  • Clerical duties as assigned by unit management.

  • Answer telephones, intercoms, taking and conveying messages appropriately. Placing calls as directed.

  • Performs or prepares procedures; Obtains supplies and equipment.

  • Assists in orienting and precepting staff as directed.

  • Functions cooperatively as a team member. Responds as directed by responsible RN to changing patients'/unit's needs. During a patient or environmental emergency, may serve as a runner or transport patients.

  • Accurately and legibly records data collected and notifies RN of any untoward events, i. e., behavioral changes, violent behavior, etc.

  • Makes patient rounds, providing for patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Maintains patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.

  • Complies with all hospital rules, regulations, and nursing standards.

  • Attends educational activities which promote delivery of patient care.

  • Communicates in a professional manner and demonstrates respect for patients, families, significant others, and other health care members.

  • Identifies own educational needs and participates in educational activities which contribute to professional growth.

  • Participates in the development of annual goals.

  • Strives to achieve excellence of service as described in the CARE Manual.

  • Responds to the following Shore Health System codes: Code Red (in the immediate area), Code Pink (when called), Code D (when called), Code Green (if instructed), and Code Blue (if instructed).

  • Responsible for honest behavior in all matters. To the best of the employee s knowledge and understanding, complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations.

  • Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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