The University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle is recruiting Nursing Technicians for the Medical Oncology, ICU. Flexibility in shift availability highly desirable. Registered Nursing Technicians (NTs) are students enrolled in a Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science Degree program or a Registered Nurse Associate Degree program. Must be in good standing and status in the nursing program. Candidates must have completed at least one quarter of Medical/Surgical Clinicals and have their BLS and ACLS.*** In order to be considered for this opportunity, following the submission of your resume, you must complete two assessments/attachments titled: *** US Work Authorization 11/2013 *** Criminal Conviction and Adverse Finding Disclosure - 11/2013 Please check to ensure your email address and telephone number are accurate on your complete resume. The Nursing Technician is responsible for nursing care and support of patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The following skills are REQUIRED for you to perform independently, or have performed in practice/simulation or clinical setting before you start employment. You will be asked to provide this checklist signed by your clinical nursing instructor before being able to receive a formal offer. If offered, you must have an active Nursing Technician Registration listed on the DOH before attending the new hire orientation session. ## University of Washington Medical Center Nursing Technician Skills List Infection Control * Handwashing * Hand Hygiene * Clean gloving * Application of PPE * Isolation Precautions * Sharps disposal Fall Precautions * Fall Risk * Fall Prevention Strategies Bedmaking * Making occupied bed * Making unoccupied bed Personal Hygiene * Showering a Patient o Use of Shower Chair * Bathing a Patient * Oral Care * Pericare * Use of bedside commode Vital Signs * Heart Rate * Respiratory Rate * Blood pressure o Manual o Automated o Orthostatic * Temperature (oral, temporal artery, axillary) * Weight (standing, bed) * Pulse Oximetry Removal of Urinary Catheter Removal of Peripheral IV Restraint Application & Monitoring Nonviolent - (e.g. soft wrist restraint) Violent - (e.g. locked restraint) Mobilizing Patients * Mobility/Strength assessment * Gait Belt application & mobilization * Mobilizing patient with walker * Mobilizing patient with wheelchair Tubes and Drains - purpose, location, emptying/ measurement of output (as appropriate) * Chest Tubes * Urinary Foley Catheter * NG tube * Small Bore Enteral Tubes * Gastric tubes * Jackson Pratt Drains * Hemovac Drains Point of Care Testing * Glucometer * Urine Drip * Hemoccult Pulmonary Toilet * Effective Cough * Incentive Spirometry Venous Thromboembolism Prevention * Application of Compression Stockings (e.g. TED hose) * Application and assessment of Sequential Compression Devices (SCD) Feeding * Adult 1:1 * Swallowing Precautions Bladder Scan 12 Lead EKG As a teaching hospital and research center, we're deeply committed to the enhancement of care for our patients - as well as the professional growth of our staff. As a testament to this commitment, we're proud to be recognized with Magnet Hospital status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In fact, we were the first hospital to receive this designation, and we continue to be the only hospital in the region with such status. We're also consistently named one of the nation's best hospitals, as reported by U.S. News and World Report. Such national recognition attests to our commitment to high-quality care, and to the outstanding professionalism and skill that exists at UWMC. As a nursing technician (nurse tech), you can be a part of this highly skilled team, working within a culture that is both innovative and collaborative. Here, you will work in tandem with physicians and other health care practitioners to provide superior, award-winning nursing care. In short, you will not only follow best practice, you will create it!
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.