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Rush University Medical Center Sr Interventional Technician - Perioperative Care Unit, Full-Time in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Sr Interventional Technician - Perioperative Care Unit, Full-Time

Department:

PERIOPERATIVE & INTERVENTIONAL SERVICES

Shift:

1st

Full/Part:

Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty:

Perioperative Nursing

Job Number:

2020-3249

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic Sr. Interventional Technician to join our innovative Perioperative Care Unit department at Rush University Medical Center!

General Summary:

The Sr. Interventional Technician performs a variety of clinical and environmental tasks under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The Interventional Technician exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Highlights:

  • Under the direction of the RN, participates in the implementation of individualized plans of care Assists patients in preparing for procedure as indicated by the patient's individual needs and abilities.

  • Obtains patient data and documents accurately in the specific patient's medical record in real time.

  • Immediately reports changes in patient condition to the appropriate RN.

  • Assists with admission, discharge, and transport under the direction of the Registered Nurse, prioritizes work flow.

  • Transports laboratory specimens and patient belongings as required.

  • Obtains blood products, supplies and equipment, patient belongings as necessary.

  • Rounds assigned areas on a regular basis according to unit protocols.

  • Performs point of care testing.

  • Provides assistance to staff in all types of procedures which may include assisting with equipment, assisting with difficult or combative patients and helping to provide emotional support to patients.

  • Responds in a timely manner to pick-up and deliver specimen to appropriate areas within the Medical Center. Communicates to responsible RN prior to removing specimen from room. Documents movement of specimen within unit protocol.

  • Assists nurse with patient positioning and transporting of patients as requested by the nursing staff and with the emptying and disposal of fluids related to uncomplicated tubes and drains.

  • Performs phlebotomy as assigned.

  • Demonstrates competency in the use of select unit specific monitors, pumps, and other equipment.

  • Monitors arterial puncture sites on a continuous basis for any signs of unusual bleeding, reports all unexpected bleeding or changes to the site to responsible Registered Nurse.

  • Performs appropriate actions as identified in Standard of Care for Arterial Puncture sites (to be developed).

  • Responsible for the maintaining inventory, restocking supplies with supply Chain staff and identifying items needed for reorder.

  • Maintains a safe work environment: Keeps patient rooms and unit orderly according to guidelines and unit routine

  • Patient satisfaction: Participates in all patient satisfaction initiatives. Assists patient's family members and visitors proactively at all times. Maintains strict confidentiality of all patient information and records. Treats patient visitors and staff with respect.

Position Qualifications :

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Prior formal clinical training is required. This may include CMA, CNA, PCT, EMT, corpsman, paramedic, and nursing or medical student experience with phlebotomy experience.

  • Prior clinical experience in an acute care setting is preferred.

  • Successful completion of the institutional screening examination.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of age specific variables and growth and development.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the telephone and patient call system(s).

  • Successful completion of PCT course with subsequent demonstration of required competency

  • Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.

  • Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40 lbs. and supporting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.

  • Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds

  • Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University MedicalCenter,Rush University,Rush Oak Park HospitalandRush Health.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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