Critical Care Technician – Forrest General Hospital – Hattiesburg, MS

Job Summary:
The Critical Care Technician performs under the direct supervision of the RN and is delegated assignments by the RN to achieve quality patient care. He/she is involved in the implementation phase of the nursing process. Responsible for the secretarial aspects of patient care and the environmental management of the work unit. Directly accountable to the Patient Care Manager

Performance Expectations:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide technical care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to collect data and relays appropriate data to nurse, status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.
  • Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and provides care.
  • Embraces and practices We Care philosophy in all aspects of patient, visitor, co-worker, employee and non-employee care.
  • Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports and verbal communication.
  • Communicates pertinent patient information to all health care team members.
  • Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoing competencies, equipment and certifications to include telemetry monitoring, EKG Interpretation, and Basic Life Support certification.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for each unit’s population by rendering professional care including obtaining blood sugars, restraints, suicide precautions, bathing, dressing, ambulating, and feeding patients.
  • Demonstrates technical aptitude for working, troubleshooting, and assisting the nurse with multiples pieces of equipment used for patient care including but not limited to telemetry monitoring devices and blood glucose monitoring.
  • Demonstrates the aptitude for safely positioning and/or assisting the nurse to safely position the patient using a variety of devices such as but not limited to abduction pillows, splints, slings, braces, neck collars, walkers, crutches, immobilizers, and specialty beds.
  • Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection control and compliance standards.
  • Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures and standards of care in performing duties
  • Provides for exceptional patient and coworker experiences by following our standards of practice of always using positive language (Heart-Head-Heart ™).

Qualifications:

Education/Skills:
High School Diploma/GED and completion of an approved Nurse Aide training course preferred. If no experience as a Nurse Aide then successful completion of Acute Care Technician course at FGH during clinical orientation required. Will have 2 hours of stroke education during orientation and 1 hour of annual stroke education. . Successful completion of Monitor Tech course at FGH and completion of forty hours of training with a current Monitor Tech required within 6 months of the hire date if the class is available and staffing permits.

Work Experience:
Prior experience working as a Nurse Aide preferred.

Certification/Licensure:
Required to maintain a current BLS at all times. Attend Basic Coronary Class and then pass EKG interpretation quarterly.

Certification/ Licensure:

Required

Preferred

Timeframe

X

Within 3 months of employment

Basic Life Support

X

Within 3 months of employment

Rhythm Strip Interpretation for techs

X

Within 3 months of employment

Basic Coronary Class

Mental Demands:
Ability to perform as a team member cooperates with others, follow directions precisely, demonstrate initiative, and function under stress.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24,000.00 – $24,015.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Critical & Intensive Care

Physical Setting:

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends

Supplemental Pay:

  • Differential pay
  • Overtime pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees, patients, and guest are required to wear mask.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

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