Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Hendersonville
Join a family of caregivers who provide whole person care; body - mind - spirit, to people living in communities accross Western North Carolina.
AdventHealth Hendersonville offers the uncommon compassion of a hometown community hospital powered by the support of a national healthcare system enablilng it to provide services, technologies and facilities to meet the whole health needs of our communities.
Faith based organization that extends Christ's healing ministry to every person, every time.
Co-workers who feel like family and together deliver on our Service Standards of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy and Own It.
As a part of the more than 1,100 team members who make up AdventHealth Hendersonville, you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunites for growth and leadership development.
You Will Be Responsible For
Performs as a team member in assisting with safe and effective care routine and activities of daily living (ADLs). Assists patients with their activities of daily living including but not limited to basic hygiene, skin care, nutritional and dietary needs, elimination needs, physical activity needs and all comfort measures. Always maintains respect and privacy.
Obtain and document vital signs per unit standards. Report abnormal finding to the licensed
nurse in a prompt manner.
Collects lab specimens as directed, per hospital standards.
Collects, reports and accurately documents intake and output information for assigned patient
Ensures personal hygiene and comfort care is delivered to all patients.
Inspects skin condition on all patients for potential skin breakdown and implements preventive
measures per wound/skin protocol and communicates changes in skin integrity to the licensed
Carries out unit routines including but not limited to the following: water as needed, keep patient rooms stocked, assist in keeping patient rooms in a clean and neat condition, keep patient bedside trays within a safe reach.
Notifies licensed nurse of problematic IV sites and discontinues peripheral IV sites per licensed
Discontinues nasogastric tube per hospital policy as directed by licensed nurse.
Completes basic care treatments and documentation as directed by licensed nurse. Maintains
a safe environment.
Conducts intentional patient safety/comfort rounds, per unit nurse visits practice.
Responds promptly to patient call lights and basic patient care needs, per unit practice. Immediately notifies nurse of any situation/observation, which would require nursing evaluation.
Transports patient as directed by health care team.
Performs patient glucometer testing, informs nurse of results and documents these per procedure; performs glucometer controls.
Precepts new employees
Set up 5-lead ECGâ€™s
Nurse Technician IIâ€™s working in the Emergency Department may be allowed to start IV's following satisfactory competency.
Inserts and discontinues urethral/straight catheter using sterile technique in both the male and female patient per licensed nurse instructions following hospital policy and implements preventive measures per wound/skin protocol.
Demonstrates the ability to organize, prioritize and complete the various tasks duties and routines
of a busy patient care workload in a timely manner.
Notifies the department nurse manager or shift clinical leader and the appropriate Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse of any deviation from routine or assigned tasks for assistance and review.
Acts as a communication liaison for the patient, facility and interdisciplinary health care team.
Demonstrates knowledge and competence in communicating and providing basic are to the
following age specific patient populations: the geriatric patient, the adult patient and the adolescent patient in a caring, compassionate manner.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to provide care to the following scope of patients, but not limited to, the medical patient, the orthopedic patient, the pre- and post-surgical patient, and the telemetry monitored patient.
Demonstrates knowledge, compassion and competence in the care of patients with pain. Provides age appropriate comfort measures to all patients within the scope of practice. Communicates all observed (verbal and nonverbal) and reported complaints of pain to the appropriate nurse and charge nurse.
Assists nurse with patient admissions, transfers, discharges, pre-ops and post-ops patients per hospital routines.
Assists nurse with patient transfers/discharges and notifies charge nurse and patientâ€™s nurse promptly upon completion.
Demonstrates knowledge and competence in the use of diversional activities, the monitoring activities of patients in restraints, the application of restraints and removal of restraints.
Demonstrates ability to utilize time in a productive and effective manner to meet the needs of the nursing unit both independently and under the direction and guidance of the nurse. Readily assists nursing personnel as needed and instructed throughout shift.
Demonstrates ability to benefit from coaching, guidance, counseling and constructive feedback concerning job performance and responsibilities.
Provides clerical assistance as needed. Utilizes electronic medical record or paper documentation as appropriate. Replenishes necessary forms daily (i.e., Progress Notes, MD Order Sheets, etc.).
Reports equipment malfunctions and processes work orders per policy.
When assigned, responsible for documentation of daily refrigerator temps and weekly cleaning of unit refrigerators and staff lounges.
Assists in proper care, maintenance and storage of all unit and patient care equipment (i.e. keeps thermometers, glucometers, intravenous pumps, patient lift devices (etc.) in clean working order per unit-accepted process.
Transports specimens to the lab and runs errands as needed and directed.
Functions as a sitter, after completing appropriate training.
Floats as assigned to another unit per request, to provide support within Nurse Technician role.
May respond to the codes within the hospital, as appropriate per training, and follows directions from the code leader.
Other related miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned by the CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER and/or shift CLINICAL LEADER.
What You Will Need
Must demonstrate an understanding of the age specific care requirements (i.e. proper size/selection of patient equipment, communication and safety needs) for geriatric, adult, adolescent and pediatric populations.
Ability to pay close attention when carrying out the multiple assigned duties.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
Must be currently enrolled in, or graduated from, an approved school of nursing program.
Must maintain a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Card.
May perform the duties in compliance with the role and responsibilities specific to the Nurse Technician, having demonstrated competency in nursing school and under the direct observation of a licensed nurse (RN/LPN). Primary function is to assist with the basic care needs of the patient as well as to perform clinical skills as assigned which may include but are not limited to: baisc care routines and procedures, vital signs, glucometer skills. This position proactively functions as a team member in the delivery of safe, competent, therapeutic and cost-effective patient care, assisting in the care of the following patient populations: geriatric, adult, adolescent and pediatric patients. Adheres to the essential practices as determined by the institution, including topics such as hand hygiene. Adheres to the Corporate Compliance plan, to the rules and regulations of all local, state and federal agencies and to the standards of all accrediting bodies.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.