Unit Secretary/Nursing Tech - Progressive Care 1 - Days
Rio Rancho, NM 
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Job Description
Unit Secretary/Nursing Tech - Progressive Care 1 - Days
Requisition ID 2022-30289 Category Clinical Care-Nursing Support Default: Location : City Rio Rancho Location : Name Presbyterian Rust Medical Ctr Default: Location : State/Province (Full Name) New Mexico
Overview


Summary:
Performs secretarial/clerical duties while acting as a communication center for the nursing unit. Performs specific patient care procedures (such as bedside testing) under the direction of a licensed Nurse and / or performs specific support-procedures for the operation of a Nursing or Clinical Department. Operates patient monitoring systems


Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 0.900000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: 12 Hour Days

Qualifications

Other information:
*High School/GED
*Medical clinical experience OR completion of Unit Secretary course OR completion of self-study module preferred.
*Completes a basic clinical skills lab and Nursing Assistant training course.
*Must successfully complete competency verification before starting on assigned unit.


Education:
Essential:
* High School Diploma or GED

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
*Courteously greets and directs customers. Promotes/facilitates accurate and timely unit communication. Keeps locator boards current

*Answers telephones and efficiently processes information, including accurately transcribing physicians orders

*Communicates and processes necessary paperwork/information for patient admissions, transfers and discharges. Responsible for Medical Record being complete and in order at discharge

*Maintains correct census and bed status report. Assembles patients charts and organizes them daily by filing pertinent reports and adding blank forms as needed

*Maintains and accounts for office supplies for the unit. Assists in maintaining nursing units cleanliness and orderliness

*Technician Duties: Monitors, collects and records information in the patient record. Collects and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data. Transports patients and documents action in patient record

*Participates in the nutritional well being of patients through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up and feeding. Accurately records input and output

*Assists with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene (shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare and bathing), positioning and ambulation

*Communicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unit

*Rounds on patients and families frequently to assess and address personal needs, concerns or comfort related issues. Reports information to responsible nurse for resolution when necessary

*Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes. Performs enemas and disimpactions. Removes peripheral, intravenous therapy lines. Performs phlebotomy on certain units after specific training

*Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac and fetal heart monitoring). Performs bedside testing such as Oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis and other tests

*Performs wound care and dressing changes. Removes staples and sutures. Assists nurses and physicians with sterile procedures. Assist with application and removal of restraints under the direction of an RN

*Applies oxygen delivery devices as ordered without altering settings or determining rates. Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen, and assures proper storage of E cylinders

*Documents all care provided in the appropriate place in the patient record. Assembles patient charts. Posts laboratory and other results in patient chart. Uses the computerized documentation system at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this description

*Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood products and equipment

*Insures cleanliness of nutrition areas and general unit. Cleans and stores equipment. Empties trash, linen bags and sharps containers. Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Processes broken equipment as directed. Maintains equipment logs as required

*Performs other functions as required.

Benefits


We offer more than the standard benefits!

Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!



Learn more about our employee benefits:


https://www.phs.org/careers/employee-benefits/Pages/default.aspx

Why work at Presbyterian?

As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.



Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.



About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.



Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.



About Our Regional Delivery System

Presbyterian's Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.



We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.



About New Mexico

New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.



Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.



New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.




AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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