Clinical Technician: Medical Progressive Care Unit
Location: Baltimore, Maryland US
Requisition Number: 192011
The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Medical Progressive Care Unit is a 21-bed high acuity step-down unit, caring for critically ill adult medical patients. Patient population includes those with complex organ disease, requiring mechanical ventilation, vasoactive drips, and continuous monitoring. Common medical diagnoses include sepsis, respiratory failure, GI bleed, liver failure, and DKA. This is a highly skilled floor, from which new staff will gain instrumental experience. Nurse to patient ratios are 2:1 or 3:1 depending on acuity. There is opportunity for growth on the MPCU, regardless of where you are in your career!
Shifts: 12 Hour Rotating Shifts
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Active Nursing Assistant Certification in Maryland is required
- 1 year of acute care (hospital) tech experience during the most recent 2 years is required (EMT or CRT experience may be considered)
- BLS CPR certification required: AHA, Red Cross, or Military Training Network accepted
Clinical Technicians at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have the opportunity to provide highly skilled and compassionate patient- and family-centered care as a contributing member of the health care team. Ongoing education is provided to all Clinical Technicians to ensure that all techs perform at the highest level of their certification and scope of practice. During your first year, you will have the opportunity to attend eight days of training off the unit, which provide interactive learning activities to support your personal and professional development.
Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, and taking into consideration the age and developmental needs of the patient, performs routine patient activities and delegated patient care procedures of a specialized and technical nature which includes observing and monitoring patient condition, identifying changes in collected patient data and notifying nurse, setting-up and maintaining specialized clinical equipment, knowledge of aseptic technique, collecting blood specimens and performing related, delegated nursing procedures.
Knowledge: Knowledge of aseptic technique, basic wound care, patient safety, and patient transport techniques. Knowledge of recording and reporting pertinent clinical data.Knowledge of setting up and management of specialized patient care equipment.
Skills: Basic analytical ability is required to: Operate electronic monitoring equipment Recognize abnormal signs and symptoms and subtle changes in patient condition Determine appropriate information and resources needed r/t clinical situation Organize and summarize information Make judgements regarding routine patient care activities within scope of practice. Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality patient care.Demonstrated skills in performing routine patient care activities. Ability to document legibly using a writing instrument. Ability to use computer keyboard functions to input and obtain data.
Work Experience: One year of recent patient care experience in a setting relevant to the unit; volunteer work as EMT or CRT may be considered, as appropriate.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent, and successful completion of a certified nursing assistant training and additional technical training appropriate to the clinical setting. This training must be at a level of medical technician, corpsman or 30 credit hours in an Allied Health discipline.
Certification, Licensure, etc: Nursing Assistant certification
Community / Marketing Title: Clinical Technician: Medical Progressive Care Unit
Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States. Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.
Johns Hopkins Medicine's vision, "Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine," is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.
Johns Hopkins Medicine operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 22 years, most recently in 2013. For information about Johns Hopkins Medicine, its clinical programs or for help in choosing a personal physician, call 410-955-5000.
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Location_formattedLocationLong: Baltimore, Maryland US
Job Number: 17122