Clinical Technician: Colorectal Surgical Oncology Unit

Location: Baltimore, Maryland US

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Requisition Number: 200423

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POSITION SUMMARY: Clinical Technician

Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, and taking into consideration the 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.

 

COMPETENCIES:

A. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of at least one college course. Allied Health discipline preferred within two years or corpsman training.

B. -Knowledge of aseptic technique, basis 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.

C. Skills/Basic analytical ability is required to:

-Operate electronic monitoring equipment

-Determine appropriate information and resources needed r/t clinical situation

-Organize and summarize information.

-Make judgments 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.

-Demonstrate skills in performing routine patient care activities (i.e. VS, pulse, oximetry, ht/wt, abdominal girth).

-Ability to document legibly using a writing instrument.

-Ability to use computer keyboard functions to input and obtain data.

D. Required Licensure/Certification: Current Maryland Nursing Assistant certification.

E. Work Experience: One year of acute care (hospital) tech experience during the most recent two years in a setting relevant to the unit; volunteer work as EMT or CRT may be considered.

F. Machines, Tools, Equipment: General Physiological monitoring and patient care equipment such as defibrillator and cardiac monitor.

 

DIMENSIONS:

A. Budget Responsibility: Requires effective use of resources and cost awareness.

B. Authority/Decision Making: Follows established procedures and protocols.

C. Supervisory Responsibility: May assign tasks and provide guidance and direction to assistive personnel; including Support Associate and/or Clerical Associate.

 

PROBLEM SOLVING:

-Identifies signs indicative of impending changes in patient care situation and notifies appropriate individual. Participates in identifying approaches or solutions.

 

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

-Reads and interprets medical record and physician orders.

-Reads and interprets equipment readings in conjunction with patient information.

-Knowledgeable of operating parameters of patient care equipment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

-Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, radiation, and pharmacological agents.

-Work requires standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.

-Work requires lifting and/or positioning patients and transporting wheelchairs, beds and related equipment.

-Work requires manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform delegated patient care procedures.

-Work may require contact with aggressive and/or combative patients.

-Employees in this position will be required to adhere to work availability and unit scheduling requirements. This may include, but is not limited to availability status, on call, and shift work.

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

 

City: Baltimore

State: Maryland

Community / Marketing Title: Clinical Technician: Colorectal Surgical Oncology Unit

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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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Job Number: 18505

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