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Become A Student Nurse Technician

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Working As A Student Nurse Technician

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $31,140

    Average Salary

What Does A Student Nurse Technician Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Responds to patient calls, anticipates patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort through regular rounds, environmental maintenance and other appropriate safety measures.
* Records vital signs and intake and output when requested into the patient record and/or computer.
* Reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents/problems.
* Performs nursing procedures which do not require the skill/knowledge or judgement of a licensed professional and which may be safely delegated in accordance with nursing policies and procedures.
* Prepares and assists patients with meals.
* Feeds patients as directed.
* Distributes nourishments and drinking water.
* Assures patient privacy while providing personal and routine care.
* Establishes and maintains professional interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient information.
* Offers to assist co-workers and all team members to complete work assignments.
* Participates in patient care conferences and contributes to planning patient care.
* Qualifications

What Does A Student Nurse Technician Do At Ascension Health

* Assists with treatments ordered by physician and supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN).
* Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living.
* Reports findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
* Assists with keeping patient rooms clean and orderly.
* Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to population specific facilitating timely and individualized care of assigned patients.
* Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to appropriate patient population.
* Adheres to organizational safety practices and standards.
* Other Duties as assigned
* Follows safe guidelines and limitations for receiving, transporting, and stocking of intravenous (IV) fluids as related to specified essential job duties.
* Ensures that intravenous (IV) fluids are kept safe and secure, have not been tampered with and are not expired.
* Intravenous(IV) fluids are defined as solutions containing 5 % dextrose, 0
* sodium chloride or combinations of these two solutions

What Does A Student Nurse Technician Do At Catholic Health Initiatives

* Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination.
* Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, and patient acuity.
* Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.
* Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist.
* Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN.
* Obtains, labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products).
* Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
* Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.
* Maintains a neat and organized work environment.
* Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.
* Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.
* Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities.
* Participates in growth opportunities.
* Qualifications

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How To Become A Student Nurse Technician

Psychiatric technicians typically need postsecondary education, and aides need at least a high school diploma. Both technicians and aides get on-the-job training.

Education

Psychiatric technicians typically have a postsecondary certificate. Often, they have experience as a nursing assistant or a licensed practical nurse and have completed postsecondary education in nursing.

Some psychiatric technicians also may have a postsecondary certificate or associate’s degree in psychiatric or mental health technology. These programs are offered by community colleges and technical schools and include courses in biology, psychology, and counseling. Psychiatric technician programs may include supervised work experience or cooperative programs, in which students gain academic credit for structured work experience.

Psychiatric aides typically need a high school diploma.

Training

Psychiatric technicians and aides usually have a short period of on-the-job training before they can work without direct supervision.

Training may include working with patients while under the close supervision of an experienced technician or aide. Technicians and aides also may attend workshops, lectures, or inservice training.

Work Experience

Psychiatric technicians typically need clinical experience, which can be gained by working in occupations such as nursing assistant or licensed practical nurse.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Because psychiatric technicians and aides spend much of their time interacting with patients, they should be caring and want to help people.

Interpersonal skills. Psychiatric technicians and aides often provide ongoing care for patients, so they should be able to develop a rapport with them. Gaining such rapport makes psychiatric technicians and aides better able to treat their patients and evaluate their condition.

Observational skills. Technicians must watch patients closely and be sensitive to any changes in behavior. For their safety and that of their patients, they must recognize signs of discomfort or trouble among patients.

Patience. Working with the mentally ill can be emotionally challenging. Psychiatric technicians and aides must be able to stay calm in stressful situations.

Physical stamina. Psychiatric technicians and aides must be able to lift, move, and sometimes restrain patients. They must also be able to spend much of their time on their feet.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states do not license psychiatric technicians. California is one of the larger states that does. For those states which license them, technicians usually are required to complete an accredited education program, pass an exam, and pay a fee to be licensed.

Psychiatric aides are not required to be licensed.

The American Association of Psychiatric Technicians offers four levels of certification for psychiatric technicians. The certifications allow technicians to show a high level of professional competency. Requirements vary by certification.

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Top Skills for A Student Nurse Technician

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Top Student Nurse Technician Skills

  1. Vital Signs
  2. IV
  3. Perform Ekgs
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Completed EKG's, documented, and recorded vital signs on new admissions.
  • Work collaboratively with RN to assist patients
  • Perform EKGs and provide postmortem care while maintaining patient dignity.
  • Assist patient's with ADLs.
  • Tested patients' blood glucose levels.

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