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RML Specialty Hospital

Hinsdale, IL

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse and according to established policies and procedures, provides basic nursing care to patients. Assists professional nurses and respiratory therapists with complex patient care up to the validated level of training. Provides age and developmentally appropriate care to adult and geriatric patients and their families.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Exemplifies the RML REACH (Service Excellence) culture by demonstrating respect, excellence, appreciation, concern and honor in all interactions with patients, families and co-workers, and as identified in departmental and hospital wide behavioral expectations.

Provides technical nursing care up to the validated level of training for the individual, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Records information promptly and accurately in the medical record. All care provided is consistent with and appropriate to the age and developmental status of adult and geriatric patients. The patient care technician:

Provides timely and complete personal hygiene care and activities of daily living, including bathing, turning, weighing, toileting, ambulating, positioning, and feeding patients. Provides post mortem care. Uses appropriate personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, and isolation practices in all situations.

Obtains vital signs and other patient data collection, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration. Measures and records patient intake and output. Performs calorie counts. Empties urinary drainage bags, linen hampers, etc. Removes and replaces patient soft restraints according to policy after initial restraints have been applied by RN.

Supports the established respiratory care needs of patients. Replaces tracheostomy mask, nasal cannula or ventilator tubing that has become disconnected or displaced, and notifies RN or RCP. Replaces pulse oximeter probe on patient’s finger; observes pulse oximeter readings while providing care and notifies nurse or RCP of low readings. Reports pulse oximeter, v

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