UofL Health

Burn Tech/Unit Coordinator, Burn Unit, UofL Health, 7a-7p, Full Time

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2022-25717
Category
Nurses
Department
6E BURN [3304]
Job Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Performs clerical duties on the unit under the direction of the Licensed Nursing Personnel.   Applies proper and professional communication skills between personnel within the department and to other departments in relationship to patient care.  Presents a personable and professional attitude to physicians, patients, families, visitors, and co-workers. Provides clinical patient care support in a caring, safe, efficient manner, under the direction of an RN.  Performs other functions including phlebotomy, EKG lead placement, respiratory functions, and burn wound care. This employee adheres to the values of patient and family centered care.

Responsibilities

 

1.

 

Provides clinical patient care support in a caring, safe, efficient manner, under the direction of an RN.

 

2.

 

Presents a pleasant, courteous, effective manner with telephone conversations and interactions with others.

 

3.

 

Assembles patient medical records and maintains proper order of records within the chart.

 

4.

 

Orders stock; maintains and enters charged items at the end of the shift according to procedure.

 

5.

 

Sets up admission charts and disassembles discharged and transferred charts, checking for completeness.

 

6.

 

Handles desk communications properly and promptly, including responding immediately to intercom, pages and routing of messages to appropriate person.

 

7.

 

Miantanes teletracking board, including adding staff assignments, transport and changes.

 

8.

 

Routes requests for patient information to nurse promptly and accurately.

 

9.

 

Ability to transfer patiens in Star system.

 

10.

 

Collects required unit data.

 

11.

 

Orients new personnel in UC and Burn tech role.

 

12.

 

Performs other duties as assigned by Licensed Nursing Personnel.

 

13. 

 

Responds appropriately in lifesaving situations.

 

14.

 

Measures and documents intake and output, heights and weights, and vital signs.

 

15.

 

Applies, monitors, and documents restraint usage.

 

16.

 

Preforms EKG

 

17.

 

Performs and documents point-of-care testing.

 

18.

 

Performs and documents patient mobility and exercise, comfort, rest, and sleep care needs. 

 

19.

 

Performs and documents patient hygiene, grooming, and dressing, skin and nail care, dietary, toileting and elimination needs.

 

20.

 

Assists with admitting, physical examination, transferring, and discharging patients.

 

21.

 

Transports patients, lab work, specimens, and blood.

 

22.

 

Organizes equipment and supplies.

 

23.

 

Completes bedmaking and cleaning assignments on the unit.

 

24.

 

Performs and documents perineal care, and applies unsterile hot/cold packs/compresses, bandages, and elastic stockings.

 

25.

 

Safely and correctly operates equipment (i.e. beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, hypo/hyperthermia unit, mechanical lifts, bed scales).

 

26.

 

Receives oncoming and gives offgoing reports. 

 

27.

 

Adheres to Universal precaution, infection control, OSHA, and other regulatory policies and procedures.  Maintains safe work practices and follows facility safety procedures.

 

28.

 

Performs venipuncture for specimen collection under the direction of the RN/LPN.  Appropriately labels and ensures delivery to the Clinical Laboratory.

 

29.

 

Performs respiratory care equipment application and monitoring under the direction of the RN/LPN. 

 

30.

 

Prepares supplies and environment for burn wound care.

 

31.

 

Cleans equipment and room after burn dressing completed.

 

32.          Assists in the removal and application of burn dressings and topical agents.

33.          Assists the RN with non-excisional debridment.

 

34.          Assists in the application of stents and positioning devices.

 

35.          Maintains BLS and NCIV training.

36.          Photographs burn wounds per unit protocol.

37.          Participates in classes and workshops pertaining to the care of the burn patient.

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

 

High School Graduate or equivalent, completion of a recognized Clinical Assistant. Medical Assistant or EMT Training Program or Nursing Students who have completed Fundamentals of Nursing Course from an accredited school of nursing

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

External candidates One of the following is Prefered: Certification as a Nursing Assistant (C.N.A), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), must be current and in good standing with state licensing board,  or be enrolled in an accredited school of nursing with completion of Fundamentals of Nursing Course.  LPN’s may apply. Medical terminology and computer skills required.

 

Internal candidates:  Same as External Applicants

or

Must have a minimum of 1-year work experience with the U of L Hospital and completion of an onsite CA Fundamentals Class. All candidates must have the following: ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed oral, written and illustrated instructions; ability to write simple sentences to complete forms, chart patient data and detail medical instructions for subsequent care; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, care givers, other employees and the general public.

 

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION:

 

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Required

 

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