NURSING TECHNICIAN - UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER ACUTE CARE

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $74,000 - $98,000 a year
EducationSkills
The University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle is recruiting Nursing Technicians to start this Spring, work through the summer, and when available in the Fall and Winter. Flexibility in shift availability highly desirable.

Registered Nursing Technicians (NTs) are students enrolled in a Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science Degree program or a Registered Nurse Associate Degree program. Must be in good standing and status in the nursing program.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, following the submission of your resume, you must complete three assessments/attachments titled:

US Work Authorization 11/2013
Criminal Conviction and Adverse Finding Disclosure - 11/2013
UWMC Nursing Technician Questionnaire 1/18
Please check to ensure your email address and telephone number are accurate on your complete resume.

The Nursing Technician is responsible for nursing care and support of patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The following skills are REQUIRED for you to perform independently, or have performed in practice/simulation or clinical setting before you start employment. You will be asked to provide this checklist signed by your clinical nursing instructor before being able to receive a formal offer. If offered, you must have an active Nursing Technician Registration listed on the DOH before attending the new hire orientation session.

## University of Washington Medical Center
Nursing Technician Skills List

Infection Control
  • Handwashing
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Clean gloving
  • Application of PPE
  • Isolation Precautions
  • Sharps disposal
Fall Precautions
  • Fall Risk
  • Fall Prevention Strategies
Bedmaking
  • Making occupied bed
  • Making unoccupied bed
Personal Hygiene
  • Showering a Patient
o Use of Shower Chair
  • Bathing a Patient
  • Oral Care
  • Pericare
  • Use of bedside commode
Vital Signs
  • Heart Rate
  • Respiratory Rate
  • Blood pressure
o Manual
o Automated
o Orthostatic
  • Temperature (oral, temporal artery, axillary)
  • Weight (standing, bed)
  • Pulse Oximetry
Removal of Urinary Catheter
Removal of Peripheral IV
Restraint Application & Monitoring
Nonviolent – (e.g. soft wrist restraint)
Violent – (e.g. locked restraint)

Mobilizing Patients
  • Mobility/Strength assessment
  • Gait Belt application & mobilization
  • Mobilizing patient with walker
  • Mobilizing patient with wheelchair
Tubes and Drains – purpose, location, emptying/ measurement of output (as appropriate)
  • Chest Tubes
  • Urinary Foley Catheter
  • NG tube
  • Small Bore Enteral Tubes
  • Gastric tubes
  • Jackson Pratt Drains
  • Hemovac Drains
Point of Care Testing
  • Glucometer
  • Urine Drip
  • Hemoccult
Pulmonary Toilet
  • Effective Cough
  • Incentive Spirometry
Venous Thromboembolism Prevention
  • Application of Compression Stockings (e.g. TED hose)
  • Application and assessment of Sequential Compression Devices (SCD)
Feeding
  • Adult 1:1
  • Swallowing Precautions
Bladder Scan
12 Lead EKG

As a teaching hospital and research center, we're deeply committed to the enhancement of care for our patients - as well as the professional growth of our staff. As a testament to this commitment, we're proud to be recognized with Magnet Hospital status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In fact, we were the first hospital to receive this designation, and we continue to be the only hospital in the region with such status. We're also consistently named one of the nation's best hospitals, as reported by U.S. News and World Report.

Such national recognition attests to our commitment to high-quality care, and to the outstanding professionalism and skill that exists at UWMC. As a nursing technician (nurse tech), you can be a part of this highly skilled team, working within a culture that is both innovative and collaborative. Here, you will work in tandem with physicians and other health care practitioners to provide superior, award-winning nursing care. In short, you will not only follow best practice, you will create it!
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.