A nurse extender is responsible for direct and/or indirect nursing care for assigned patients under the direction of an RN and works on various medical/surgical or specialty areas. Duties include demonstrating competency in strong basic patient care skills, timely and accurate documentation of objective and subjective data, clerical/courier duties, stocking, transporting, performing EKG's, phlebotomy, specific patient care duties, and other departmental duties as requested. Actively demonstrates a passion for patient care while demonstrating service recovery if needed and displays service excellence at all times.
The employee works on the different medical/surgical units or specialty areas based on the staffing needs of each nursing unit. Assignments may vary from day to day. Contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting, reporting and documenting objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner. Notifies the appropriate nursing team members/team leaders and medical staff of changes in the patient's status. Collects and records information pertinent to the patient's status. Collaborates with all team members in the continuous evaluation of the patient, including responses to nursing interventions. Participates in the revisions to the patient care plan when appropriate. Assists with administration and delivery of medications, treatments and other patient care duties as ordered by the Physician.
The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status. He or she must also be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. The employee must also provide the care needed as described in the nursing unit's policies and procedures.
Challenging and rewarding work environment
Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan