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Virginia Mason Memorial Nurse Technician in Yakima, Washington

ROLE SUMMARY

The Nurse Technician provides direct patient care under the supervision of an RN. The Nurse Technician assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), changes dressings, and performs other treatments and procedures in accordance with the training received through their nursing degree program and WA State regulations.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Gathers information about the patient and administers nursing care, including taking vital signs and observing signs and symptoms of disease/illness.

  2. Assists patients with ADLs, including, but not limited to, feeding, bathing, toileting, basic hygiene, skin care and mobility (ambulating, turning, positioning, and range of motion); provides such additional care as might be required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.

  3. Performs a variety of advanced patient care tasks as delegated by an RN, including, but not limited to, sterile dressing changes and wound irrigation, finger sticks for capillary blood glucose testing and urinary catheterizations, all in accordance with formal training received through their nursing degree program and Washington State regulations.

  4. Collects, delivers and conducts routine tests on patient specimens.

  5. Escorts or transports patients to various hospital locations.

  6. Cleans assigned area; stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Education: Current enrollment in a Registered Nurse ADN or BSN degree program and completion of at least one academic term that included a clinical component.

Experience: Previous hospital experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) licensure as a Nursing Technician-Registered required before beginning employment. American Heart Association BLS required.

About Us:

Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM), part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. We are seeking employees with a passion for patients and customer service!

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and continuing education and training. At VMM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by inspiring people to thrive, we can transform lives. Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

“Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”

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