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Responsibilities*

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
Under direct supervision from Registered Nurse, provides direct patient care by performing delegated procedures of a specialized and technical nature, which include obtaining hemodynamic measurements, setting up and maintaining specialized clinical equipment and other delegated nursing procedures.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Observe, monitor and report the overt physical condition of assigned patients for level of comfort, vital signs within established parameters, and/or skin integrity. Document observations in accordance with established protocols on treatment and report results to nurse, as appropriate.
Monitor, set-up and maintain the operations of clinical equipment such as bed scales, dopplers accuchecks and hemodynamic cables.
Change sterile dressings and perform sterile urinary catheterizations.
Collect blood specimens by withdrawing designated amount from arterial lines and/or cannulated lines.
Prepare, hang and change IV bottles, without additives, including priming of IV tubing; count and maintain fluid rate intake associated with patient intravenous therapy; record intake and output according to established procedures; remove peripheral line dressings, convert intravenous lines to heparin locks, as appropriate.
Assist patients with routine personal hygiene, including daily weights and patient nutrition and elimination.
Obtain necessary specimens as directed by registered nurse. Test specimens for electrolytes, ABGs, and SV02 calibration.

RELATED DUTIES
Maintain patient care area and supplies in an organized manner.
Stock totes/c-lockers; bring linen to the bedside daily.
Assist with patient discharge and admitting activities.

Required Qualifications*

High school diploma or equivalent is necessary.
Six months of direct patient care experience in an acute care facility is necessary.
Ability to work as part of a team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently toward a shared goal.

Desired Qualifications*

Ability to calibrate clinical equipment, monitor electronic instrumentation, recognize abnormal physiology and perform and record results of routine clinical testing procedures is necessary.

Course work in an Allied Health field, including basic science and math is desirable.

Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 32 hours/week
Shift/Hours/Days: 8 hour shifts, days every other weekend.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.