Nurse Tech Job Description

Nurse Tech Job Description

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Nurse tech provides direct basic care including; Collect data, Check Vital Signs, Perform POCT, and report to Registered Nurse, Witness Disclosure and Consent.

Nurse Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective nurse tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included nurse tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs as a team member in assisting with safe and effective care routine and activities of daily living
Demonstrates the ability to organize, prioritize and complete the various tasks duties and routines of a busy patient care workload in a timely manner
Demonstrates knowledge, competence and compassion in the care of patients with pain
Assists the licensed nurse with the transferring of patients to other health care facilities
Must be currently enrolled in an approved school of nursing program
Must maintain a current Basic Life Support Card
The Nurse Technician also provides non-professional nursing duties appropriate for the age of the patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the Nursing Practice Act and the hospital / department of nursing policies
The Nurse Technician supports the delivery of patient care in accordance with standards of care emphasizing basic hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living under the direction of the Registered Nurse to promote the achievement of identified patient outcomes
Turning and repositioning patient according to policy
Notifies nurse if skin breakdown observed

Nurse Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Nurse Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, BCLS, AHA, CNA, EKG, NYS

Education for Nurse Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the nurse tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Science, Nursing, Nursing Program, Graduate, Education, Nursing Assistant, School of Nursing, Supervision, Patient Care, Industrial

Skills for Nurse Tech

Desired skills for nurse tech include:

Ability to empty foley bags
Ability to obtain vital signs correctly
Ability to remove peripheral IV catheters
Ability to use computer and perform data entry
Normal parameters for vital signs for age specific population
JP’s and hemovacs
Ability to perform accuchecks and hemoccults
Basic nursing techniques and procedures and aseptic practices
Medical terminology
Aseptic practices

Desired experience for nurse tech includes:

Or is a graduate of a professional school of nursing who has taken but not successfully completed the State board of Nursing examination within the first year following graduation
Documented secretarial experience strongly preferred
One year experience in inpatient general hospital setting preferred
Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients
Strong communication skills & teamwork is essential for the benefit of your patients
Performs accucheks and hemocults per hospital procedure and documents

Nurse Tech Examples

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Nurse Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nurse tech
  • Removes peripheral IV catheters, disposes of in accordance with hospital bio hazardous waste policy, observes site and notifies nurse of condition
  • Empties Foley bags, JP’s, and hemovacs
  • Specimen Collection as assigned by RN and following hospital policy for patient identification
  • Takes vital signs, accurate weights, and measures intake/output and documents accurately
  • Transports patients with necessary equipment to destinations within scheduled time frames, observing correct techniques
  • Performs proper hand-washing techniques before, during, and after patient care at all times
  • Ensures restraints are applied properly according to FHT policy/procedure
  • Provides patient care to an assigned group of patients, utilizing basic skills and knowledge
  • Performs procedural tasks and assists ADL, considering patient's age and cultural/psychosocial factors
  • Observes and reports patient's condition, activities and needs to licensed nurse accurately and in a timely manner
Qualifications for nurse tech
  • Nursing student or completion of a licensed nursing assistant program is preferred
  • 6 months recent acute care experience is preferred
  • Demonstrates specialty skills and knowledge appropriate to patient population
  • Correctly performs technical procedures listed on the unit specific skills checklist as delegated by the Licensed Nurse
  • Documents data according to unit/hospital policy
  • Records I & O's, vital signs, and other data promptly
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a nurse tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for nurse tech
  • Attends mandatory in-services and meets unit educational standards
  • Accurately completes variance reports
  • Modifies behaviors or performance to comply with care standards and unit requirements
  • Performs environmental activities to maintain a clean and orderly patient room/unit
  • Completes assigned unit duties
  • Performs housekeeping duties as assigned
  • Transports patients, food, supplies and equipment, and specimens as necessary
  • Complete assigned nursing orders as directed by preceptor, including assisting patient with activities of daily living and taking vital signs
  • Observe patient status and responses
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, including environmental services and preparing/transporting patients for diagnostic services
Qualifications for nurse tech
  • Current Nursing Student that has completed Nursing Fundamentals I
  • Performs procedural tasks and assists ADL, considering the patient's age and cultural/psychosocial factors
  • Observes and reports the patient's condition, activities, and needs to licensed nurses accurately and in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates specialty skills and knowledge appropriate to the patient population
  • Support unit/hospital goals through PI and educational activities
  • Assist RN in all aspects of patient care and perform 12 lead EKG’S
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Nurse Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nurse tech
  • Provide assistance to patients waiting for radiology studies
  • Assist in patient transportation to and from departments, and transfers onto and off exam tables
  • Answer telephones, and assist the radiology technologist in patient triage
  • Observes and report the patient's condition, activities, and needs to licensed nurses accurately and in a timely manner
  • Vital Signs / Blood Sugar reads
  • Assist in preparing patients for procedure and post-procedure
  • Observes and reports the patient's condition, activities and needs to licensed nurse accurately and in a timely manner
  • Commits to Hourly Round
  • Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts
  • Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to perform activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence
Qualifications for nurse tech
  • Must have a current/valid NYS, Nurse Technician, EKG certified, CNA certification, High school or GED diploma required
  • One-year nurse technician experience in LTC facility or hospital setting required
  • The ability to lift, move and position patients
  • The position requires proof of completion of the first year/fundamentals of nursing, (or equivalent) of an accredited nursing school
  • This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to follow the written and verbal instructions, and to maintain effective working relations with others including patients families, physicians and other hospital associates
  • To remain at the status of a Nurse Tech, the employee must successfully pass and complete each semester
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Nurse Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nurse tech
  • Assist patient with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination
  • Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care
  • Participates as an active member of the healthcare team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues
  • Assist with patient safety issues such as presence of identification arm band, adherence to patient fall protocol and use of restraints, positioning of patient, promotion of an environment for rest and sleep, reporting of incidents/injury occurrences
  • Help the patient with daily activities
  • Promptly answering call lights
  • Reporting any issues or progress observed
  • Must Have Current AHA BLS
  • Must be Currently Enrolled in and Attending an Accredited Nursing Program and Have Completed at Least 1 Semester (Must Include Anatomy and Physiology)
  • Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN
Qualifications for nurse tech
  • Is a graduate of a professional school of nursing who has taken but not successfully completed the State board of Nursing examination within the first year following graduation
  • Maintains enrollment in a professional school of nursing
  • A nursing student enrolled in a professional school of nursing program with successful course completion of Medical/Surgical Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing & Skills, and maintains enrollment
  • A graduate of a professional school of nursing who has taken but not successfully completed the State board of Nursing examination within the first year following graduation
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited RN program
  • American Heart Association (AHA) BLS certification is required
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a nurse tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nurse tech
  • Participates in growth opportunities
  • This is a PRN position in the PCU Dept
  • This is a PRN position in the Med Surg Intermediate Dept
  • Current enrollment in an accredited Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science Degree program or a Registered Nurse Associate Degree program, with satisfactory completion of at least one academic term (quarter or semester) which includes a clinical component
  • A nursing student enrolled in a professional school of nursing program with successful course completion of Medical/Surgical Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing & Skills, and maintains enrollment OR
  • High School Diploma with at least 1 year of experience preferred
Qualifications for nurse tech
  • High School Diploma (or GED), current enrollment in an accredited Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science Degree program or a Registered Nurse Associate Degree program, with satisfactory completion of at least one academic term (quarter or semester) which includes a clinical component
  • This is a PRN position in the Emergency Department
  • This is a PRN position in the Med Surg Dept
  • This is a PRN position in the PCU
  • EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
  • Enrollment in an accredited nursing program and/or completion of Fundamentals in Nursing

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