Nurse Technician Job Description

Nurse Technician Job Description

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Nurse technician provides assessment, treatment, and patient care responsibilities with knowledge of patient growth and development, and are as appropriate to the ages of the patient served.

Nurse Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The Nursing Assistant will appropriately communicate with physicians, co-workers, volunteers, other hospital departments, and patient family members according to the standards of behavior
The Nursing Assistant will increase knowledge and skills related to patient care by attending workshops, formal classes, seminars and inservices
Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending on assigned area and shift
Under the general direction of the Unit Supervisor and the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Vocational Nurse for the Immediate Medical Unit, the Nursing Assistant provides a variety of patient care activities and accommodative services to the adolescent, young adult, middle adult, and older adult patients admitted for medical oncology problems
Under the general direction of the Unit Supervisor and the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Vocational Nurse for the Medical/Surgical Unit, the Nursing Assistant provides a variety of patient care activities and accommodative services to the adolescent, young adult, middle adult, and older adult patients admitted for medical/surgical/ problems
Demonstrates proficiency in taking vital signs (TPR, B/P), able to take B/P manually with electronic B/P machine
Participate in all aspects of the nursing care process under the guidance of the registered nurse and within the scope of the nurse technician’s education
Perform nursing procedures as assigned and as trained
Actively assist in evaluation / updating the patient’s plan of care by reviewing subjective and objective data and accurately documenting the updates on the care plan
Document accurately, promptly and appropriately according to hospital policy

Nurse Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Nurse Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, BCLS, CPR, CNT, CNA, EKG, C.N.A, AHA

Education for Nurse Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Nurse Technician

Desired skills for nurse technician include:

Medical terminology
Human growth and development
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Assessment range of treatment
Complies with all policies and procedures related to the performance of job duties
Principals of human growth and development over the life span
Care of patients
Physical examination data norms
Regulatory standards and compliance requirements
Range of treatment

Desired experience for nurse technician includes:

High school graduate or equivalent with documented competency in providing basic nursing care in accordance with competency inventory
Current enrollment in accredited RN nursing program with successful completion of at least one clinical rotation
BLS certified with the American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provider
Current enrollment in a nursing program and their course of study has included appropriate instruction to prepare them to perform the tasks that will be delegated
Minimum requirement of High School Diploma/GED
Nursing Students will be considered

Nurse Technician Examples

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Nurse Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a nurse technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nurse technician
  • Actively assists in evaluation/updating the patient’s plan of care by reviewing subjective and objective data and accurately documenting the updates on the care plan
  • Documents accurately, promptly and appropriately according to hospital policy
  • Effectively assists in the identification of educational and emotional needs of the patient and/or family
  • Working under the supervision of a nursing, the Patient Care Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients
  • Working under the supervision of a nursing, the Certified Nurse Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients
  • Performs and documents vital signs at regular and indicated intervals
  • Provides effective care to groups of Veterans
  • Implements the plan of care, meeting the needs of Veterans in a safe, therapeutic manner
  • Acts to preserve basic patient/family rights
  • Demonstrates a beginning ability to access and manage unit resources
Qualifications for nurse technician
  • Some positions may require specialized training and/or certification
  • Healthcare experience required, hospital setting preferred
  • Must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an approved BSN nursing program approved by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Washington State Department of Health
  • Of completed competency
  • Completion of 1st year nursing school or completion of Nursing Assistant Program preferred
  • Must have EKG and Phlebotomy certificates
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Nurse Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for nurse technician
  • Conforms to professional standards of practice and complies with patient care standards
  • Works effectively with Veterans, families or significant others, and with professional and supportive personnel who provide patient care
  • Attends and contributes to unit staff meetings
  • Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary
  • Effectively assist in the identification of educational and emotional needs of the patient and/or family
  • A-line and central line draws and dressing changes
  • Administration of blood
  • Foley catheter irrigation
  • Care plan initiation
  • Crash cart checking
Qualifications for nurse technician
  • CNT certification is highly preferred
  • Of completed competency.2.1 Assists the nurse with the admission and discharge
  • C.N.A.expereince preferred
  • Certified with the Texas Certified Nursing Board or completed one clinical semester in an accredited School of Nursing
  • Written documentation is required from the approved nursing program of the current level of educational preparation and an assessment of the knowledge and skills of the individual
  • Must have completed one academic term which includes a clinical medical/surgical rotation
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Nurse Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse technician. 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 technician
  • Taking or noting physician orders
  • Initial physical assessment
  • Perform patient care appropriate to the educational preparation by the school of nursing and according to Swedish Medical Center standards
  • Assist patients to achieve an optimal level of functioning and responds appropriately to provide care
  • Document according to standards on appropriate patient care records
  • Assist in meeting the educational needs of the patient and significant others
  • Assist in implementation of nursing process to extent allowed by education
  • Administer and document basic nursing care including vital signs and observations of signs and symptoms, and reports any reactions or changes in condition to the supervising RN
  • Participate in patient care conferences
  • Keeps professional nursing staff advised of current patient status changes in patient condition as they occur
Qualifications for nurse technician
  • Completion of 1st year nursing school
  • Certification as a Nurse Assistant preferred
  • CNA certification with the State of Texas, required
  • Must be available the entire three weeks of the program, January 22th through February 9, 2018
  • Measure Vital Signs
  • Measure Pulse Oximetry
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Nurse Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a nurse technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for nurse technician
  • Provides copy of current school transcript to supervisor at the end of each marking period to confirm continued eligibility
  • Assists in per-operative and post-operative care
  • Collects patient history
  • Performs measurements (height, weight, head circumference) and collects vital signs
  • Obtains a complete and up to date medication list from the patient and/or parent/guardian
  • Documents all data in the electronic medical record
  • Perform maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting on Nurse Call Systems in facilities for Healthcare
  • Perform installation and verification activities on Nurse Call Systems
  • Participate in on-call service rotation
  • Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, the Nursing Technician (Nurse Tech) functions in an ancillary role
Qualifications for nurse technician
  • Record Intake and Output
  • Monitor Blood Glucose Levels
  • Assist Patients with Incentive Spirometer
  • Provide Skin Care
  • Empty Ostomy Pouch
  • Care for Urinary Catheter
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Nurse Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of nurse technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for nurse technician
  • Assists in planning an individual treatment program by using available resources in planning care, and
  • Consults with RNs and other staff as appropriate while applying knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching
  • Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols
  • Communicates information to ancillary departments using established referral process
  • Seeks assistance immediately when he or she encounters patient care situations that are beyond his or her competency and level of academic preparation
  • Post orders, if applicable, per site
  • Administer infusion therapy to clinical trial patients
  • Accurately document and report patient data
  • Perform COVID swab testing as needed
  • Perform nursing procedures as assigned and as trained, such as bedside testing of blood glucose monitoring, hemocult screening, specific gravity, urinary catheterization and other treatments and procedures as trained and validated by the approved nursing program and as delegated by the RN
Qualifications for nurse technician
  • Must complete a formal generic and on-unit orientation including skills checklist and medication test
  • Collect Stool and Urine Specimens
  • Must be available the entire three weeks of the program, January 22th through February 9th, 2018
  • Hospital or Nursing Home experience is highly preferred
  • Minimum 6 months experience acute care setting
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited BSN program

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