Renders basic patient care to patients in the Intensive Care Unit and assists the professional nurse. Takes and records vital signs and observes, reports and records patient condition. Obtains specimens and administers other treatments. Operates or assists in operating various mechanical devices. Meets physical comfort needs of patient. Reports emergencies and administer emergency treatment and performs other related duties as assigned. Scrubs instruments and equipment.
Performs general clerical duties by preparing, compiling and maintaining records in the ICU. Records, transmits, and/or files written and verbal communication to, from and within the nursing unit to staff, patients and physicians. Transcribes physiciansâ orders. Schedule patients for surgery, treatments or test as indicated. Orders and stores unit supplies. Maintains current and orderly chart files; assembles patientsâ charts for transfer or discharges. Answers telephone and intercom, records and relays messages. Greets, direct, and instructs visitors as necessary. Assists physicians in locating patientsâ charts. Prepare routine, confidential and /or special reports, documents and records; assists with patient care/quality improvement audits.
Minimum Education: High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
Minimum Experience: 2 years unit secretary experience preferred knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations required.Strong computer skills required
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâs or employeeâs race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.