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The Methodist Hospitals NURSE EXTERN III in Gary, Indiana

Under supervision, to perform work involving patient tracking activities on an automated and manual system, organizing patient medical records, and performing receptionist duties, as well as other related duties necessary for the effective and efficient operation and maintenance of Patient Care Units.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Assists with basic patient care related tasks such as ambulating patient, preparing patients for meals, feeding patients, removing food trays, grooming tasks, and making beds, with direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.

  • Makes contributions to the Patient's Plan of Care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

  • Takes and records temperature, B/P, weight, height, and oral intake accurately.

  • Transports patients, specimens, supplies and equipment to the correct service area in a safe manner.

  • Distributes drinking water and nourishments to identified patients.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Possess good interpersonal.

  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to work flexible shifts as required.

  • Demonstrates diplomacy interacting with staff, clients and the public.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in meeting unanticipated demands and priorities.

  • Able to perform in a crisis.

EDUCATION

  • Completed medical/surgical nursing class and pharmacology test from respective teaching institution.

  • Nursing Required

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2021-8002

Street: 600 Grant St

FTE: .2

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