AUA - Advanced Unlicensed Assistant Float Pool - OU Medical Center
Under direct supervision, will utilize medical andtechnical skills to provide patient care.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Under direct supervision of the RN and in collaboration with the patient and family, systematically and continually monitors the patient's health status and implements the plan of care.
Carries out physician and nursing orders as directed by the RN.
Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weighs patients.
Performs blood glucose monitoring.
Assists the nurse with obtaining/setting up supplies for procedure.
Participates in quality checks to decrease Hospital Acquired Conditions.
Monitors intravenous infusions and transfusions as directed by RN.
Sets up and discontinues telemetry monitor.
Collects the following specimens for analysis and transport: blood specimen via venipuncture or vacutainer, sputum samples, urine, wound cultures, etc.
Applies sterile dressings, removal of sutures, staples and/or drains. Performs all sterile procedures as assigned. Performs stomal irrigation and applies colostomy pouches.
Performs oral and tracheostomy suctioning.
Administers tube feedings to patients.
Takes emergency actions as required.
Performs all treatments and procedures as defined on initial skills checklist.
Reports symptoms and significant changes in patient's condition or behavior to RN.
Assists with admission, discharge and transfer process.
Duties may be performed for one patient or more than one patient.
When assigned to one patient, observes the patient and does not leave the patient alone.
Performs other duties as assigned
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Certified by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as an Advanced Unlicensed Assistant. BLS (AmericanHeart Association)upon hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of medical practices, procedures, and standards. Ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care. Basic knowledge of computer systems and good interpersonal skills.
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