Chemical Dependancy Technician

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Description: Provides assistance to nursing staff in the admission process and the monitoring of patients with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Prioritizes tasks with the Charge RN, Nursing Coordinator I and Nursing Coordinator II to accomplish the daily activity schedule. Monitors and documents vital signs of patients consistently and accurately within designated timeframes. Performs direct patient care activities including assurance of clean and safe patient environment, supervise and or assists patients with personal hygiene, assists patient in ambulating and transporting as needed. Performs body and luggage searches and room checks according to policy. Obtains specimens as requested, utilizing phlebotomy skills, and properly utilizes chain of custody procedures in laboratory samples. Recognizes and performs appropriate measures for emergency situations, (eg CPR, seizure precautions, and suicidal precautions following established policies and procedures). Communicates observations regarding progress and status of patient to Charge Nurse, Nursing Coordinator I and Nursing Coordinator II and documents in medical record any significant data. Assists with receiving, ordering, distributing, storing and inventory of supplies and equipment. Crosschecks supply order with Department usage report. Performs computer-related documentation: registers patients on admission, transfers patients to appropriate level of care and discharges patients. Demonstrated ability to utilize electronic medical record, word, excel, and other programs as needed. Assembles charts and other documents for Pathways programs including preassembled charts for inpatient and partial programs. Assists RN with safety rounds of inpatient population during night hours. Preferred Experience : Certification as a nursing assistant (CNA). Very heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Required - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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