Nursing Tech - Stroke Unit
Shift: Full-Time - Day
Location: UM Rehab and Ortho Baltimore, Maryland
We’re making Maryland stronger!
With roots that go as far back as 1895, the UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute continues to be a pioneer in orthopedics and neurological disorders. From bones to brains, our cutting-edge hospital heals even the most serious of injuries, specializing in everything from total joint replacement to spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions. As the state’s largest provider of acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and orthopedic specialty care, we offer some of the most advanced therapies for stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopaedic and sports injury, among many others.
We are seeking extraordinary Nursing Technician - Stroke Unit to join our team at UM Rehab & Ortho Institute. In total, we welcome over 3,000 patients every year and offer more than 130 beds on specialized units dedicated to stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, limb loss, and comprehensive medical rehabilitation.
As a member of the UM Rehab & Ortho team, you’ll experience:
A supportive and collaborative work environment. The advantages of working for a leader in research focused on neurological conditions, sports medicine, musculoskeletal diseases, and robotic technologies for improved movement. A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage - Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more! Work Life Balance: You’ll accrue annual leave; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistant program. Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement & continuing education options.
Consistently expresses and demonstrates respect, compassion and courtesy for patients, family/visitors, and team members. Assists the clinical nurse in providing individualized patient care consistent with the mission and values of University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute and in accordance within the scope of practice, professional, and regulatory standards. Assists the clinical nurse in providing care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, and individual diagnostic needs of the persons served. Accountable to the clinical nurse, patients and families for processes and outcomes during an episode of care. Serves as a fully engaged member of the interdisciplinary patient care services team. Participates in cost effective strategies that optimize patient outcomes.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, and specific individual diagnostic needs of the patients served in his/her department. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group (pediatric, adolescents and/or geriatric patient group, culture and diagnostic specific).
Consistently expresses and demonstrates compassion and courtesy for patients. Extends courtesy and support to patient’s families/visitors.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive
We’re making Maryland stronger!
With roots that go as far back as 1895, the UM Rehab & Ortho Institute continues to be a pioneer in orthopedics and neurological disorders. From bones to brains, our cutting-edge hospital heals even the most serious of injuries, specializing in everything from total joint replacement to spinal cord injuries and neurological condition. In total, our 141-bed facility welcomes over 3,000 patients every year. As the state’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services, we offer some of the most advanced therapies for stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic and sports injury, among many others.
- Current CNA/GNA certification status.
- Current BLS card required.
- High School education or equivalent.
- Completion of a recognized certified Nursing Technician (Patient Care Technician) training program is preferred. Appropriate on-the-job training and/or completed competencies (must be validated as meeting the acceptable University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute Nursing standards by the hiring manager) may substitute for the certificate program.
- Previous related patient care experience.
Kowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrates effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates effectiveness as an interdisciplinary team member.
- Ability to learn and apply computer systems in order to manage patient information.
- Highly effective verbal communication skills including courtesy, resourcefulness and efficiency in answering questions, giving directions, locating staff and explaining hospital/departmental policies and procedures are necessary. Verbal communication skills may include communicating with an interdisciplinary team, patients, and families. Effective writing skills are also required in order to take messages and maintain miscellaneous records, receipts, reports and logs.
- Medical Emergency Preparedness: Current CPR
- Infection Control: Standard Precautions, Isolation Precautions
- Vital Signs (Temperature, BP, Pulse, Respiration, PO2)
- Collects patient data - including patient history and medication lists
- Compression wraps/stockings
- Applies DME
- Assists in admission, transfer, and discharge
- IV catheterization and care
- Bladder scan catheterization and scan
- Oxygen Therapy/O2 Tank Change
- Provides orthopaedic/rehab device care: Braces (Yale, TCO, Bledsoe, Miami Collar, Splints)
- Maintains order and appearance of patient rooms and work area
- Maintains necessary patient care supplies and linen
- Proper vigilance when assigned as transporter, sitter or patient monitor