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University of Utah Health Nurse Apprentice - Med/Surg in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for providing patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Providing direct contact with patients and their families as well as the performance of indirect patient care activities necessary to support patients and their environment.Once the incumbent successfully passes nursing board exams and is licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, the incumbent must apply for a Clinical Nurse position to be promoted.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

The State of Utah recently authorized the Temporary Registered Nurse Apprentice role as part of Utah's emergency pandemic response. Their role is similar to the nursing capstone experience, allowing nurse apprentices to perform nursing functions while under the supervision of a licensed nurse, while also independently performing tasks appropriate for Certified Nursing Assistants. Nurse apprentices work for a specific inpatient acute care unit at University of Utah Health, among patient populations which include med-surge, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and rehabilitation. Nurse apprentices gain valuable clinical experience while supporting the pandemic response and building relationships with the University Health team. This knowledge of nursing functions at University of Utah Health benefits nurse apprentices in seeking permanent RN positions within this health system after completion of their NCLEX exam.

Candidates working toward a BSN degree are strongly preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse to assess, plan, implement and re-evaluate interventions for solving patient care problems.

  • Formulates care plans for specific patients, consults with supervising nurse for oversight, and documents the nursing process in patient's record.

  • Works under the guidance of the supervising nurse to develop and participate in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.

  • Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

  • Assists the patient with Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

  • Assists with indirect patient care activities such as providing a clean, efficient and safe patient care environment, companion care, chaperoning the physician during patient examinations/procedures, housekeeping, transporting, stocking and maintenance tasks.

  • Performs unit specific duties as required.

  • Accepts delegated tasks as appropriate to training and certification.

  • Performs as an integral component of the health care team.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the population served.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Current license to practice as a Temporary RN Apprentice in the State of Utah

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

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  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 42908

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Rotating- Days, Nights and Weekends

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH CST 21A ACUTE CARE ADMIN

Category Medical Surgical

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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