Putting Patients First
After completing the Nurse Assistant Apprentice Program, Michael began his full-time position as a nurse technician. He serves on a Medical Surgical floor, and enjoys the variety of patients and learning opportunities the job brings. Medical Surgical units care for adult patients who are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical issues or are recovering from surgery.
“It’s great to be on this unit,” said Michael. “Our team is like a family, and this role gives me the chance to learn, while making a difference.”
As a nursing technician, Michael monitors vital signs, assists nurses on the unit and helps patients with basic needs.
Nursing Supervisor, Jessica Flanary, BSN, RN, said, “Michael is always ready to serve. He’s an excellent addition to our unit. We strive to provide the best patient care, and he plays an important role in that.”
Nursing Technician Clinical Ladder
The University of Tennessee Medical Center introduced the Nurse Technician Clinical Ladder in 2019, which provides a unique opportunity for growth and career advancement in that role.
“The most important thing is to remember the impact we have on our patients,” said Michael. From helping someone take a bath, to assisting the nurse in changing someone’s wound dressing, to just having a conversation, we all have a part to play.”
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