Career Awareness

Urology Technician

 Daily Tasks

Through didactic and supervised practice, this person has acquired the knowledge and developed skills for:

  • Providing urinary catheterizations, urinary drainage tube irrigations, ultrasonic bladder scanning, and reinforcement of home-going education related to self-catheterization or urinary drainage tube irrigations
  • Responding to calls on inpatient and outpatient care units, emergency department and surgery
 
 Skills/Talents
  • Ability to work independently
  • A caring attitude and respect towards people and diversity
  • Honesty, personal responsibility and sound judgment
  • Adapt to unpredictable fluctuations in workload volume
 
 Work Setting
Direct patient care within inpatient and outpatient settings, emergency department and surgery
 
 Work Hours
Work flexible hours which may include days, evenings and weekends
 
 Education

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Maintains Basic Cardiac Life support (BCLS) competency
 
 Qualifications
Candidates must:

  • Adapt to unpredictable fluctuations in workload volume
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques, which are a controlled set of conditions that reduce the amount of microorganisms in a field, the goal of which is to protect patients from infection and to control the spread of disease
  • Previous health care education or experience
 
 Recommended High School Classes

College prep, health care sciences, keyboarding, anatomy/physiology, biology, psychology, second language, computer applications, medical terminology, sociology, communications