NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Health's anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Patient Care Technician The Patient Care Technician assists in implementation of the nursing process by performing direct and indirect patient care to assigned patients under the supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse. Assists in maintaining an orderly and safe patient care environment and unit. Performs EKG, glucometer testing, phlebotomy and other technical skills.
Assists in implementation of the nursing process by performing direct and indirect patient care to assigned patients under the supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse. Assists in maintaining an orderly and safe patient care environment and unit. Performs EKG, glucometer testing, phlebotomy and other technical skills
Conducts patient rounds minimally every two hours for toileting, positioning, comfort, safety and personal needs. Answers patient call lights and responds to patient needs promptly..
Provides basic hygiene to patients: bathing, PM care, mouth care, denture care, hair care, nail and foot care, shaving, assists patients with bedpan, urinal and/or commode.
Prepares patients for meals including:Clearing overbed tables and placing them within reach of the patient.Positioning patient correctly for eating/tube feedings.Assisting patients by preparing utensils and food items.Feeding patients.Observes that tube feedings are dripping and notifies RN when feeding bags are near completion..
Performs and/or assist patient with simple treatments:Sitz bath.Binder application.Remove and reapply SCD wraps.Ace bandage application.Soaks to limbs.Simple dressing changes (normal saline).Pressure ulcer care (normal saline, hydrocolloid dsg.)Colostomy care on established colostomy patientsApplication of ointments and creams including medicated topicals as directed by the RN.
Collects urine, stool and sputum specimens as directed by RN.
Informs RN of any audible clinical alarms such as IV pumps, feeding pumps, ventilators, bedside monitors.
Assists with removal and security of patient personal items as indicated on pre-op check list.
Assists with assembling traction apparatus.Assists with moving, lifting, positioning and transporting of patients.
Changes linen in accordance with policy and as necessary.
Takes and electronically records blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration, at least twice a day and as directed by the RN. Reports temperature evaluations above 99 degrees Fahrenheit and below 97 degrees Fahrenheit to RN.
Weighs patients and electronically records on admission, weekly and as directed by RN.
Measures and records oral intake, urinary output, bowel elimination, gastric and other drainage onto I&O record (form or electronic). Calculates 8 hour totals. Empties drainage bags.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma Required. 1 + years relevant experience. Strong customer service and communication skills
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Langone Hospital- Brooklyn's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only fi...ve hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.