| Patient Care Technician-4TH FL|
Respect We treat persons of all races, creeds, and socioeconomic backgrounds with dignity,
promoting an inclusive, collaborative environment where all are empowered to work together.
Excellence We excel in our care of patients through highly qualified staff and physicians,
continuous improvement, advanced technology, on-going education, and wise and efficient use
Attitude - We demonstrate enthusiasm and courtesy to our patients, co-workers, physicians,
and visitors, guided by moral and ethical standards.
Compassion - We attend to the needs of our patients and their families with tender care and
empathy by addressing their fears, pain and suffering.
Holistic Care We work together to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs a variety of functions in the clinical setting. The PCT provides direct patient care, performs phlebotomy and EKG's. The PCT collaborates with and works under the direction of the registered nurse to provide appropriate and safe patient care. The PCT utilizes the Hospital information system to order diagnostic tests and therapies and obtain patient information and test results. The PCT supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of the hospital.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Follows attendance standards and expectations.
- Adheres to hospital policies and procedures as well as department specific policies and procedures: examples of hospital wide policies include infection control, restraints, and safety policies and procedures.
- Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy when dealing with medical records and patient information.
- Adapts to floating to other units when required.
- Adapts to changing patient assignments as volume and acuity fluctuate.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills with patients, families/significant others, physicians and coworkers. Communicates using phone and paging systems.
- Utilizes computer skills to access information for patient related data, order entry, and hospital systems.
- Manages physical resources (supplies and equipment) appropriately, assuring that adequate supplies and equipment are available and in good working order. Acquires and charges for supplies from Central Service.
- Under the supervision of the RN, assists in delegated aspects of the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care consistent with the patient's age, and developmental level in these specific areas: Adolescents (16-20 years), Adult (21-64 years) and Geriatrics (65 and older), Neonate (newborn-28 days), Pediatrics (29-12 years).
- Takes vital signs, heights and weights, and documents accurately and timely. Initials are included. Heights, weights and allergies are entered in the computer on admission.
- Performs patient hygiene including: bathing, oral care, linen changes, assistance with elimination needs, catheter insertion and care, continuous bladder irrigation, ostomy care, and cleansing enemas.
- Performs and documents patient skin care. Simple sterile and non-sterile dressing changes and drain care, heat and cold applications, and applies anti-embolectomy devices.
- Demonstrates the safe operation of medical equipment including foley catheters, suctioning and drainage equipment, blood glucose monitor, patient safety devices/restraints, and heating and cooling pads, diaper scale. Demonstrates safe immobilization of children and infants.
- Has knowledge of nutritional requirements and care of patients. Includes meal set-up, assistance in feeding patients, dietary restrictions, tube feeding (J-tubes and G-tubes).
- Measures and documents patient intake and output of elimination and drainage.
- Utilizes airway management skills, performs oral and tracheal suctioning, oxygen setup and discontinuation. Knowledge of hazards and precautions of oxygen therapy.
- Uses proper body mechanics in lifting, range of motion, and transferring patients. Assists patients with turning, sitting, ambulation, and gait training.
- Performs 12-lead EKG. Recognizes and reports abnormal rhythms in a timely manner.
- Performs phlebotomy procedures and specimen collections. Properly collects and labels specimens and safely transports specimens to the lab. Correct identification of the patient is done.
- Disposes of hazardous and contaminated waste properly. Discontinues heparin locks.
- Responds appropriately in emergency situations for Code Blue, Code Pink, RapidResponse Team calls, Code Orange, and Code Triage.
- Performs post mortem care.
- Participates in problem solving activities to address process issues, personnel issues, and performance issues. Communicates concerns to the appropriate person in a professional manner and tone, and works proactively to avoid problems.
- Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction for self and others.
- Works well with others and is respectful to all. Maintains confidentiality.
- Knows precautions for prevention of infant and child abduction and child safety.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
The level of knowledge normally acquired through completion of a basic nurse assistant, phlebotomy and EKG program. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with limited direct supervision in a fast paced work environment. Work requires continual attention to details, prioritization of tasks and problem solving skills. Must be able to interact and communicate effectively with team members and patients. Must have good command of the English language.
EDUCATION & LICENSURE
High School Graduate
Certified Nurse Asst.
New Grads are welcomed & accepted
1 year hospital experience in a clinical setting is preferred.