Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time St. David's South Austin Medical Center provides convenient, comprehensive healthcare and leading-edge services in Women's Health, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, Surgical Services (including da Vinci robotics), Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. The hospital recently underwent a $72 million expansion, and will be the site of Austin's first bone marrow transplant center. The Patient Care Technician performs a variety of basic care services related to activities of daily living under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and/or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The Patient Care Technician assists the nursing staff in providing patient care according to hospital policies and procedures. The Patient Care Technician accepts assignments on other units when necessary. The Patient Care Technician assists in maintaining a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care unit. Essential Job Responsibilities Performs direct patient care: Participates in providing direct care as directed, according to standards Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds Communicates all findings in the correct/concise/clear written and or verbal format Can recognize abnormal findings ie VS, Skin changes, I&O, etc. and report findings to the nurse Can recognize and respond appropriately in an emergency situation Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs Performs indirect patient care: Can perform skills to support direct care Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities Can adjust to a rapidly changing work environment Can maintain a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care area Maintains equipment in good working order Submits requests for repair appropriately Uses and charges supplies appropriately Can input physician orders Can operate the patient call system Answers and transfers phone calls. Break down and/or copies charts/forms as needed Acts as an orientation preceptor for new and cross-training PCT I and PCT II employees Have knowledge of limited role of medication security, handling, storage and transport of non-narcotic medications under the approval and direction of a supervisor Participates in the plan of care: Is familiar with the plan of care Can follow instructions for the care performed Communicates to the registered nurse and licensed vocational nurse any data appropriate to the plan of care Technical skills: (as required by facility/unit/dept.) Phlebotomy for lab specimens, blood cultures Nasopharyngeal suctioning Foley catheterization, catheter care and removal. Bladder scanner Irrigations (non-medicated) eyes and ears. Nasal swabs Assists with surgical aseptic/sterile procedures maintaining sterile/aseptic technique Assist with set up of equipment as needed Application and adjustment of CPM & SCM, TED hoses; application of Buck's traction Set up for Telemetry, monitoring EKG rhythm strips, obtain 12 lead EKG Orthopedic splinting Emergency: participates CPR and Dr. Leo, crash cart and pediatric equipment location Assist with postmortem care Completes unit specific competency and age-specific competency requirements Qualifications Education and Experience Required: High School Diploma or equivalent Preferred: Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or Completion of 1 st semester nursing program, or Previous experience as a PCT II, NA, or CA; minimum of 1 year experience in the hospital setting as a nursing assistant or PCT. Licenses and Certificates Required: BLS certification Preferred: Certified Nurses Assistant certification
Associated topics: hemodialysis, licensed vocational, lvn, lvn lpn, med, med surg, mtp, practical nurse lpn, vocational, vocational nurse
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