Patient Care Technician Surgical Care Unit (NA/EMT/PCT cert required, D/N rotation)

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In collaboration with the multidisciplinary health care delivery team, under the direction of the Registered Nurse perform basic nursing care activities, assist in maintaining a safe, clean, stocked patient care setting, assist staff members and help direct patient flow .

Roles Responsibility
Patient Services - Admission, Set up of monitor and alarms, Perform vital signs, height, weight and head circumference, Patient ADL’s include but not limited to daily bath, skin care with mouth care and peri-care, Ensure proper nutrition as ordered (ng, gt, or tray), Care of tube feeding and feeding of patients, Application of skin creams as directed by RN, Collection of cultures, urine and stool samples, etc., Recognize and report pain and skin breakdown, Prioritize tasks and special requests from RN, Assist in performance of trach care and EVDs, Assist with central line dressing, pin care, cast and traction care and care for dying patients, Assist with preparation of room for discharge and admission; assist with patient flow by maintaining a neat and orderly environment, Obtain equipment and supplies and maintain PAR levels, Observe and alert RN when there are monitor deviations, When assigned to monitor bank will follow the monitor guidelines to dress code and professionalism, Care for isolation patients, Adherence to hand washing before and after every patient, Clean equipment after each patient’s use, Document on nursing database, flow sheets and vital signs in a timely manner and notify appropriate charge nurse in computer or chart as suitable, Communicate effectively with RN and team members to achieve goals by reporting any changes, abnormal findings, and participate in beginning and end of shift reporting, Maintain professional relationships with patients and families, Resolve conflict with co-workers appropriately, Support a family-centered care environment, Communicate with RN on all patient care activities at least every hour; notify charge nurse when leaving and returning to the unit for any reason, Demonstrate non-judgmental behavior, Keep informed about council meetings and unit issues, Participate in shared decision making through contributing to unit discussion and support shared leadership decisions, Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance, Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation, Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation, Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication, Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers, Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Desired Qualification
Minimum EducationHigh School Diploma or GED (Required)Minimum Work Experience1 year Experience in a health care setting if possible pediatrics; one semester clinical experience completed at an accredited school of nursing or military corpsman training. (Preferred)Required Skills/KnowledgeBasic computer skills (typing, use of mouse, e-mail).Knowledge of aseptic technique.Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).Human relations and interpersonal skills.Required Licenses and CertificationsPatient Care Technician (CPCT) (Required)Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) (Required)Functional AccountabilitiesPatient Services - AdmissionInclude but not limited to-orienting family to use of call lights, monitor and unit. Set up of monitor and alarms. Perform vital signs, height, weight and head circumference. Patient Services - Daily LivingPatient ADL’s include but not limited to daily bath, skin care with mouth care and peri-care. Ensure proper nutrition as ordered (ng, gt, or tray). Care of tube feeding and feeding of patients. Application of skin creams as directed by RN. Collection of cultures, urine and stool samples, etc. Direct Patient CareRecognize and report pain and skin breakdown.Prioritize tasks and special requests from RN.Assist in performance of trach care and EVDs.Assist with central line dressing, pin care, cast and traction care and care for dying patients.Assist with preparation of room for discharge and admission; assist with patient flow by maintaining a neat and orderly environment.Obtain equipment and supplies and maintain PAR levels.Monitor SurveillanceObserve and alert RN when there are monitor deviations When assigned to monitor bank will follow the monitor guidelines to dress code and professionalism. Infection ControlCare for isolation patients. Adherence to hand washing before and after every patient. Clean equipment after each patient’s use. DocumentationDocument on nursing database, flow sheets and vital signs in a timely manner and notify appropriate charge nurse in computer or chart as suitable.Communication/ ProfessionalismCommunicate effectively with RN and team members to achieve goals by reporting any changes, abnormal findings, and participate in beginning and end of shift reporting.Maintain professional relationships with patients and families.Resolve conflict with co-workers appropriately.Support a family-centered care environment.Communicate with RN on all patient care activities at least every hour; notify charge nurse when leaving and returning to the unit for any reason.Demonstrate non-judgmental behavior.Shared LeadershipKeep informed about council meetings and unit issues.Participate in shared decision making through contributing to unit discussion and support shared leadership decisions.SafetySpeak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performanceContinuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentationStop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situationDemonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communicationActively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workersAttend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performanceOrganizational AccountabilitiesSelf-ResponsiblyUnit communications associate follows all Hospital / Departmental policies/procedures.Remain on unit during assigned shift, notify Charge Nurse and appropriate staff members when leaving the unit for patient care related errands; leave patient care area only when assigned shift is completed, replacement staff member is present, and report is given.Use designated staff areas for eating, smoking, and socializing (perform only during assigned breaks).Work area is left in a neat and organized fashion.Use downtime productively during shift.Attend mandatory in-service/educational programs to learn about new procedures, skills, products, equipment; attend staff meetings.Organizational Commitment/IdentificationPartner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organizationCommitted to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differencesDemonstrate personal and professional integrityMaintain confidentiality at all timesCustomer ServiceAnticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are metTeamwork/CommunicationDemonstrate collaborative and respectful behaviorPartner with all team members to achieve goalsReceptive to others’ ideas and opinionsPerformance Improvement/Problem-solvingContribute to a positive work environmentDemonstrate flexibility and willingness to changeIdentify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processesMake appropriate decisions, using sound judgmentCost Management/Financial ResponsibilityUse resources efficientlySearch for less costly ways of doing things
Type
Full Time
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