Job Description

Job Title: Patient Care Technician/Adv-Rehab
Job ID: 642807
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day
Facility: UPMC East
Department: East Rehab Unit
Location: 2775 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146

Description

Purpose:

 

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time.  Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Nursing support staff give personal care to patients with an emphasis on dignity and respect, striving to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay. 
 
UPMC East is hiring a Casual Patient Care Technician to support the Rehab Unit.  The staff in this 19 bed Rehab unit supports patients rehabilitating from, but not limited to: stroke, brain injuries, general debility, joint replacement, laminectomies, fracture repairs, amputation, sports medicine, spinal and upper extremity treatments.  
 

This position provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times. Completes patient care duties after successfully completing training and annual competencies. Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND performs at least four of the following hospital identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, IV catheter removal.

Responsibilities:

  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Participates in project and committee work.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living.
  • Assists with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonary therapies.
  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Supports department based projects and quality initiatives.
  • Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN.
  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • May perform IV removal.
  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of basic information system training.
  • Microcomputer experience preferred. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Nursing Student that has completed one clinical rotation preferred. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire ACLS preferred

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $13.47 to $20.57

    Union Position: No

    At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

    QUALITY & SAFETY
    DIGNITY & RESPECT
    CARING & LISTENING
    RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
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