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Patient Care Technician - Full-Time, 4 W Medical Surgical Unit-UPMC East

  • Job ID: 103355701
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 3, 12 hours shifts
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC East
  • Department: 4 West
  • Location: 2775 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville PA 15146
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.22 to $23.26 / hour

Description

UPMC East is looking for a full-time Patient Care Technician to work on our 4 West Med/Surg Telemetry Unit! This position will work 3, 12-hour shifts each week. 

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus of $500 (paid out to you within the first 90 days) for a 1-year work commitment! 

Are you a healthcare professional interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

The Patient Care Technician is a valued step in the career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement.  Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. For inexperienced candidates, a 7-day patient support training class may be required (8 am-4 pm weekday classes). 

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting toileting, and ambulating patients. Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department-specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, and keeping hallways clear of equipment, and returning equipment. Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position, and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas. Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail. Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections, and Foley care. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status. May apply, monitor, and remove patient restraints per physician or hospital protocol.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates 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.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes responsibility for assignments and views problems as challenges. Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies. 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.
  • Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent the use of restraints. Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Completes clerical functions as needed by the department. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood-borne pathogen exposure. *Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.*Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations. *Provide companionship/supervision one-in-one with patients as required.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates 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.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes responsibility for assignments and views problems as challenges. Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies. 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. Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting toileting, and ambulating patients. Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department-specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, and keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment. Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position, and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas. Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail.
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning, and repositioning patients. PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), and urine specimen collection.
  • Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent the use of restraints. Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Completes clerical functions as needed by the department. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood-borne pathogen exposure. *Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. *Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations. *Provide companionship/supervision one-in-one with patients as required.
  • *Performs by system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must also have either
    •  1 Year of Experience, OR
    • enrollment in PT/OT/PA program or related healthcare training program with completion of at least one clinical rotation, OR
    • completion of a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences field.
  • Successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class
  • Successful completion of basic information system training.
  • Microcomputer experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
  •  Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse
  • Licensure/Certification:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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