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Casual Patient Care Technician, Senior - Med/Surg Oncology (UPMC Passavant)

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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!

 

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community. 

 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Casual Patient Care Technician to support our Med/Surg Oncology Unit at the McCandless location.

 

The Patient Care Technician is a valued step in the UPMC Inpatient Patient Care Support Career Ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and patient care experience.

 

Our Casual PCTs typically work a minimum of 12 hours per week. Hours may vary by unit. Nursing students with 1-2 clinical rotations completed or candidates with prior patient care experience are highly preferred and encouraged to apply.

 

Purpose:
The Patient Care Technician - Senior provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and 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 senior patient care duties after successfully completing training and annual competencies. Must routinely perform the UPMC core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients), point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, and HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs). In addition, the Patient Care Technician – Senior is responsible for simple dressings, placement and removal of restraints, placement of 12 lead EKGs, bladder scans, all specimen collections, and IV catheter and Foley catheter removal. All competencies must be achieved.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate 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. Care for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. Develop and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication with other departments. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Must routinely perform the UPMC core nursing assistant responsibilities including 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). In addition, simple dressings, placement and removal of restraints, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections as well as IV catheter removal and Foley catheter removal. All competencies must be achieved.
  • Assist with physical, respiratory, and cardiopulmonary therapies. Provide feedback to the RN regarding patient care and report changes in patient status. Provide 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.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director. Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance. Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by the unit director. Participate in project and committee work.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department. Support department-based projects and quality initiatives. Strictly adhere to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions. Document in the medical record according to established procedures. Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Transport cardiac monitored patients within the hospital setting. May insert foley catheters and perform straight catheterization as instructed by RN. May perform IV insertion, removal, and dressing change. Complete department clerical functions as needed.
  • *Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Perform 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/Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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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