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Patient Care Technician, Senior - Night Shift - Med Surg 5300

Description

Are you interested in working at Magnet-designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation - and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.

5300 is a 28-bed medical-surgical unit that cares for a wide variety of medical and post-op patients and serves as Magee’s stepdown unit. We see an extremely diverse patient population, with ages ranging from 15-100+. Many patients receive insulin and/or Cardezim drips, and all of the unit’s 28 beds are housed in private rooms, each hardwired for telemetry monitoring. Our post-op patients may be recovering from orthopedic, vascular, urological, gynecological, or bariatric surgeries; we also frequently receive overflow surgical patients who do not have beds available on their specialty unit. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and medical conditions we see, 5300 is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience. 

What can you Expect as a Patient Care Technician?

The Patient Care Technician provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living and assists with physical, respiratory, and cardiopulmonary therapies. They provide feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

The Patient Care Technician performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) and at least four of the following BU identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal. They also must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients as well as point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs). In addition, they may also apply simple dressings, placement, and removal of restraints, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections. All competencies must be achieved.

The Patient Care Technician is a valued step in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and experience.

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UPMC is committed to investing in our employees – financially, personally, and professionally –starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your career.

Here are a few examples of how we support our employees:

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000* per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (*amount varies based on job title and status)
  • An incomparable Total Rewards package
  • Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today

Shifts/Hours: This position will work night shifts.

*Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

 

Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED Required and one of the following:
    • 2 years of experience and meet requirements of PCT role; must perform all PCT Advanced Skills
      • Advanced Skills (required as needed based on unit need & patient population): Phlebotomy, peripheral IV removal, indwelling Foley catheter removal, Basic Arrythmia Course Completion (for telemetry and ED units)
    • 1 year of experience and enrollment in PT/OT/PA program with completion of at least one clinical rotation
    • 1 year of experience (defined above) and completion of a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences field
    • Annual completion of a professional contribution to be determined after hire
  • EMT or Paramedic or enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred
  • Nursing student that has completed one clinical rotation preferred
  • Must be off of orientation at UPMC

Licensure, Certifications, and 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 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

*Other clearances may be required based on department of hire

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/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. 

Total Rewards

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