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Nursing Assistant / Patient Care Technician -- Med Surg Units

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.

We are hiring for all of our Full-time and Part-time Med Surg Units at UPMC Magee! Please review a description of each position:

Med Surg 3200 is a 24-bed medical-surgical telemetry unit that cares for a wide variety of medical and post-op patients including short-stay patients.  Although we are a women’s hospital, we care for both women and men in a compassionate, supportive, high-tech environment, utilizing protocols to enable both patient and staff safety.  Our post-op patients may be recovering from orthopedic, vascular, urological, gynecological, or bariatric surgeries. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and the medical conditions we see, 3200 is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience.

Med Surg 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 step-down 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 in their specialty unit. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and the medical conditions we see, 5300 is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience. 

Med Surg Oncology (5800) is a 28-bed medical and surgical oncology unit caring for a variety of oncology patients but specializing in gynecological cancer treatments and surgical procedures such as hysterectomies, mastectomies, Syed implants, and free flap/TRAM flap transplants. Many of our patients are admitted to receive chemotherapy, and some may require chemo desensitization. On our unit, we work with negative pressure rooms, disability/bariatric rooms featuring motorized lifts, and telemetry monitors. We consider strong teamwork to be central to our success on 5800 and vital to caring for our patients, and we boast a staff with a wide range of experience. 

Med Surg Orthopedics (4100) is a 30-bed medical-surgical orthopedic unit that primarily cares for patients who have undergone elective surgeries such as hip and knee replacements, and we also receive all of Magee’s post-op bariatric surgery patients. We frequently use specialty orthopedic equipment such as continuous passive motion machines and bed trapezes. This is a patient-centered rehabilitative unit, a great environment for someone who wants to be directly involved in rehab as well as care; we also receive an overflow of general Med Surg patients, making 4100 a perfect fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience. 

Shifts/Hours: We are hiring for Full-time and Part-time positions that will work rotating shifts to ensure 24/7 patient care coverage. 
*Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

The Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician are valued steps in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based on education and experience.

What can you Expect as a Nursing Assistant? (pay range: min $16.68 - max $26.15)

The Nursing Assistant 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 while maintaining an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery, 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, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment. You will deliver patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail as well as perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections, and Foley care.

The nursing assistant will provide 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 while maintaining an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery, 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, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment. You will also take care of 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/

What can you Expect as a Patient Care Technician? (pay range: min $16.68 - max $26.49)

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

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Qualifications

Nursing Assistant Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Successful completion of UPMC Nursing Assistant or EIC training program
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred

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

Patient Care Technician Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • One of the following:
    • 1 year of general healthcare experience
    • Enrollment in PT/OT/PA Program or related healthcare training program with completion of at least one clinical rotation
    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences field
  • 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)
  • Successful completion of UPMC Patient Care Technician class preferred
  • EMT or Paramedic (or in a program) preferred

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. 

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