Job Description

Job Title: Patient Care Technician - Casual (Nursing Students Only)
Job ID: 668388
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Resource Pool
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

Are you a current nursing student looking to gain valuable patient care experience while in school? Do you want the opportunity to work on a variety of units within one hospital? If so, you might be a great fit for this position! Working in a patient support role while in school provides valuable experience for your future career as a nurse! 

UPMC Passavant is hiring casual Patient Care Technicians to work in the Resource Pool at our McCandless location. Employees of the Resource Pool float to various units throughout the hospital.

Casual employees are typically required to work a minimum of 8 hours every 2 weeks, for a minimum of 16 hours per month.

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient care provided at UPMC. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay.

NON NURSING SCHOOL PROGRAM STUDENTS - Please note that this job opening is for candidates currently enrolled in a Nursing School Program only. If you are not currently enrolled in a Nursing School Program and are interested in a full-time or part-time nursing support opportunities, please review our Part-Time and Full-Time Opportunities.
Responsibilities:
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Completes department clerical functions as needed.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND at least 4 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Supports department based projects and quality initiatives.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing program.
  • 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, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $13.32 to $20.31

Union Position: No

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