Job Description

Job Title: Patient Care Technician- CCAC Nursing Students- 4 South
Job ID: 728507
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: 4 SOUTH TOWER
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Nursing support staff give personal care to patients with an emphasis on dignity and respect, striving to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay. 

 

Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians also provide invaluable aid to nurses and doctors on the floor by completing important skilled tasks such as checking vital signs and glucose levels, performing EKGs and blood draws, and much more.

 

UPMC Passavant is hiring a casual Patient Care Technician to support the 4 South at our McCandless location.

 

Patient care staff in department work on a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage. Availability for all shifts, including some weekends and holidays, is expected.

 

The Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician are valued steps in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with opportunities for upward advancement into lead and management roles. Many support staff may seek to use the knowledge and skill they gain in this position to launch a career in nursing, advanced practice, health care administration, therapy, or another related field.

 

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.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred.
  • 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 34 Criminal Clearance

·       Basic Life Support

·       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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