Job Description

Job Title: Patient Care Technician - Emergency Dept. - Wellsboro
Job ID: 756187
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 3pm-11pm | E/O Weekend
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors
Department: Emergency Dept
Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901


  • Provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times.
  • Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities:
    • Blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care
  • As well as at least four of the following hospital identified tasks: 
    • Phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal.


  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information.
    • Provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living.
    • Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN.
      • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
    • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.
    • Assists with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonary therapies.
    • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
      • Completes department clerical functions as needed.
    • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.
    • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Complies with departmental change initiatives & safety policies/procedures including standard precautions.
    • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
    • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
    • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
    • Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
    • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
    • Supports department-based projects and quality initiatives.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication.
    • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
    • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
    • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
    • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
    • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
    • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
    • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
    • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.


  • 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:

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

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

Salary Range: $13.66 to $20.49 / hour

Union Position: No

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