Job Description

Job Title: Patient Care Technician - Advanced -- ICU
Job ID: 58674010
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: 7-7
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: ICU 4800
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

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. 


Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring a full-time Patient Care Technician to support our ICU. 4800 is a 14-bed critical care unit serving adult medical and surgical patients. A fast-paced acuity adaptable ICU, 4800 cares for all types of patients at Magee other than infants, ranging from those needing critical care interventions to those in stepdown condition; we work with a large number of post-surgical patients who are being seen for a variety of specialties, and we frequently partner with RNs from Labor & Delivery to provide care for critical antepartum and postpartum patients. We pride ourselves on being an environment that is exceptionally open, welcoming, and supportive of new staff. Patient care staff on the ICU work on a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage. Availability for all shifts, including some weekends and holidays, is expected.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 business unit identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter or IV catheter removal.
  • 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.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays, and transporting patients.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • EITHER hospital experience or experience as a student nurse (with one clinical rotation complete) STRONGLY preferred
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireACLS preferred
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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

Salary Range: $14.97 to $23.54 / hour

Union Position: No

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