Job Description

Job Title: Advanced Patient Care Technician- Diagnostic Interventional Radiology
Job ID: 77175396
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: DIR-Diag Interv andRecov
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Description

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is hiring a full time Advanced Patient Care Technician (APCT), to help support the Diagnostic Interventional Radiology unit at our McCandless location.

 

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. 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.


As APCT on this unit, you will perform tasks such as IV starts, EKG, Vital signs, stocking supplies, transporting patients.

 

This position requires 1-2 years of experience as a Patient Care Technician or an Advanced Patient Care technician with phlebotomy, IV starts, and monitor skills preferred.


This is a Daylight position, working Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM with holidays and weekends ff.

 

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

  • 1-2 years’ experience as a Patient Care Technician or an Advanced Patient Care Technician required
  • Prior experience with Phlebotomy, Iv Starts, and Monitor Skills strongly preferred.
  • BLS required
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Completion of UPMC Passavant’s Clinical Orientation Training required
  • 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. 
  • Successful completion of a basic arrhythmia course and annual competency required. 
  • During their duties may be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. 
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • ACLS preferred
  • Basic Arythmia course required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $14.51 to $22.15 / hour

Union Position: No

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