Job Description

Job Title: Advanced Patient Care Technician - Diagnostic Cardiology - Stress Testing and Echosonography
Job ID: 87324420
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Diagnostic Cardiology
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 Cardiology Testing Center 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 department is looking for a candidate with 2 years of Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, direct patient care experience, and a strong background in IV starts for consideration. 

Qualifications

  • 2 year of Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, or direct patient care experience Preferred.
  • Prior experience with IV Insertion strongly preferred
  • 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 hireACLS preferred

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.51 to $22.15 / hour

    Union Position: No

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