Job Description

Job Title: Casual Patient Care Technician - Soldiers & Sailors (Nursing Students)
Job ID: 12084238
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors
Department: MEDICAL UNITS
Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901

Description

UPMC Susquehanna is hiring a casual Patient Care Technician for Soldiers and Sailors. The casual requirement is approximately 8 hours every two weeks. Nursing students are preferred for this role, and encouraged to apply! 

Non nursing students would be required to attend a 7 day orientation and training period prior to starting. 

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 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 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.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments.Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • 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.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information. 
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. 
  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.

Qualifications

  • 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:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.27 to $21.41 / hour

    Union Position: No

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