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Daylight Advanced Patient Care Technician - Telemetry Experience Required

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Patient Care Technician for our Echocardiography Unit. This position will work 40 hours per week, including 8 hour shifts. The shifts will be daylight, typically 7AM-3:30PM, but start time could be 6:30AM or 8:00AM. No evening or overnights are required.

We are looking for applicants with 2 or more years of experience using Telemetry and IVs. This role consists of primarily watching monitors, transporting patients, rooming patients, assisting our techs, and more. 

Responsibilities:
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND has the employee successfully completed Basic arrhythmia class AND does the employee perform at least 4 of the following hospital identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, IV catheter removal, femoral hemostasis, or IV insertion.
  • Transports cardiac monitored patients within the hospital setting.
  • May insert foley catheters and perform straight catheterization as instructed by RN.
  • May perform IV insertion, removal and dressing change.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions. Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. 
  • Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner. 
  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.
  • 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

  • 2+ years of Telemetry experience highly preferred 
  • 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.
  • Nursing Student that has completed one clinical rotation preferred
  • 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
  • May in the course of their duties 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 Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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