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Casual Patient Care Technician - UPMC Soldiers and Sailors

  • Job ID: 96283965
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers+Sail
  • Department: MEDICAL UNITS
  • Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.91 to $22.37 / hour

Description

UPMC Soldiers and Sailors is hiring a casual Patient Care Technician. The PCT role is a pivotal role for our patients and their families. Casual requirements are limited hours, often one shift every two weeks. This is a great opportunity for a student enrolled in Nursing School. Hired candidates will need to attend a 4 day training that is held during daylight hours. 

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.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • 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. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner. 
  • 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

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