Job Description

Job Title: Patient Care Technician - Advanced - Emergency Department
Job ID: 200000DC
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 12 Hour Shifts
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Emergency Dept
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237


ANCC Magent designated UPMC Passavant is hiring a full time Advanced Patient Care Technician to help support the Emergency Department at our McCandless location.


About the Emergency Department: The McCandless Emergency Department is designed to provide comprehensive Level II emergency services that include emergent and urgent health services to the meet the needs of patients and families. The 38 examination rooms are designed, equipped, and staffed to provide comprehensive emergency services 24 hours a day to all patients regardless of age, condition or severity of illness. The Emergency Department is staffed for an average daily census of 118 patients.


This position requires at least 6 months of prior experience; preferably in an Emergency Department setting, EMT experience, or Student Nurse experience. The Advanced Patient Care Technician position works rotating shifts to ensure 24-hour coverage.



·    Provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can always be maintained. 

  • Completes advanced patient care duties after successfully completing training and annual competencies. 
  • Must routinely perform 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 performs at least four 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.
  • 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.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.  Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director. 
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.  Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.  Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director. 6. Participates in project and committee work.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.  Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges. Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department. Supports department-based projects and quality initiatives.
  • 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. 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.  Completes department clerical functions as needed.


  • 6 months experience required.
  • 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.
  • Nursing Student that has completed one clinical rotation preferred.
  • Prior Emergency Department experience 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 hireACLS preferred

Acts 33, 34, and 73 required or obtained within 30 days of hire NIMS required or obtained within 6 months of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Incident Management System Incident Command
  • National Incident Management System Introduction Course
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.87 to $22.70 / hour

    Union Position: No

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