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Patient Care Technician - UPMC Presbyterian Emergency Department

  • Job ID: 961847445
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7A-7P, 7P-7A, 12P-12A
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Emergency Dept
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $24.25 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a full-time Patient Care Technician for our fast paced Emergency Department. Full time status includes working three 12 hour shifts throughout the week. Shifts will rotate between 7AM-7PM, 7PM-7AM, and 12PM-12AM. Rotating weekends and holidays are also required. 

Since the Emergency Department sees a variety of patients, prior EMT or PCT experience is preferred. All candidates hired will need to attend a training course prior to starting as well. 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.

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.
  • 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 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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