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Patient Care Technician I - 5F Med/Surg Pediatrics

  • Job ID: 139377492
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: day/evening with rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: MedSurg_Pediatrics
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Patient Care Technician I
5F - Med/Surg Pediatric Unit
1.0 regular full time, day/evening with rotation (40 hours/week)
Union position: AFSCME
Posted: 9/17/2020

Are you looking for an entry level patient support position to start and grow a rewarding healthcare career? 

We are now offering an eight-day training course for entry level candidates to learn and demonstrate the skills needed to be a successful Patient Care Technician I at UPMC Altoona. Apply now to learn more!

Purpose:

Provide routine patient care and support 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 is maintained at all times.

Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understand policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Respond within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Provide feedback to the RN regarding patient care and report changes in patient status.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Identify and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Maintain an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.
  • Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Provide direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients.
  • Acquire and distribute supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.
  • Perform routine tests such as blood glucose monitoring, patient weights, vital signs and I&Os.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Provide companionship/supervision one in one with patients as required.
  • Deliver patient nourishments, fill water pitchers and distribute patient mail.
  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol. Provide diversion activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints.
  • Document in the medical record according to established procedures.

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 the 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)
  • 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

    *Minimum starting pay rate is $12.12/hour*

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