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Full-Time Inexperienced & Experienced Patient Care Technician Opportunities - UPMC Passavant

  • Job ID: 210000NY
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Passavant
  • Department:
  • Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237
  • Union Position: Non Union
  • Salary Range: $14.79 to $22.56 / hour

Description

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UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community. 

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring Full-Time Patient Care Technicians and Advanced Patient Care Technicians to support various inpatient units at the McCandless location.

Our Full-Time PCTs and APCTs work 12-hour rotating shifts to cover daylight, evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts.

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs): are vital partners in the patient care provided at UPMC. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay. The work of a PCT is both challenging and very rewarding but, many find this to be a wonderful lifelong career.
 

*All hired candidates will be required to attend a 5-day (experienced) to 7-day (inexperienced) training course. This course is held during weekdays and daylight hours. All 5-7 days are mandatory and are scheduled in a structured classroom setting. 


Patient Care Technicians and Advanced Patient Care Technicians are always encouraged to seek growth and advancement within UPMC. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and prior experience.

 

Purpose:

  • Provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as directed by the nurse or physician to assure that we are always providing the highest quality patient care. 
  • Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND 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, or IV catheter removal.


Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information. 
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • 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.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner. 
  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.
  • Depending upon the unit, a PCT may also perform several advanced skills such as drawing blood, performing EKGs (heart monitor tracings), changing simple wound dressings, removing bladder catheters, and removing IV catheters from veins.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior direct patient care experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. 
  • Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA) preferred.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
  • Previous Patient Care Technician experience preferred.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

 

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance.
  • Basic Life Support or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certification within 30 days of employment.
  • Additional clearances may be required based upon the unit a candidate is hired into
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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