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Casual Patient Care Technician (Nursing Students)

Description

Are you a current nursing student looking to gain valuable patient care experience while in school? If so, you might be a great fit for this opportunity! Working in a patient support role while in school provides valuable experience for your future career as a nurse!

UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside are hiring students that are currently enrolled in a Nursing Program for casual nursing support positions for a variety of shifts and days. Casual employees typically work a minimum of 8 hours every two weeks.

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. 

Applicants without one semester of clinicals completed in a hospital setting will be provided and are required to successfully complete a training course. ***This course is held over 7 consecutive weekdays during daylight hours and is mandatory***. If you are unable to attend a 7 day training, and you have not completed a hospital-based clinical rotation, this position will not be a good fit. 


Responsibilities:

• Assisting patients with activities of daily living including assisting with bathing, dressing and other hygiene needs
• Interacting and attending to patients and their families on a regular basis, to ensure patient satisfaction 
• Working hand in and hand with the nursing staff to report any changes in the patients well-being or changes in their conditions
• Working directly with patients to re-position and assist them in and out of beds, bedside chairs, and wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers (with assistance as needed). 
• Performing basic clinical skills such as weighing patients, taking blood pressures/pulses/respirations, collecting and measuring specimen
• Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches. 
• Assisting patients with their nutritional needs, including food preparation and set up
• Transporting patients, by pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and other units. 
• Depending upon the role, 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.
• Assisting with post-life physical care

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Current enrollment in a Nursing School Program. 
  • Completed one clinical rotation in a hospital setting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Licensure/Certifications:
CPR within 30 days of beginning employment.

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