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Patient Care Technician -- PACU

  • Job ID: 761864764
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Varying shifts between 6:30 am - 7 pm.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Shadyside
  • Department: Post Anesthetic Recove
  • Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.65 to $24.56 / hour

Description

We are currently offering a generous sign-on bonus for Patient Care Technicians. Sign-On Bonus Details:
  • $250 for a 1-year commitment with UPMC
UPMC Shadyside is looking for a regular part-time Patient Care Technician to join their team in the PACU! UPMC’s PACU department cares for all different types of surgical patients post-operatively (including outpatient, inpatient, and critical care patients). We see between 40 to 60 cases per day. We boast a fast-paced environment with opportunities to learn about many different types of surgical patients. You will not be required to work night turn, weekends, or holiday scheduled shifts!
 
This is a regular part-time position that will work varying shifts between 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
 
Compassionate individuals of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. Applicants without prior inpatient hospital experience will be required to complete a 7-day training course. Please note: This training course is held over 7 consecutive weekdays during daylight hours and is mandatory. Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.

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.

 

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 EIC training program OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing program.
  • Prior healthcare related experience is preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • 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 34
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