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Patient Care Technician - Intensive Care Unit (Full-time)

  • Job ID: 184643670
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Evenings/Nights
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: 6 Tower Intensive Care
  • Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.20 to $24.32 / hour

Description

Are you a healthcare professional interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're
passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore
this opportunity today!

The Patient Care Technician in this role will work an evening shift with rotation to nights (11p-11p or 7p-7a). Every third weekend and 2 holidays a year.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to enter the healthcare world and gain invaluable experience!

Starting Pay for this Role is $15.58/hour!

“Title and starting pay rate of this position may vary based on years of experience.”

The Patient Care Technician provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies
and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained
at all times. Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding,
transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients. PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital
signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), clean catch/mini catheter urine
collection. In addition, simple dressings, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections. All competencies must be achieved.

Responsibilities:

 

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.
• Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding,
transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients. PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights,vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), clean catch/mini catheter
urine collection. In addition, simple dressings, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections. All competencies must be
achieved.
• 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. Request’s assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participates
in self-review as requested by the unit director.
• 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.
• 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 inpatient
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.
• Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information. Complies with safety
policies and procedures including standard precautions.
• Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive
manner. Completes department clerical functions as needed.
• Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must also have either
    a) 1 Year of Experience, OR
    b) enrollment in PT/OT/PA program or related healthcare training program with completion of at least one clinical
    rotation, OR
    c) completion of a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences field.
    • Successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class
    • 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 ACLS preferred
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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