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Patient Care Technician -- Advanced -- Med/Surg 3200

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!

 Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation… and UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital is one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.

We are hiring a Full-Time Patient Care Technician -- Advanced position to support the Med/Surg 3200 unit. 3200 is a 24 -bed medical-surgical telemetry unit that cares for a wide variety of medical and post-op patients to include short stay patients.  Although we are a women’s hospital, we care for both women and men in a compassionate, supportive, high tech environment, utilizing protocols to enable both patient and staff safety.  Our post-op patients may be recovering from orthopedic, vascular, urological, gynecological, or bariatric surgeries. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and medical conditions we see, 3200 is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience.

Patient care staff in department work on a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage. Availability for all shifts, including some weekends and holidays, is expected.

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 beachieved.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effectivecommunication 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 toimprove 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.
  • Demonstrates 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 safetypolicies 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.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.

 

Qualifications

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:
• 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/Certification:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • 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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