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Overnight Patient Care Technician, Emergency Department- UPMC McKeesport

  • Job ID: 251032021
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Overnight, 8 hour shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC McKeesport
  • Department: ED CDU Observation Unit mw
  • Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.50 to $23.66 / hour

Description

UPMC McKeesport is hiring a full-time Patient Care Technician to help support the Emergency Department/Clinical Decision Unit Observation Unit.  This position will work 8-hour overnight shifts and have rotating weekend and holiday responsibilities. When working overnight shifts, employees are eligible for a pay rate shift differential of up to $1.60 more per hour based on experience! 

This position is also eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

$500 paid out to you in your first 90 days with a 1-year work commitment

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient care provided at UPMC. They work in 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 will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Career Ladder based on their individual experience and education. If you are inexperienced in patient care, you may be asked to attend a 7-day training course (classes held on weekdays 8am-4pm). 

Apply today to see where your career can take you!

Purpose:
Provides routine patient care and supports the department services by established policies and procedures, and as 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 (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 assignments 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 the first year of clinical work in a nursing program.
  • 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:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - CPR is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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