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Patient Care Technician - Senior - Admissions and Discharge Unit (Harrisburg Hospital)

  • Job ID: 615633626
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Main 11
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.76 to $23.58 / hour

Description

                The Admission and Discharge Unit is utilized to facilitate the transition of care to inpatient status and upon discharge from the hospital.  Patients from the Emergency Department are transferred to this unit to expedite the admission process while awaiting an inpatient bed assignment.  Patients may also be admitted to the Admissions unit as their initial point of entry to start their inpatient hospitalization stay.  Patients will also be transferred to the Admission and Discharge Unit from the inpatient units who have a planned discharge to complete the discharge process including activities such as an additional dose of IV antibiotics or lab rechecks.  The Admission and Discharge unit will be open Monday-Friday from 0700-2300 to support patient throughput.  

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

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.
  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.
  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers and distributes patient mail.
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care.
  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 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

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 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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