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Patient Care Technician - 6FG Trauma (Nights)

  • Job ID: 508742156
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: 6F_G Gen Surg_Trauma ICU
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.36 to $25.72 / 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, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a full-time Patient Care Technician to support the 6FG Surgical Trauma Unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital! This intensive care unit specializes in caring for patients who are critically ill after surgery or a traumatic injury.

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) will work three 12-hour evening shifts, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., per week. Rotating weekend and holiday availability is required for this position. 

All hired candidates will be required to attend and complete a mandatory training course. This is a paid training program! This course is held during weekdays and daylight hours. Attendance is mandatory for the entire training.

The Patient Care Technician provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and will be directed by the nurse or physician to ensure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times.

PCTs must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities, including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, and turning and repositioning patients), PLUS point of care testing (including blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), and 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 assignments 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, and 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), and clean catch/mini catheter urine collection. In addition, simple dressings, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections.
    • All competencies must be achieved.
  • Ensures 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.
  • 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 in patient 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.

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

 

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must also have either:
    • 1 year of experience,
    • OR enrollment in PT/OT/PA program or related healthcare training program with completion of at least one clinical rotation,
    • OR 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.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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