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Patient Care Technician, Casual (Nursing Students) - UPMC McKeesport

Description

Are you a currently a Nursing Student looking to continue developing your patient care skills?  Are you interested in working at a world renowned medical center with an up-beat environment?  Do you enjoy working hands on with patients, their families, and a supportive team to provide excellent patient care? If so, you might be a great fit for a role at UPMC!

UPMC McKeesport is currenlty recruiting for casual Patient Care Technician to join our nursing support staff!  Apply today to see where your career can go!

What is a Patient Care Technician?

Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are essential partners in our mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with the nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay.  UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time.

Why Join us as a Patient Care Technician?

Continuing your nursing career as a Patient Care Technician gives you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience to further your education and skills while in school.  This position offers a flexible schedule to allow you to work around your busy class schedules and help prepare you for your first Graduate Nurse role!

Shifts/Hours: To maintain a casual status, you would be required to work approximately 8 hours every two weeks, with the opportunity to work additional hours over holiday and summer breaks!

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 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:

  • 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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