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Patient Care Tech. (Med/Surg)

Description

Join the UPMC Northwest hospital team as a casual Patient Care Tech
on the medical / surgical / pediatric unit.

As a Patient Care Technician, you will provide routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is always maintained.

 

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.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lighbts 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.
  • 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.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.
  • May in the course of duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

 

Qualifications

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 available upon hire
 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

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire ACLS preferred
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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