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Patient Care Technician - PACU

Description

UPMC Presbyterian's PACU is hiring a full-time Patient Care Technician! Our PACU consists of both the Montefiore and Presbyterian Post-Op Care Units and Pre-Op Units. We care for both same-day and inpatient surgical patients, performing both pre-op and post-op care. In total, we oversee 20 pre-op beds, 32 post-op beds, 1 isolation room, and 6 overflow beds. We are a 2:1 ratio except for critical, unstable, or intensive care patients. We boast a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with a highly experienced team… there is always someone to learn something new from! In this role, you will work 40 hours per week (four 10-hour shifts) Monday-Friday, rotating daylight and evening with limited holidays.

This role is a valued step in a robust career ladder with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND has the employee successfully completed Basic arrhythmia class AND does the employee perform 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, IV catheter removal, femoral hemostasis, or IV insertion.
  • 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.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Any of the following are preferred:
    • 2 years of healthcare experience
    • 1 year of experience and enrollment in PT/OT/PA program with completion of at least one clinical rotation
    • 1 year of experience and completion of a Bachelor's degree in a health sciences field
  • Annual completion of a professional contribution to be determined after hire
  • Successful completion of patient care technician senior class after hire
  • Successful completion of basic information system training after hire
  • May, in the course of their duties, be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances

  • 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)
  • Act 34

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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