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Patient Care Technician - RPU (Daylight)

Description

Are you looking to establish a fulfilling, interactive healthcare career while directly elevating patient care? If you're passionate about patient care, and are looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

 

UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a full-time Patient Care Technician to support the Triage team of the RPU Imaging Unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital!

The Patient Care Technician will work rotating daylight shifts, Monday through Friday, with only one Saturday shift required per month!

This role will work directly with outpatients coming in for Imaging procedures and testing. The Patient Care Technician provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures. This role will be directed by the nurse or physician to ensure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times. Patient care duties may also include, but are not limited to, ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients, and blood glucose), vital signs, simple dressings, EKGs, bladder scans, and all specimen collections. 

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

 

Responsibilities:

  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • 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. ACLS preferred.
 

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

 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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