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Patient Care Technician (Medical/Surgical)

Patient Care Technician (Medical/Surgical)

Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
CentraState Medical Center
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Provides skilled technical assistance to licensed professionals by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality patient care. Follows established standards, Joint Commission, and CSHS policies and procedures. A patient focused care model utilizing a multidisciplinary approach is used as the method to deliver care in the department.


  • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patient's individual need.
  • Accurately checks exterior of code cart each shift.
  • Affirms the patient's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
  • Collects and labels specimens without error.
  • Accurately performs bedside glucose monitoring, and calibration of Accucheck and enters data.
  • Correctly performs all scheduled and assigned tasks while continually observing patient needs.
  • Retrieves blood from the Blood Bank.
  • Verbalizes/performs understanding of 1:1 precautions and documents appropriately.
  • Performs post mortem care.
  • Follows CentraState policy regarding restraint application, documentation and observation.
  • Always answers patient call lights in a timely manner.
  • Provides basic nursing care, including partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients (i.e.: bathing, feeding, diversional activity) and assists patients with activities of daily living.
  • Properly performs electrocardiograms.
  • Provides partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients.
  • Accurately performs simple wound care and ostomy care.
  • Accurately collects and documents patient data (TPR, I&O, specimen collection, height and weight) utilizing learned technical skills under the direction of the RN. Accurately documents patient data and comfort rounds in Wellsoft system.
  • Correctly makes occupied and unoccupied beds.
  • Notifies nurse immediately for patient's complaints of pain/discomfort and any observed change in condition. Provides appropriate interventions for pain as directed by nurse and reports outcomes.
  • Assists with the elimination needs of the patient while providing privacy and dignity.
  • Performs rounding as per guidelines.
  • Correctly feeds patients.
  • Performs tasks to maintain patient mobility.
  • Accurately maintains feeding tubes.
  • Accurately performs incentive spirometry and pulse oximetry.
  • Accurately obtains and documents temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressure.
  • Accurately measures and documents intake and output.
  • Reports patient intake and output to nurse.
  • Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Work Experience:

  • One year nursing assistant healthcare experience or successful completion of Nurse Assistant or MST or PCT training course required.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPR certification required.
  • EKG certification required.
  • Glucose and Phlebotomy Certification required.


Must obtain wiithin six months of hire.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

Physical Demands

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.



Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


Physical Demands:

Sitting - Occasionally

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping - Occasionally

Bending/Climbing - Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Occasionally

Typing/Filing - Frequently



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.