CentraState Healthcare System

  • Patient Care Technician (PCU)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 4:14 PM)
    ID
    2018-8306
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    CentraState Medical Center
    Shift
    Night
    Work Schedule
    7P-7:30A
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • 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.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • 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:

    • BLS certification required.
    • Glucose Certification required.

     

    Glucose certification is provided by CentraState during PCT orientation.

     

    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.

     

    Exposure:

    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.

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