Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician in Amarillo, TX

Shift: 3rd - Night
Hours: 7:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M. - Sunday - Thursday
Schedule: Part Time


Job Summary:
The Patient Care Technician is responsible for the direct and indirect patient care duties assigned to them by the Registered Nurse, following the policies and procedures of the institution. The PCT will assist with patient care and comfort, hygiene and ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) including bed baths, restroom assistance and linen changes, nutrition, mobility, transport, and ensure patient safety with prompt response to patient request and call lights. The PCT will assist with the management and flow of the unit by assisting with admits, discharges, transfer/transport patients, electronic patient documentation, answers telephones, collect and delivers specimens.

Requirements, Licenses and Certifications
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Minimum of 18-years of age
CPR Heartsaver AED certified from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Previous hospital based Patient Care Assistant/Tech., Medical Assistant, EMT-B and/or CNA preferred but not required

Texas CNA certificate; current or previously held in good standing
Nursing students with Intro to Nursing or Nursing Skills complete and/or presently in the first semester of clinicals

Acute care setting of patient drains, tubes, and specimen collection

Acute care setting of infection control protocols

Able to pass the BSA Acute Care Technical Skills Competency to include but not limited to: Manual Blood Pressure,

I & O Calculation, Measure Height and Weight, Glucose Monitoring

Ability to recognize important patient observations and communicate it to the appropriate team member

Ability to manipulate, position, transfer and ambulate various size patients both full assist or partial assist

Basic addition and subtraction skills required

Computer skills necessary; minimum 25wpm accurate, EMR EPIC documentation

Medical terminology a plus

Prioritize multiple requests

Ability to multi-task constantly and tolerate multiple interruptions

Clear and effective communication (written and verbal) with patients, families and other healthcare professionals

Outgoing; friendly and compassionate customer service skills needed; must be committed to patient and family satisfaction


Schedule Details
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Status:  Part-time 2 - 12-hour shifts per week required
Shift:  3rd Nights
Hours:  7:00pm - 7:00am
Days:  Varied rotating weekdays generally Sunday - Thursday nights (preferred availability is for S/M/T) with an occasional weekend shift
Hours:  12.0 hours