Patient Care Technician

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

The General Medical 5A/B unit is a 45-bed unit consisting of general medical patients with a mix of Cardio IMCU and Med-Surg overflow.  The unit is supported by a team consisting of the Unit Secretary, Patient Care Unit Coordinators, Patient Care Technicians, Transporters, Nutrition Ambassadors, RN’s, LVN’s, RN Shift Supervisor, a Clinical Educator, a Manager and the Director working as a cohesive team to ensure excellent patient care.

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 Patient Care Technician 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.   Patient coverage assignments are 10-15 patients per Patient Care Technician  based on unit census with some 1:1 patient coverage assignments.  The Patient Care Technician 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:
  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, Medical Assistant, EMT-B and/or CNA preferred but not required
  Texas CNA certificate; current or previously held in good standing
  Nursing students currently enrolled in an ADN or BSN accredited school of nursing program with either 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 for 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