Position Summary- Night position 7p to 7a available.
The purpose of the Patient Care Technician is to assist the nurse and respiratory therapist in patient care delivery of patients ranging in age from zero to 18 years old, and assist in managing the customer service experience during the patient stay within the organization. This position is a full-time nights, 7p-7a, working 72 hours a pay period, working every other weekend, in the Cardiac Intermediate Care Department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare rooms for patient admission with appropriate equipment and supplies based on age and needs of patient; perform basic patient care tasks including baths, vital signs, positioning, ambulating, appropriate disposal of hazardous waste, and documentation of intake/output or other tasks delegated by the registered nurse (RN) within the scope of job duties.
- Perform advanced patient care tasks including: collection and testing of specimens (excluding central and arterial line samples); initiation of PIV catheters; priming IV fluids (excluding blood products); naso/oral/pharyngeal suctioning; insertion of NG/OG tubes; insertion of urinary catheters; and, complex dressing changes.
- Respond quickly to patient and family needs and problem solve appropriately in collaboration with the RN; maintain a safe patient environment at all times transport stable patients to procedures or testing within the Children’s Medical Center physical building requiring minimal therapy needs in addition to patient discharge.
- Assist in emergency situations by initiating BLS, continuing chest compressions, and/or participating as a runner; assist with unit regulatory readiness as assigned (including code cart checks); demonstrate skills as identified on the unit-based competency checklist, document legibly and completely.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Student actively enrolled in an accredited nursing program and completed at least 1 year of nursing curriculum.
Licenses & certifications
- Certification from appropriate accredited health care education program as Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician with minimum of 1 year clinical experience, Paramedic, or the equivalent.
- Current BLS/CPR certification (Healthcare Provider course).
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
- The ability to read, write and understand technical and patient care information and be attentive to detail.
- The ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner.
- The ability to use the phone and paging system for efficient communication.
- The ability to prioritize, adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and to work in stressful situation.
- Ability to make sound judgments concerning need to refer situations to more skilled practitioners.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service at all times.
- Ability to meet physical requirements of the service line (such as ability to lift 40 pounds) as identified by Employee Health.
- Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, machine operations, administration of treatments, injections, etc.
- Significant portions of daily assignment involve prolonged standing, transporting material, equipment, patients, or lifting, moving or carrying heavy materials (check one: 10 lbs. or more but less than 20 lbs. ___, 20 lbs. or more but less than 30 lbs.____, 30 lbs.___, 31 lbs. or more ____) for intermittent periods throughout the day.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Expiration Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015