Patient Care Technician III - Progressive Care Unit - Nights

Austin, Texas
Competitive Salary
Oct 13, 2017
Dec 20, 2017
Support Staffing
Contract Type

(The essential responsibilities and accountabilities of this position including interactions with other departments and outside vendors, if applicable, in PRIORITY order.) 1) Primary Functions

·         Assures admission paperwork is available and actively participates in the admission process. ·         Actively participates in administering patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment. ·         Responds to patients needs in a timely manner. ·         Assists patients with ADLs including meals, bathing, and hygiene needs. ·         Performs/assists with range of motion exercises and ambulation. Performs cardiac rehab. exercises with patients per protocol. ·         Performs/assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher. Transports patients as needed. ·         Reports abnormal conditions to the RN in a timely manner. ·         Maintains personal responsibility for professional growth and development. ·         Applies the knowledge of growth and development to appropriate patient populations. ·         Maintains patient confidentiality. ·         Maintains universal precautions. ·         Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

2) Technical Activities
·         Observes intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations and reports any non-functioning line visually observed. ·         Performs oral suctioning with a Yankauers. ·         Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including inputting patient specific data for hemodynamic monitor use, SaO2, and EKG. ·         Demonstrates ability to perform 12 lead EKG. ·         Collects specimens such as urine, stool, or sputum. ·         Obtains weight and basic patient information for new admissions. ·         Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment, and reports abnormalities/unanticipated changes to RN. ·         Performs blood glucose monitoring. ·         Demonstrates basic phlebotomy skills. ·         Performs urinary catheterization. ·         Performs ostomy care. ·         Administers non-medicated enemas. ·         Performs surgical preps on patients. ·         Ability to assist RN/MD in removal of sheath and applies manual pressure or c-clamp after hemostasis has been established. ·         Observes sheath site for signs of bleeding and notifies RN of any changes. ·         Ability to apply single dressings and to assist RN with more complex dressings. ·         Provides clerical support as needed.

3) Staff/Unit Responsibilities
·         Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective manner. ·         Participates in peer review. ·         Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students. ·         Maintains and develops own professional competencies. ·         Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration. ·         Assists in interdepartmental service coordination. ·         Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization ·         Review program. ·         Assumes a role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system. ·         Provides services to the physicians, within his/her scope of practice. ·         Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross training). ·         Demonstrates willingness to staff other areas of the hospital as needed. ·         Assists with patient charges as are necessary. ·         Maintains knowledge of and confirms to hospital policy and procedure. ·         Assures that patient equipment and supplies are available and are in working condition. 4) Emergency Room PCT Responsibilities

·         Acts as a resource for information and comfort to the families of patients. ·         Promotes patient-focused environment. ·         Communicates effectively with all level of hospital personnel. ·         Assists in facilitation of emergency treatment to minimize any delay. ·         Maintains a safe and clean environment.

5) Operating Room PCT Responsibilities

·         Provides quality individualized nursing care to the perioperative patient and family. ·         Implements established techniques, policies, and procedures under the direction of an RN. ·         Fosters an environment conducive to the dynamic changing pace of today's technology through continuous review and assessment of perioperative care. ·         Actively supports the coordination of staffing patterns, patient procedures, and physician cases-efficiently and cost effectively.

6) Cath Lab PCT Responsibilities

·         Assists RN with patient assessment pre, peri, and post procedure. ·         Maintains a safe, aseptic environment. ·         Adheres to procedural protocols. ·         Maintains equipment in proper working order. ·         Participates in total maintenance of department.

7) Professionalism

·         Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies. ·         Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback. ·         Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings. ·         Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees - is a positive team member. ·         Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.

8) Initiative

·         Offers input in specific work plans and due dates. ·         Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes. ·         Effectively prioritizes assignments. ·         Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments. ·         Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress. ·         Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.

9) Key Relationships

·         Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving. ·         Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving. ·         Proactive in meeting customers needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests. ·         Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions. ·         Participates in education/development of peers and other staff

10) Annual Requirements

·         SDH Annual Education ·         Attendance Requirements ·         Adheres to Department Dress Code ·         Code of Conduct Refresher Course ·         Other o   Annual Competency Training (if applicable) o   BLS (if required) o   ACLS (if required) o   PALS (if required)

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