Patient Care Technician II - Med/Surg - Nights (rotating weekends)

Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 13, 2017
Closes
Dec 18, 2017
Ref
08224-56730
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent

St. Davids North Austin Medical Center is part of St. Davids HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of womens health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. Davids Womens Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. Davids North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. Davids Childrens Hospital. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.

 Position Description

The Patient Care Technician performs a variety of basic care services related to activities of daily living under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and/or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The Patient Care Technician assists the nursing staff in providing patient care according to hospital policies and procedures. The Patient Care Technician accepts assignments on other units when necessary. The Patient Care Technician assists in maintaining a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care unit.



 

Essential Job Responsibilities

Performs direct patient care:

  • Participates in providing direct care as directed, according to standards
  • Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds
  • Communicates all findings in the correct/concise/clear written and or verbal format
  • Can recognize abnormal findings ie VS, Skin changes, I&O, etc. and report findings to the nurse
  • Can recognize and respond appropriately in an emergency situation
  • Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs

Performs indirect patient care:

  • Can perform skills to support direct care

  • Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities

  • Can adjust to a rapidly changing work environment

  • Can maintain a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care area

  • Maintains equipment in good working order

  • Submits requests for repair appropriately

  • Uses and charges supplies appropriately

  • Can input physician orders

  • Can operate the patient call system

  • Answers and transfers phone calls. Break down and/or copies charts/forms as needed

  • Acts as an orientation preceptor for new and cross-training PCT I and PCT II employees

  • Have knowledge of limited role of medication security, handling, storage and transport of non-narcotic medications under the approval and direction of a supervisor

Participates in the plan of care:

  • Is familiar with the plan of care

  • Can follow instructions for the care performed

  • Communicates to the registered nurse and licensed vocational nurse any data appropriate to the plan of care

Technical skills:  (as required by facility/unit/dept.)

  • Phlebotomy for lab specimens, blood cultures

  • Nasopharyngeal suctioning

  • Foley catheterization, catheter care and removal.

  • Bladder scanner

  • Irrigations (non-medicated) eyes and ears.

  • Nasal swabs

  • Assists with surgical aseptic/sterile procedures maintaining sterile/aseptic technique

  • Assist with set up of equipment as needed

  • Application and adjustment of CPM & SCM, TED hoses; application of Buck's traction

  • Set up for Telemetry, monitoring EKG rhythm strips, obtain 12 lead EKG

  • Orthopedic splinting

  • Emergency: participates CPR and Dr. Leo, crash cart and pediatric equipment location

  • Assist with postmortem care

  • Completes unit specific competency and age-specific competency requirements

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