Patient Care Tech - Observation Unit - Part Time Nights

Location
Humble, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Mar 13, 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Patient Care Tech - Northeast Campus - Observation Unit - Part Time NightsNortheast Hospital

Job Description
Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
  • High School diploma or equivalent GED

Experience:
  • Three (3) years patient care experience in a designated specialty area; OR
  • No experience if nursing student having completed fundamentals of nursing; OR
  • No experience if completion of Patient Care Technician program (e.g. Brightwood College); OR
  • No experience if graduate from Medical Assistant or EMT (Intermediate Level) or Paramedic Program with at least 160 hours of extern clinical experience  in a designated specialty area

Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified in Basic Life Support OR Heartsaver CPR with AED within 90 days of employment; AND one or more of the following:
    • Certified as a Nursing Assistant by the Texas Department of Health; OR
    • Nursing student having completed fundamentals of nursing; OR
    • Completion of Patient Care Technician program (e.g. Brightwood College); OR
    • Graduate of a foreign nursing program with nursing credentials/licensure in country of origin; OR
    • Certified Medical Assistant; OR
    • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); OR
    • Licensed Paramedic

Additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instruction and communicate clearly and effectively with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; demonstrates skills for assigned specialty area/function or assigned procedures, including working knowledge of basic medical terminology and computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with increased responsibilities
  • Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged and/or extensive sitting, standing, and walking
  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues, and ensures clean and safe patient environment; seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to nurse or charge nurse
  • Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes; follows safety rules; works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors; and participates in organizational and department safety programs.
  • Considers the diverse needs of each patient, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience
  • Promotes a safe and accountable environment; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards, being a good steward of resources, including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; may serve as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned within scope of responsibility and clinical competency
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
  • Performs appropriate advanced indirect and direct patient care at a competent level as directed by a licensed clinician within the scope of hospital-approved skills inventory according to the needs/age of the patient/population served including phlebotomy and EKG; assists with planning and implementing direct patient care; documents care provided in patient medical record in accordance with hospital policies/procedures
  • Assists personnel in meeting patient/family learning needs; maintains communication with physicians and healthcare team members to ensure quality of care; coordinates schedules of diagnostic testing
  • Performs assigned treatments as directed; prepares patient for meals and feeds them; performs/assists with baths; maintains patient rooms in orderly fashion; serves as Unit Clerk and/or monitors patients as assigned
  • Identifies and responds to abnormal findings, pertinent changes in the patient’s condition reporting such to the patient’s nurse or charge nurse immediately; charts observations and activities
  • Transports patients as needed to and from various destinations; assists with patient admissions, discharges and transfers


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