Patient Care Tech - Intermediate Care B Unit - FT 36 hours, Night shift
Company: Trinity Health Of New England
Posted on: June 12, 2019
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is responsible for completing a
variety of activities and tasks comprising the care of patients and
their families. The PCT is a member of a designated care team
functioning under the leadership and oversight of a Registered
Nurse. The PCT is cognizant of the philosophy, standards,
objectives and policies of the department and the hospital. PRIMARY
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1. Performs and assists patients
with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing,
positioning, skin care, ambulating, and toileting. 2. Performs and
documents in the patients' electronic health record (EHR), basic
nursing care such as ADLs, collecting routine specimens, vital
signs, intake, output and weight. 3. Assists with achieving
nutritional needs by preparing patient for meals,
delivering/removing meal trays, distributing water and feeding
patients. 4. Performs procedures and treatments such as EKGs, point
of care testing, application and monitoring of patient s response
to restraints and constant observation. 5. Assists in transferring
and transporting patients, beds and patient care equipment and
adheres to necessary safety precautions. 6. Completes various
errands as requested such as retrieving and delivering supplies,
specimens, blood products and instruments. 7. Performs all tasks as
delegated by the Registered Nurse. Communicates routinely with the
Registered Nurse and immediately reports any findings or concerns.
8. Participates in rounds when handing off report/communication.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Work requires general
knowledge acquired through obtaining a High School diploma or GED.
2. Graduate of Certified Nurse Assistant or EMT Program, or former
experience in the capacity of a nurse assistant, orderly, EMT,
medical assistant, or adequate clinical experience as a student
nurse. PCT experience preferred. 3. Active certification in
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required or must be obtained
within three (3) months of hire into position. 4. Active
certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) required or
must be obtained within six (6) months of hire into position. 5.
Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual
matters. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when
dealing with patients and their families, visitors and/or hospital
staff. 6. Work requires providing direct patient care to neonate,
pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult, and geriatric patients.
WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Requires exposure to blood and various body
fluids, which require caution and use of established safety
guidelines and equipment. 2. Ability to lift and move heavy
objects/patients with or without reasonable accommodations.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to the Nurse Manager or
designee. Receives daily oversight from registered nurse. 2. Has no
responsibility for the direct supervision of any other colleagues.
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