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Patient Care Tech - Intermediate Care B Unit - FT 36 hours, Night shift

Company: Trinity Health Of New England
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

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. Apply

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