St. David's South Austin Medical Center provides convenient, comprehensive healthcare and leading-edge services in Women's Health, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, Surgical Services (including da Vinci robotics), Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. The hospital recently underwent a $72 million expansion, and will be the site of Austin's first bone marrow transplant center.
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
Foley catheterization, catheter care and removal.
Irrigations (non-medicated) eyes and ears.
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
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
Education and Experience
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or Completion of 1 st semester nursing program, or Previous experience as a PCT II, NA, or CA; minimum of 1 year experience in the hospital setting as a nursing assistant or PCT.
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