Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC has even been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Hourly Patient Care Technician/Mobility Aide. The Therapy Mobility Aide-PCT provides direct and indirect care to patients and their families under the general supervision of physical and occupational therapists. Typical duties include assisting patients with mobility, activities of daily living, tasks designed to promote safety/independence and to prevent functional decline; assist therapists; set-up and maintenance of equipment and supplies; maintain a safe environment of care; transportation; and clerical tasks.Duties & Responsibilities:Accurately performs all duties that support patient and family care, assigned by the physical or occupational therapist.Delivers care required for a group of assigned patients.Recognizes and follows established standards in clinical emergencies.Sets up equipment and assists in preparing patients for therapeutic activities and assists therapists or RN with activities.Performs therapeutic patient care techniques as described on the PCT checklist.Maintains a clean, neat and safe environment in the patient room, on the nursing unit and therapy treatment area.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to observe, document, and report data related to changes in patient status and/or symptoms per hospital and unit standards.Observes and reports the results of interventions to the therapist.Makes observations of clients' safety and comfort needs and responds appropriately.Demonstrates a patient and family centered approach to patient care at all times by introducing themselves, stating their role, and maintaining patient's privacy.Responds to patient requests for assistance in a timely and appropriate manner.Documentation is complete, accurate, and meets the standards identified by the dept.Demonstrates the ability to document in the medical record in an efficient and timely manner.Demonstrates the ability to be self-directed and make efficient use of time to meet the needs of patient and families as well as therapy department functions.Reports observations to the therapist to assist in the planning and development of approaches to meet the needs of patients and families.Organizes work assignment to meet patient's needs and department's organization and works with the therapist to set priorities for care.Maintains equipment and stocks supplies. Demonstrates safe use of patient care equipment.Performs safety checks as assigned.May provide focused equipment support for specialty services, including overseeing inventory of designated equipment, assuring that equipment room is consistently in order and equipment/supplies safely stored; may be responsible for inventory log and review with charge nurse on an ongoing manner.Orients new PCTs, staff and volunteers as needed.Assists with development and review of unit specific Orientation Checklists and recommends updates on an as needed basis.Consults with Therapy Supervisor/Associate Director regarding continuing education topics specific to the PCT/Mobility Aide role. Mentors new PCT/Mobility Aides, as assigned.Assists in the health teaching of safety for patients by reinforcing teaching related to preventative and therapeutic measures.Communicates observation of health and learning needs and patient requests for information to the therapist. Documents delegated health teaching on the appropriate record.Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for own actions and decisions in the performance of job duties.Demonstrates flexibility and stress tolerance in patient assignments by maintaining excellent interpersonal communication skills.Willingly participates in various unit committees and unit in-service programs.Identifies self learning needs and collaborates with the manager to schedule education.Takes accountability for personal growth.Demonstrates excellent communication skills verbally, in writing and in entering data into the electronic medical record.Able to function as an effective member of the health care team by articulating concerns and resolving conflict in a professional manner.Performs other related duties as assigned.Desired:Previous work experience as a Nurse Assistant/CNA in a hospital setting preferred.
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