The Patient Care Technician performs various patient care duties for the department under the direct supervision of Nursing or other medical staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assists patients with activities of daily living, changing linen, getting in and out of bed, and ambulation as appropriate to setting. Prepares patients for meals and assists patients with eating, if required.
Answers and responds to patient call lights and requests in a timely manner. May also be asked to be a sitter for patients needing consistent observation.
Cleans patient bedside units and nursing areas not included in general housekeeping; ensures neatness and cleanliness of patient rooms and maintains patient care items.
Cleans equipment properly and distributes based on patient needs. Maintains unit equipment in good working order, and notifies the appropriate parties promptly when equipment requires service or repairs.
Maintains inventory, requisitions, and stocks work area supplies and equipment.
Assists with non-medical patient care support duties such as making coffee, patient transporting, ice, water, blanket, assist with feeding a patient and turning patients as required.
Attends in services, unit meetings and conferences.
Complies with applicable policies and procedures and safety guidelines to ensure a safe work and patient care environment. Observes proper body mechanics while performing work area duties and patient care.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
For positions assigned to the Psychology unit: Completion of formal Psychiatric Technician and Mental Health Assistant Program or 2 years experience in an Inpatient psychiatric setting preferred. Completion of Psychiatric Technician Orientation Skills Checklist. CPI Certification to be obtained during department orientation. Experience as a Psychiatric Technician and Mental Health Assistant preferred.
Good communications skills, both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient.
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Internal Number: 20012223
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!