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Patient Care Technician-Medical

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewUnityPoint - Allen HospitalFull-Time: 7p-7:30a, every third weekend; holiday rotation -Sign On Bonus: $3,000.00 paid over 1 year - - -3 Medical is a 25-bed inpatient unit. Staff here see a variety of general medical patients. -There's a focus on respiratory illnesses, renal failure, altered mental status, or GI issues. On 3 Med, you will experience a wide variety of patients with high acuity. The teamwork on 3 Medical is stellar and you'll feel why after just a few shifts here! -The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). - Reports and records observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department. -Why UnityPoint Health?? -

Commitment to our Team - We've been named a by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.? -Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.? -Benefits - Our competitive program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.? -Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.?Development - We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.? -Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.?? -Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. ? -Responsibilities
  • Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.
  • Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties. -
  • Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT scope of practice. - Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient's care.
  • Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner. -
  • Telesitter (applies to PCTs who have requested to learn this skill and Resource PCTs): Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter software. Maintains visual observation at all times. - Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room. - Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.
  • Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority. - Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections; reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.Qualifications
    • Completion of nursing assistant or equivalent course.
    • Six months of nursing assistant experience preferred.
    • This position does not get reported with Direct Care Workers (DCW).
    • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
    • Multicultural sensitivity.
    • Microsoft Office - basic computer skills.
    • Customer/patient focused.
    • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
    • Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at one time and remaining alert at all times while on duty.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset.
    • Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes.
    • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff.
    • Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.
      • Area of Interest: Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs;
      • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.9;
      • Department: Medical - 3 Medical- Logan;
      • Shift: 7p-7:30a, every third weekend;
      • Job ID: 100054;

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Waterloo , Patient Care Technician-Medical, Healthcare , Waterloo, Iowa

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