Patient Care Technician-Surgical
Company: UnityPoint Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
4 Surgical is our largest med/surg unit with 28 beds. If you
have an interest in caring for patients post-operatively, this is
the unit for you! 4 Surg receives patients that have had surgery
including urology, general surgery, orthopedics, plastics,
neurosurgery or podiatry.
Hours: rotational (7a or 7p)
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.
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a
priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections; reporting
potential or actual concerns immediately.
- Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge
of conditions of assigned patients.
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
Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Waterloo , Patient Care Technician-Surgical, Other , Waterloo, Iowa
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