The Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing patient care related services and clerical support under the direction of a Licensed Practical Nurse and/or a Registered Nurse including but not limited to services relative to hygiene, nutrition, ambulation, elimination, safety, and supply and office maintenance.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
"*" Denotes the essential job functions according to ADA guidelines.
*1. Provides patient care related support including services relative to hygiene, nutrition, ambulation, elimination and safety as directed by a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse per established departmental guidelines and competencies.
*2. Documents appropriately into patient record charting based on skill level and follows established standards and guidelines of the Nursing Services department.
*3. Maintains appropriate supplies and equipment on the division and performs inventory and ordering as directed by the manager or designee.
*4. Answers call lights and responds to patient needs in timely manner.
*5. Successfully completes job duties within assigned shift; keeps RN and LPN informed of pertinent information or needs that may require follow-up, including pain management.
*6. Demonstrates unit-defined competencies as required.
*7. As assigned enter charges on the computer, answer the telephone and perform other clerical duties per established department practices.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
CNA or proof of Advanced patient care training, OR
Current enrollment in a professional nursing education program (Applicant must provide a letter from the registrar at his/her school indicating current enrollment in good standing.
Student Nurses must submit a course description and verification that they have completed an equivalent course.
Certification as a Nurse Assistant in the State of Missouri or equivalent (see above if not certified).
Employees hired as a PCT prior to October 1, 2008 must have had prior experience or training
Recent hospital experience is preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Completion of CPR, CPI
Excellent communication skills to interact verbally with patients, visitors and staff
Ability to manage time and organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards.
A positive, service attitude towards patients, team members and customers.
Verbal ability to understand oral and written instructions related to job responsibilities.
Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
Flexibility, versatility, and reliability as a team player.
Ability to remain calm in less than calm circumstances.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
Ability to transfer and move patients weighing 200+ lbs. using proper lifting techniques and with assistance as necessary.
Ability to lift objects and push and pull equipment weighing in excess of 40 lbs. using proper techniques and with assistance as necessary.
Manual dexterity, coordination and skillful use of hands when working with patient and equipment, which may include pushing buttons, adjusting dials, turning on/off switches, buckling, holding and positioning limbs/body parts.
Ability to physically perform necessary documentation in writing
An individual without requisites stated above may qualify for a vacant position based on relevant, and/or, educational experiences. Depending on organizational needs and availability of more qualified applicants, an applicant may have some or all requisites revised or waived at the health system's discretion.