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 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
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.
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.
|Employer||St. Alexius Hospital Corp|