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Patient Care Technician

  • Location: Edison, Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 12 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2022-05-23
  • Job Ref: 22-09386
Job Description:

Roles & Responsibilities: Job Summary: The Patient Care Technician is responsible for assisting registered professional nurses, in the care of the patient. He/she performs all of the essential generic job functions as listed below. Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance):
1. Welcomes patients and checks for proper identification bracelets.
2. Prepares the patient for assessment/admission, physical examination and procedures.
3. Draws intravenous or capillary blood from newborn through geriatric aged patients using proper aseptic collection techniques, assure appropriate labeling and processing of specimens to expedite through put of patients.
4. Performs EKG for patients as directed.
5. Assures the presence, functionality and cleanliness of all necessary equipment.
6. Assists in the transport of patient to departments or units upon request.
7. Assists with preparation as necessary assuring the patient is assisted with meals/ or fed as needed.
8. Checks inventory of assigned area and restocks as directed.
9. Ensures room environment is prepared for admission.
10. Provides direct hygiene and comfort care to patients including bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, incontinent care, and bed making.
11. Takes vital signs on admission under the direction of the RN, and documents accordingly, and notifies the RN of results, assists with admission as appropriate inclusive of checking of patient ID bands.
12. Performs and documents glucose finger sticks and collects other specimens as directed.
13. Obtains and documents daily patient weights and observes and documents patients intake and output.
14. Provides a safe patient environment by answering call lights promptly, communicating with the RN immediately for any change in the patients condition.
15. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs not limited to (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.) Contacts: Regular contact with Medical Center personnel, patients and visitors.

Education Requirement:
Knowledge, Education and Skills Required: 1. High school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
BLS-aha Required.
Minimum 1 year of (recent) prior PCT experience in an Acute Care Facility (prior ED experience preferred)
Must have strong (verifiable) competency in the following areas:
Phlebotomy (certification preferred but not required)
EKG (certification preferred but not required)
Checking blood sugar
Must have proven track record of reliability with patient care and attendance. Must have experience to keep pace with high volume and fast pace environment.
Prior Epic experience preferred but not reuired (will be Epic trained)
*ED  has high volume of stroke, sepsis and stemi patients.
Other Information - Schedule Notes: 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM (5x8 for 40 hours weekly) Every Other Weekend Required. Holidays- As Needed. No on Call.