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 the essential generic job functions as listed below.
Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance):
- Welcomes patients and checks for proper identification bracelets.
- Prepares the patient for assessment/admission, physical examination, and procedures.
- 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.
- Performs EKG for patients as directed.
- Assures the presence, functionality, and cleanliness of all necessary equipment.
- Assists in the transport of patient to departments or units upon request.
- Assists with preparation as necessary assuring the patient is assisted with meals/ or fed as needed.
- Checks inventory of assigned area and restocks as directed.
- Ensures room environment is prepared for admission.
- Provides direct hygiene and comfort care to patients including bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, incontinent care, and bed making.
- 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.
- Performs and documents glucose finger sticks and collects other specimens as directed.
- Obtains and documents daily patient weights and observes and documents patient's intake and output.
- Provides a safe patient environment by answering call lights promptly, communicating with the RN immediately for any change in the patient's condition.
- 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.
- Must be able to float as needed.
- Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician who has successfully completed a PCT program which includes Phlebotomy, EKG and nursing assistant course both in the theoretical and clinical setting.
- At least one (1) year PCT or CNA experience in a hospital setting strongly preferred
- Maintain current BLS/CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
Possible Compliance Requirements:
Current Health Statement
2 Step PPD / QuantiFERON
COVID 19 Vaccination
New York State Licensure
**The above list is just to prepare candidates for the possibility or credentials that may or may not be required. If you have any of these documents available, you will want to get them around for fast track onboarding.**
Contract Start Date: ASAP