A non-licensed healthcare provider employed by Erlanger Health Systems is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of patients.
Required: High School education or equivalent. Required to meet one of the following: Completed Certified Nursing Assistant course and passed certification exam, Completed First Responder Course, Completed EMT program, Nursing student having completed Fundamentals of Nursing, Completed Medical Assistant Program, Pre-Med student, Military Corpsman, or Completed Surgical Tech program. Any of these may apply and work in a Patient Care Tech position, but must function within the guidelines, skills, and pay grade outlined for the Patient Care Tech.
Those who were employed as a Patient Care Tech prior to 3-1-2004 and do not have the above educational requirements will be grandfathered in as a Patient Care Tech. He/She must successfully complete an Erlanger fundamentals checklist, observed demonstration, and pass a written exam.
Preferred: Hospital experience preferred
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Preferred: CNA certification, EMT licensure, First Responder, MA certification. Basic Life Support.
Department Position Summary:
Provides direct patient care under the direction of an RN, including activities of daily living, specimen collection, and vital signs. Must be able to communicate effectively and adapt to the constantly changing workload related to increased volume and acuity. Tends to the needs of the PICU with minimal instructions. Serves as a unit clerk by answering the telephone, entering information into the hospital information system, activating the beeper system, maintaining supplies.
Erlanger Health System - 20 months ago