Patient Care Tech, General Pediatrics, PRN, Varies
Erlanger Health System - Chattanooga, TN

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Job Summary:
The PCT, provides direct patient care under the direction of the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, or RN and assists the nursing team in providing safe and effective care of patients within the scope of their practice.

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

Hospital experience preferred

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare providers

Department Position Summary:

The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.

Must be able to communicate effectively and adapt to the constantly changing workload. Assist with various procedures, including but not limited to, activities of daily living, measuring I & Os, cleaning of area and stocking of supplies and equipment, knowledge of sterile procedures. Must be able to work with others as a member of a health team. Must be willing to learn. Must be able to communicate well with patients, families and co-workers. Must have a genuine interest in patients and coworkers as demonstrated by timeliness and working when scheduled, including weekends and holidays.

Mission: To improve the health of people we touch
Vision: To be recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a premier health system

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: We will fulfill the mission and vision by adhering to the Standards of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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