The Patient Care Tech (PCT) provides basic nursing care on assigned patients as delegated by the RN and LPN and completes other duties as delegated.
Care of the Patient
Completes patient care (may include V/S, I&O's, heights, weights, head circumference, ADL's and other patient care related assignments) in a safe, efficient and timely manner.
Documents patient care and other assignments according to department guidelines.
Recognizes and reports changes in patient condition to licensed staff.
Assists with admission, transfer and discharge as directed by licensed staff.
Communicates patient/family information to health care team members to assist with individualizing the patient plan of care.
Practices universal precautions/isolation techniques according to hospital policy.
Recognizes unsafe and emergency situations and reacts appropriately.
Assists with maintaining a clean orderly patient/department environment.
Acts as a courier between ancillary departments as needed to meet daily unit/department requirements.
Performs clerical duties as needed. (May include, but is not limited to, clean sheeting charts, stamping flowsheets, making up admission packets, answering the telephone).
Practices cost effective use of supplies.
Utilizes available communication tools (OA, staff meetings, bulletin boards) to remain informed.
Completes 4 contact hours per year of appropriate continuing education related to current practice area and role responsibilities.
Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.
Shares knowledge with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.
High school education or GED
Previous PCT experience preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Completion of PCT/Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate or related course preferred.
Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position. Upon request for reasonable accommodation, ACH may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.
works with others
verbal contact with others
ability to move distances between and within buildings
standing 6 hours
lifting 50 pounds
carrying patients and equipment
reading - simple
writing - simple
basic math skills
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