Patient Care Technician
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) functions as a nursing assistant in performing duties as assigned by the RN. The primary role responsibilities of the PCT include assisting or performing activities of daily living, room maintenance, positioning, transferring of patients, and obtaining vital signs.

Position Duties

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.

Support Services
  • 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).

Professional Performance
  • Practices cost effective use of supplies.
  • Utilizes available communication tools (, staff meetings, bulletin boards) to remain informed.
  • Completes 4 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.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Experience Requirements

1 year total experience required • •
which includes 1 year of PCT, CNA, or Medical Assistant in a healthcare setting OR successful completion of 1 semester of nursing curriculum experience


Certification/License/Registry Requirements

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Skill Requirements

Mental/Reasoning Requirements: - reading - simple - writing - simple - basic math skills

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand

Physical Activity - Walk

Physical Activity - Sit

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend

Physical Activity - Talk or hear

Physical Activity - Taste or smell

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions

Physical Environment - Infectious disease

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 100 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person) * This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - More than 100 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person) * This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:

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