Patient Care Tech
Valley West Community Hospital - Sandwich, IL

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Works cooperatively with the nursing staff and other hospital personnel to provide basic monitoring and care for patients within the legal scope of practice. Assists in data collection, provides input into the plan of care/care profile, reinforces teaching and documents care delivered.
VI. REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS: A. Graduation of an accepted nursing assistant course, or current enrollment in an accepted school of nursing with completion of the fundamentals of nursing coursework B. Knowledge of normal characteristics of growth and development throughout life span C. 1-2 years of previous C.N.A. or Patient Care Tech experience strongly preferred VII. CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: • Unless currently enrolled in or a graduate of an accepted registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) educational program, certification as a nursing assistant through the Illinois Department of Public Health is required for all nursing assistants hired on or after January 1, 2003. • For those enrolled in a RN or LPN educational program, completion of the fundamentals of nursing coursework (including associated clinical hours) with a grade of C or higher, is required. • For those who have graduated from an accepted RN or LPN educational program, and are awaiting licensure as an RN or LPN, no certification is necessary. • Current recognition in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers within 30 days of employment.