Patient Support Tech-Med Surg-Fulltime-Nights-TMC
Trident Medical Center - Charleston, SC

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Working under the supervision of a nursing, the Patient Support Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients in addition to unit secretary duties. The position
                      's tasks and responsibilities include:
                      • Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.

                        • Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.
                        • Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
                        • Assists patients in ambulating.
                        • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
                        • Performs non sterile dressing changes.
                        • Passes and collects bed pans.
                        • Changes bed linens.
                        • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
                        • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
                        • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
                        • Orients and mentors new staff members.
                        • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
                          Qualifications
                            Required Job Qualifications Include:
                            • High School Graduate or equivalent required.
                            • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider
                            • Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant training program or currently enrolled in nursing program with completion of a nursing fundamentals course or certified as an EMT.
                            • Certification as a Nurse Assistant preferred.
                            • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
                            • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
                            • Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.
                            • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

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