Summary: Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, the Patient Care Technician is responsible for performing non-licensed patient care accordance with established Nursing Standards and Hospital Policies. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission and values.
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1. Performs general, non-licensed respiratory procedures: (5%)
a. oximetry spot checks
b. oxygen set-ups, tank exchange
2. Assist patients with mobility needs: (20%)
a. Patient transfers
b. turn and reposition in bed
c. maintain a clean and safe room environment d. assist patient to bathroom e. transport patients to tests or other hospital locations
3. Performs other patient care activities to include, but not limited to: (48%)
a. simple skin care
b. oral hygiene
c. partial bath
d. complete bath
f. bed making (unoccupied and occupied)
g. foley care and emptying and recording output from foley catheters
h. providing bedpan or urinal as needed
i. weigh patients
j. application and reapplication of SCD’s, TED hose, Aqua K pads, cold packs
k. pass trays, water, juice and snacks
l. administer ice chips*
m. feed patients
n. assist with menu pick up/delivery and food cart transfer as needed
o. applying restraints (bed alarms) as directed
q. obtain vital signs (temp, pulse, respirations, blood pressure)
r. emptying drains and ostomy bags, recording output
s. non sterile dressing changes
t. after death care u. pain assessment screening
v. uretheral catherization
x. blood sugar monitoring
4. Maintains CPR status (1%)
5. Performs 12 Lead ECG (5%)
6. Performs procedures related to specimen collection (15%)
a. sputum, urine, stool
7. Takes inventory of supplies and equipment and restocks as necessary (1%)
8. Responds to STAT
9. Transports supplies, mail , labs etc
10. Perform other work duties as assigned (4%)
11. Documents patient information as directed (1%)
1. Must have one of the following:
a. Completed fundamentals clinical at least by 90 days of employment.
b. Have previous documented experience as a nurse assistant, EMT, or Surgical Tech in the past 3 years.
c. CNA certification.
d. Are awaiting successful completion of licensure examination (GN and GPN)
e. Completed a professional or practical nursing program outside of the US and are awaiting license examination in the US.
f. Have completed an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel program in Missouri in the last 3 years. OR
g. Must be able to complete the required classroom and clinical education within 90 days of start date.
2. Successful completion of orientation classes as deemed by education.
3. Successful completion of the “Application Profile” questions regarding experiences at work/school, problem solving and work situations.
4. Verbal and cognitive ability.
5. May be required to rotate shifts because of hospital’s 24 hour per day 7 days a week operation. May be required to work on other patient care units as needed.
6. Able to address specific age related needs of the patient. Nursing divisions may provide care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults.
Basic Life Support completion within 3 months of hire.
JOB DUTIES REQUIRE YEARLY VALIDATION FOR COMPETENCY and YEARLY COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL SAFETY PROGRAM. PARTICIPATION IN A BLS CLASS IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Employee is required to sit occasionally, stand continuously, and walk frequently. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) medium (21-50 lbs.) and heavy (50 lbs. +) load frequently. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs. with assistance. Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens.
Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%
The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other health care providers, the patient, the patients family and significant others.
Takes direction from: Head Nurse, AHN, Registered Professional Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse.
Provides direction to: “NA”
Supervised by: “NA”
THESE “JOB DUTIES” REQUIRE ONGOING VALIDATION FOR COMPETENCY. YEARLY PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS ON STANDARD PRECAUTIONS, BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS AND FIRE AND SAFETY ARE REQUIRED. PARTICIPATION IN A CPR CLASS IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS.
Mission: Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke’s Hospital is
dedicated to improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve.
Core Values: Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice, Excellence, and Stewardship.
Human Dignity: We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.
Compassion: We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.
Justice: We honor each person’s rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.
Excellence: We set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.
Stewardship: We use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.
FACES – Friendly – Available – Caring – Efficient – Safe
Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers.
At St. Luke's, each and every day, we put into practice our values:
We accept and treat all persons as being created in...