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Patient Care Technician, Medical Surgical, St Joseph Hospital, Chicago
Requisition ID: 56066
Location: Presence St Joseph Chicago
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657 United States (US)
Daily Hours: 12
Standard Hours: 36
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
The Patient Care Technician is responsible for assisting in the delivery of skilled, technical care as appropriate to the clinical area, unit and/or department needs, and according to established policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists patient with eating, drinking, dressing, bathing and personal hygiene.
Performs back rubs and skin scare as needed to ensure the patient's comfort and well-being.
Transports patients to and from other departments as needed and provides assistance with tray set up and patient positioning.
Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, daily weights and dietary intake of assigned patients, and records output fluids. Accurately records information according to department procedure to ensure inclusion in the patient's medical record. Reports changes in a patient's condition to a registered nurse promptly.
Performs specific, technical patient care procedures such as administration of enemas, applications of heat and cold.
Answers call lights promptly. Renders assistance to patient if appropriate, or refers to the registered.
Takes action upon or reports potential safety hazards immediately.
Ensures required supplies and equipment are in patient rooms so staff complies with OSHA regulations and maintains standard precautions in the disposal of blood and body fluids are sharps.
Orders and maintains stock of supplies. And picks up and delivers supplies, specimens, reports, equipment, etc. Distributes mail, flowers, etc. on unit.
Participates in unit care conferences and unit/department meetings as required.
Provides a safe environment for patients such as correct use of restraints, proper use of equipment such as wheelchairs, carts, and other equipment.
Individual may be assigned to work within a restricted area to perform routine tasks. Enters restricted areas under authority of the manager or charge person assigned to the local department. Within restricted areas, individual may be in proximity to secured materials, information, or other institution owned goods.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or equivalent required. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or one year patient care technician experience in a healthcare setting required, but students currently enrolled in an approved nursing school program may be considered. One year patient care technician experience in a healthcare setting required, but students currently enrolled in an approved nursing school program may be considered.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Epic.
Bilingual skills preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
CPR Certification required.
Certified Nurse Assistant Certification preferred.
Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago
EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability
| Location: Chicago, IL 60657
| Document ID: AC363-0L99
| Posted on: ||2019-02-1702/17/2019