HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Care Technician, Medical Surgical in Austin, Texas
Located in central Austin,St. David’s Medical Centerincludes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renownedTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia InstituteandSt. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit andThe Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensiveBariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.
St. David’s Medical Centerwas named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals byTruven Health Analyticsfrom 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety fromThe Leapfrog Groupfrom 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence fromHealthgradesfor the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
ThePatient Care Technicianperforms a variety of basic care services related to activities of daily living under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and/or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The Patient Care Technician assists the nursing staff in providing patient care according to hospital policies and procedures. The Patient Care Technician accepts assignments on other units when necessary. The Patient Care Technician assists in maintaining a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care unit.
_Essential Job Responsibilities_ Performs direct patient care: * Participates in providing direct care as directed, according to standards * Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds * Communicates all findings in the correct/concise/clear written and or verbal format * Can recognize abnormal findings ie VS, Skin changes, I&O, etc. and report findings to the nurse * Can recognize and respond appropriately in an emergency situation * Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs
Performs indirect patient care: * Can perform skills to support direct care * Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities * Can adjust to a rapidly changing work environment * Can maintain a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care area * Maintains equipment in good working order * Submits requests for repair appropriately * Uses and charges supplies appropriately * Can input physician orders * Can operate the patient call system * Answers and transfers phone calls. Break down and/or copies charts/forms as needed * Acts as an orientation preceptor for new and cross-training PCT I and PCT II employees * Have knowledge of limited role of medication security, handling, storage and transport of non-narcotic medications under the approval and direction of a supervisor Participates in the plan of care: * Is familiar with the plan of care * Can follow instructions for the care performed * Communicates to the registered nurse and licensed vocational nurse any data appropriate to the plan of care Technical skills: (as required by facility/unit/dept.) * Phlebotomy for lab specimens, blood cultures * Nasopharyngeal suctioning * Foley catheterization, catheter care and removal. * Bladder scanner * Irrigations (non-medicated) eyes and ears. * Nasal swabs * Assists with surgical aseptic/sterile procedures maintaining sterile/aseptic technique * Assist with set up of equipment as needed * Application and adjustment of CPM & SCM, TED hoses; application of Buck's traction * Set up for Telemetry, monitoring EKG rhythm strips, obtain 12 lead EKG * Orthopedic splinting * Emergency: participates CPR and Dr. Leo, crash cart and pediatric equipment location * Assist with postmortem care * Completes unit specific competency and age-specific competency requirements*_Education and Experience_* Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or Completion of 1stsemester nursing program, or Previous experience as a PCT II, NA, or CA; minimum of 1 year experience in the hospital setting as a nursing assistant or PCT.
_Licenses and Certificates_ Required: BLS certification Preferred: Certified Nurses Assistant certification
Job: *Nursing Support
Title: Patient Care Technician, Medical Surgical
Location: Texas-Austin-St. David%27s Medical Center
Requisition ID: 06676-69122