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Patient Care Tech (PCT) or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - Telemetry

Company: HCA.
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Located in central Austin, St. Davids Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. Davids Neuroscience & Spine Institute . The hospital provides a complete range of womens services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the regions largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center ; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center ; and a 24-hour emergency department. St. Davids Medical Center was named among the nations 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. Davids Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades 2016 Americas 100 Best Hospitals Award for the second consecutive year. The Patient Care Technician performs 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

Keywords: HCA., Austin , Patient Care Tech (PCT) or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - Telemetry, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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