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Patient Care Technician, Progressive Care Unit

Company: St. David's Heart Hospital of Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Heart Hospital ofAustin is part of St. David---s HealthCare,one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin ---home to one of the largestnon-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world---is a 58- bedhospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advancedExecutive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybridORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one ofthe highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing inthe diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Healthgrades awardedHeart Hospital of Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David---s MedicalCenter, the 2016 America---s 100 Best HospitalsAward---, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award--- and the 2016 Outstanding PatientExperience Award------a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in thenation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of theTop 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics fornine years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for four years, inconjunction with St. David---s Medical Center.
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.
Position Description--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 ResponsibilitiesPerforms 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 needsPerforms 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 supervisorParticipates 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 careTechnical 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----Qualifications Education and ExperienceRequired:--High School Diploma or equivalentPreferred:--Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or--Completion of 1st semester 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 CertificatesRequired:--BLS certificationPreferred:----Certified Nurses Assistant certification----------Notice Our Company---s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us

          Company Description:

          HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

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