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Patient Care Technician - St. John Med/Surg Diabetic - Part time Night with Benefits

Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for assisting registered professional nurses, in the care of the patient. He/she performs all of the essential generic job functions as listed below.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Patient Care Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Welcomes patients and checks for proper identification bracelets.
  • Prepares the patient for assessment/admission, physical examination and procedures. 3. Draws intravenous or capillary blood from newborn through geriatric aged patients using proper aseptic collection techniques, assure appropriate labeling and processing of specimens to expedite through put of patients.
  • Performs EKG for patients as directed.
  • Compiles EKG reports for physician interpretation (including associated billing charges).
  • Assures the presence, functionality and cleanliness of all necessary equipment.
  • Assists in the transport of patient to departments or units upon request.
  • Assists with preparation as necessary assuring the patient is assisted with meals/ or fed as needed.
  • Checks inventory of assigned area and restocks as directed.
  • Ensures room environment is prepared for admission.
  • Provides direct hygiene and comfort care to patients including bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, incontinent care, and bed making.
  • Takes vital signs on admission under the direction of the RN, and documents accordingly on appropriate flow sheets, and notifies the RN of results, assists with admission as appropriate inclusive of checking of patient ID bands.
  • Performs and documents glucose finger sticks and collects other specimens as directed.
  • Obtains and documents daily patient weights and observes and documents patient's intake and output.
  • Provides a safe patient environment by answering call lights promptly, communicating with the RN immediately for any change ion the patient's condition.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs not limited to (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.)
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies and Standards of Behavior.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Completion of one of the following: - Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician program or - Fundamentals of Nursing program from an accredited school of nursing or - HMH PCT Apprenticeship Program
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care and service based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Experienced or certified in phlebotomy and checking EKG, vital signs and blood sugar preferred
  • At least one (1) year PCT or CNA experience in a hospital setting strongly preferred or eligible for the HMH PCT apprentice program.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician who has successfully completed a PCT program which includes Phlebotomy, EKG and nursing assistant course both in the theoretical and clinical setting.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification (must be obtained by completion of onboarding)

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Keywords: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack , Patient Care Technician - St. John Med/Surg Diabetic - Part time Night with Benefits, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey

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