Patient Care Technician,Emergency Trauma Department
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: January 9, 2020
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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.
1. Welcomes patients and checks for proper identification
bracelets. 2. 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. 4.
Performs EKG for patients as directed. 5. Compiles EKG reports for
physician interpretation (including associated billing charges). 6.
Assures the presence, functionality and cleanliness of all
necessary equipment. 7. Assists in the transport of patient to
departments or units upon request. 8. Assists with preparation as
necessary assuring the patient is assisted with meals/ or fed as
needed. 9. Checks inventory of assigned area and restocks as
directed. 10. Ensures room environment is prepared for admission.
11. Provides direct hygiene and comfort care to patients including
bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, incontinent care, and bed making.
12. 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. 13. Performs and documents glucose
finger sticks and collects other specimens as directed. 14. Obtains
and documents daily patient weights and observes and documents
patient\'s intake and output. 15. Provides a safe patient
environment by answering call lights promptly, communicating with
the RN immediately for any change ion the patient\'s condition. 16.
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.) 17. Adheres to the
standards identified in the Medical Center\'s Organizational
Competencies and Standards of Behavior.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. High school
diploma or equivalent. 2. To work every other weekend. 3. To work
three (3) out of six (6) holidays. 4. To work rotating
schedule/shifts based on needs. Education, Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities Preferred: 1. 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: 1. AHA Basic Health Care Life
Support HCP Certification. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:
1. Certified Nursing Assistant for inpatient care areas, Certified
Medical Assistant for outpatient care areas.
Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the
recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color,
creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, veteran status and any other category protected by
federal or state law.
Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack , Patient Care Technician,Emergency Trauma Department, Professions , Hackensack, New Jersey
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