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Patient Care Technician

Company: Integrated Resources, Inc
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Duties:

Roles & Responsibilities: Job Summary: 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. Essential Generic Job Functions (List in order of importance): 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. Assures the presence, functionality and cleanliness of all necessary equipment. 6. Assists in the transport of patient to departments or units upon request. 7. Assists with preparation as necessary assuring the patient is assisted with meals/ or fed as needed. 8. Checks inventory of assigned area and restocks as directed. 9. Ensures room environment is prepared for admission. 10. Provides direct hygiene and comfort care to patients including bathing, toileting, oral hygiene, incontinent care, and bed making. 11. Takes vital signs on admission under the direction of the RN, and documents accordingly, and notifies the RN of results, assists with admission as appropriate inclusive of checking of patient ID bands. 12. Performs and documents glucose finger sticks and collects other specimens as directed. 13. Obtains and documents daily patient weights and observes and documents patients intake and output. 14. Provides a safe patient environment by answering call lights promptly, communicating with the RN immediately for any change in the patients condition. 15. 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.) Contacts: Regular contact with Medical Center personnel, patients and visitors.

Skills:

Minimum of 1-year prior experience working as a Patient Care Tech in an acute care setting is required. Prior experience as a PCT working with trauma patients, stroke patients and sepsis patients required.
The ED at HUMC is a very high volume, fast paced environment dealing with complex patients. Candidates must be comfortable managing higher patient caseloads. This is a large academic level II trauma center.
Must be willing to float between units within skill/specialty as needed by facility.

Keywords: Integrated Resources, Inc, Hackensack , Patient Care Technician, Professions , Hackensack, New Jersey

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