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Job: Patient Care Technician - Surgical Trauma Cardio ICU

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Patient Care Technician - Surgical Trauma Cardio ICU
Nov. 8, 2018
Deaconess Health System

We are looking for compassionate, caring people to join our great staff of health care providers.

As a Level II Trauma Center, the Surgical Trauma Cardiovascular ICU (STCICU/4800) provides critical care to all general surgical, trauma, cardiothoracic, neuro surgical and general medical ICU patients. The universal concept of the 22-bed unit allows for the ability to scale the patient beds and staffing levels to meet the acuity of the patients.

STCICU patient population includes adult and pediatric trauma patients who suffer life threatening or potentially life-threatening traumatic injuries. STICU also specializes in open heart recovery, AAA and carotid artery repair as well as other thoracic and vascular surgeries. Specialized staff performs CRRT and ECMO. All rooms are monitored and eight rooms are equipped to provide hemodialysis at bedside.

This position is a Full Time (AF) authorized hour position which offers eligibly for full time benefits, wellness incentive and PTO incentive.

Patient Care Technicians provide direct patient care as delegated by a registered nurse and in cooperation with other team members. Duties performed by PCT include helping patients with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, nourishment and other treatments and procedures.

Under the supervision of the RN, the Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs various care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, comfort and safety for a specific patient population (ANA Standards of Delegation, 2004).  The PCT must be able to demonstrate growth and development knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patient served.  Employee must be able to successfully complete job specific orientation, competencies, and meet/exceed standards as identified in the criteria based performance appraisal.  PCTs must demonstrate awareness of patient's rights in all aspects of patient care and reports issue to appropriate person.  The PCT demonstrates leadership through coordination of unit equipment and activities.

The Patient Care Technician is a member of the multidisciplinary team, under the direction of the RN, which provides or assists with basic patient care requirements, treatments and procedures.  Communicates to the RN pertinent findings or observations noted while providing patient care and comfort. Assist professional staff with basic life support principles.

Basic Life Support: Health Care Provider, within six months of hire.

Education and Experience
The Patient Care Technician position requires the completion of a high school education or equivalent (GED) and be18 years old.  Previous patient care or nursing assistant experience desired.  Successfully completes PCT classes as required by care center/unit.

Deaconess uses the EPIC Medical Record System

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