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Patient Care Technician ICU PT

Job ID: 4670612
Updated: November 8, 2018
Geographic Location: Springfield
Department: SRMC ICU
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Standard Hours: 24

Job Summary

 

This is a bargaining unit position.

 

 

Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training; If applicable may maintain status as STNA via accumulation of annual continuing education hours.
Sufficient previous clinical experience in areas of assignment or training.
If applicable maintain a current state NA Certification; Annual CPR certification Annual competency/skills review
 

 

 

Functions within the nursing process & contributes to patient care based on Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) Practice Act:
- Assists RN w/ admission assessment by collecting, vital signs, weight & height; sets-up patient room & orients patient
- Observes & reports changes in patient, immediately to RN
- Provides care activities, as directed by RN & LPN
- Exhibits critical-thinking skills & reports observations/problems to RN, immediately 
- Demonstrates sensitivity to patient/family needs, concerns & inconvenience

-Apply telementry electrode's and enter patient on cardiac monitor as indicated/directed.

 

Performs patient's nursing care based on established clinical practice standards, policies/procedures appropriate for NA role.
- Uses regulatory standards for assigned patient care activities (JCAHO, ODH, OSHA, CMS, OBN)
- Follows hospital nursing standards & policies/procedures
- Reports critical values/results to RN for timely action, e.g. vital signs, pain, blood sugar, EKG & I+O
- Responds appropriately to emergency situations, reports appropriately to RN, initiates ABC and calls Code-4, if needed.
- Encourages family presence & involvement at the bedside, if possible

 

Demonstrates consideration for special needs, behaviors of specific age groups across the lifespan & individuals served when providing care.
- Provides information regarding procedures & equipment to patient &/or significant other
- Explains information using correct, understandable & age-specific terminology
- Addresses child by name; uses patient's last name, if over 19 years of age
- Involves the patient in procedure & maintains privacy/modesty
- Remains in sight of patient whenever possible; never leaves infant/child unattended

 

Participates in performance improvement activities to improve care delivery processes, nursing quality & patient safety. 
- Uses results of hospital quality care & patient safety activities, if appropriate to role & direected by RN
- Identifies quality/customer service issues to monitor, reports to RN 
- Makes suggestions to improve nursing care, reports to RN
- Participation in data collection as indicated.

 

Documents ADLs in timely, accurate & complete manner, using appropriate form (computer, paper)
- Vital signs, including pain
- Weight & height
- Intake & output, toileting
- Glucocheck
- Ambulation, activity, positioning & ADLs
- Percent of meal taken & ability to feed patient
- Baths, AM/PM care
- Restraint observations & 30/60 minute checks

 

Supports & promotes hospitals' programs for infection control, patient safety & risk management
- Implements activities safely, per RN delegation & hospital policy/procedure
- Report unusual occurance to RN, immediately
- Follow handwashing protocol, standard precautions & uses personal protective equipment
- Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous waste management plan
- Follow safety policies (fall precautions, restraint use, skin intregity, ADLs) & disaster plans
- Maintain clean, safe & secure environment (protect & label dentures, glasses, hearing aids, contacts & clothing)
- Functions as a sitter, if requested

 

Performs clerical & supportive duties to promote efficient unit operations
- Orders supplies
- Organizes charts
- Empties needle boxes
- Cleans cords, equipment & return
- Organizes/stocks supplies
- Tracks equipment
- Picks up area/patient's room before leaving
- Passes water
- Transports patient
- Runs errands
- Answers call lights
- Replenishes ice bags

 

Demonstrates competent use of appropriate medical equipment & performs procedures appropriate to NA role; monitor patient's response, ensuring safe medical equipment use (e.g. SCD's, glucose monitoring devices, pulse oximeter,  cooling blanket, heating pad)
- Provides uncomplicated skin care
- Administers enemas as ordered
 -Turns and repositions patients, routinely
- Performs EKGs, phlebotomy if competent
- Applies cannualized oxygen
- Empties drainage collection apparatus & suction canisters
- Collects simple specimens
- Sets-up traction
- Assists with post-mortem care
- Electrode placement.  Enter on cardiac monitor as indicated/directed.
- Performs simple dressing changes
- Insert and DC indwelling urinary catheters
- Performs wet to dry dressing changes
- Administer bolus tube feedings via G-tube or PEG tube
- DC NG tubes and peripheral IV infusions

 

Meets Hospital continuing education requirements, assess own knowledge & maintains professional growth/development & participates in seminars & workshops to improve knowledge & skills.
- Seeks continuing education experiences to maintain/enhance clinical skills
- Promotes work environment supporting clinical education/learning (orientees, students, resource team & floats)
- Shares knowledge & skills with peers
- Provides peers with constructive feedback
- Maintain STNA certification if applicable by attending 12 hr of hospital offered education.
- Successfuly completes yearly competencies as indicated per department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours

Part Time

24 hours a week

7:00am-7:30pm

day shift

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to  abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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