Patient Care Tech I (*for ALL Units with Open Positions*)

Job Requisition #: JR53979

End Date: 6/30/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing, Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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THIS POSTING IS FOR ALL PCT I Opportunities for units with open positions.

*Patient Care Tech I  - patient care duties

***Full-time and Part-time opportunities for both hospitals***
**Varies- departments for both hospitals Newark and Wilmington**
Day/Evening rotation, Day/Midnight rotation, Evening/Midnights rotation, straight Evening and straight Midnight shifts available

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) supports activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The PCT must demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.  Primary job duties include, but not limited to, performing and accurately recording vital signs, Accu-checks, bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and mobilizing patients.  PCT's are an essential part of the nursing care team with an expectation to support the organizations patient safety goals and initiatives.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:    

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to patients in various stages of development.
  • Performs assigned duties for the comfort and well-being of patients.
  • Responds to patient crisis situation and initiates interventions within the scope of responsibilities and notifies RN.
  • Performs successful finger sticks on patients, following all standard laboratory safety policies.
  • Performs defined procedures on point of care instrumentation.
  • Provides 1:1 observation for 1-2 patient(s) experiencing a psychiatric crisis, suicidal/homical ideation under the order of a physician in Powerchart.
  • Provides 1:1 observation for 1-2 patient(s) at risk for safety based on nursing assessment and order in Powerchart.
  • Responds with promptness, empathy and interest to needs of patients.
  • Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians utilizing courteous verbal and written communication skills.
  • Completes mandatory in-service education.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices;  reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

High school graduate or equivalent. Previous patient care experience including taking vital signs. Nursing student who has successfully completed clinical hours or completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Current BLS (CPR) is required. 

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