UnityPoint Health is a nonprofit integrated network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, with headquarters in West Des Moines, IA. Their 32,000 employees, including home care experts, hospital teams and more than 1,100 doctors and specialists share a professional culture which is 'physician-led', meaning that physicians are not only caregivers, but also team leaders. The well-structured organization stands behind four principles: Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, Seize Opportunities; and all team members strive to work as one to ensure the best care to patients. Along with medical, dental coverage and 401K, UnityPoint Health offers added benefits to assist you in your personal life, such as fitness center reimbursement, parental leave, coaching and mentoring.
Patient Care Technicianmedical - UnityPoint Health
* Patient Care Technician-Medical Requisition ID2019-56309CategoryNursing Aides, Assistants, and TechsLocationUS-IA-WaterlooAddress1825 Logan AveAffiliate2520 UnityPoint Health Allen HospitalCityWaterlooDepartmentMedical - 3 Medical- LoganStateIAFTE.9FLSANon-ExemptScheduled Hours/Shift7p-7aWork Type (Portal Searching)Full Time Benefits Overview The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The PCT will report and record observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department. Responsibilities Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care. Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties. Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT scope of practice. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient's care. Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner. Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter solution software. Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority. Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care. Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections; reporting potential or actual concerns immediately. Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients. Qualifications HOURS: 7:00p-7:00a Completion of nursing assistant or equivalent course. Six months of nursing assistant experience. Internal applicants within UPH-Allen, in good standing, with one year of hospital experience will be considered. This position does not get reported with Direct Care Workers (DCW). Minimum of one year nursing assistant experience preferred. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office - basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions. Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at one time and remaining alert at all times while on duty. Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset. Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes. Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff. Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations. PAY: $11.5386-$16.4117 Options Apply for this job onlineApply Share Email this job to a friendRefer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you!Click here to get started. Application FAQs Software Powered by iCIMS www.icims.com
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