Mary Greeley Medical Center Patient Care Tech in Ames, Iowa
Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Under general supervision, supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing duties as assigned by the RN. Prevents illness and injury. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Demonstrates competency and performs EKGs, phlebotomy, and other specialty tasks as assigned.
Communicates significant or abnormal conditions or information to the ED RN or other appropriate team members in a timely manner.
Checks and maintains departmental equipment and supplies according to procedure. Reports problems immediately to the appropriate department, individual, charge nurse or supervisor.
Manages spills and decontamination procedures related to hazardous materials in house and in the ED.
Manages the ED desk to ensure timely communication and efficient work flow for patient care.
Prepares patients and equipment for examination and treatment by physicians in a timely manner.
Participates in hourly patient rounding procedures.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Completion of 75-hour basic Certified Nursing Assistant Program or completion of at least one clinical rotation of a nursing program or comparable education, training and experience OR ER Department only- NREMT Certification.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire.
All clinical night staff routinely working between the hours of 2300 – 0700 that work in Acute Rehab, Med Tele, Med Surg, Birthways, PEDS, NICU, and Oncology will be required to take the combative patient response team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Hazardous Materials Operations Level training or complete within 1 year of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Combative Patient Response Team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Completion of Advanced Nurse Aide program.
High school diploma or GED
Hazardous Materials Operations Level training
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.
Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.
Ability to read and understand chart documentation.
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.
Ability to read, write and understand the English language.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in providing care for infant through geriatric patients as required.
Ability to assist nursing personnel with patients; explain procedures and give information; skill in the use of specialized equipment and/or techniques; ability to detect abnormal conditions and report appropriately; able to function promptly and appropriately under stressful conditions.
Ability to function appropriately under stressful conditions.
Ability to detect abnormal conditions and report appropriately
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Previous emergency department or acute care experience.