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UnityPoint Health Patient Care Technician-Medical in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint - Allen Hospital

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Full-Time: 0700-1930; every 3rd weekend; holiday rotation

3 Medical is a 25-bed inpatient unit. Staff here see a variety of general medical patients. There’s a focus on respiratory illnesses, renal failure, altered mental status, or GI issues. On 3 Med, you will experience a wide variety of patients with high acuity. The teamwork on 3 Medical is stellar and you’ll feel why after just a few shifts here!

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). Reports and records observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department.

  • 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.

  • Telesitter (applies to PCTs who have requested to learn this skill and Resource PCTs): Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter 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.

  • Completion of nursing assistant or equivalent course.

  • Six months of nursing assistant experience preferred.

  • This position does not get reported with Direct Care Workers (DCW).

  • 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.

Requisition ID: 2021-92489

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Posting Minimum: USD $15.50/Hr.

Name: Medical - 3 Medical- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 7a-7:30p, every third weekend

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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