UnityPoint Health Patient Care Technician-Medical in Waterloo, Iowa
Hours: 1900-0730; weekend/holiday rotation
Sign on Bonus for full-time
Our Patient Care Techs play a vital role in caring for patients and supporting our nursing team.
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.
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.
Completion of nursing assistant or equivalent course.
This position does not get reported with Direct Care Workers (DCW).
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
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: 2019-56309
Street: 1825 Logan Ave
Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Name: Medical - 3 Medical- Logan
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .9
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 7p-7a
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org