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Patient Care Technician - 7 Green - Med/Surg Acute Surgical - Night Sh

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Dallas
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

Patient Care Technician for a night shiftposition. Must work 3 - 12 hour shiftevery week, total of 72 hours every pay period. Must have a valid BLS certificationaccredited through American Heart Association. CertifiedNursing Assistant with one year experience as a PCT in acute hospital. Must work 6-7 weekend shifts every 8 weeksschedule including 1 minor (summer) holiday and 2 major (winter) holidays. 7N is a 32 bed unit providing care to the acutesurgical patient recovering from kidney and liver transplants, bariatricsurgeries, endocrine surgeries, gastrointestinal surgeries, colorectalsurgeries, and vascular surgeries, and other general surgeries, along withremote telemetry. Security This position issecurity-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizesUT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Experience and Education High school diploma orequivalent. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.Familiarity with medical terminology. Working knowledge of basic computersoftware skills. Must have one year acute care inpatient hospitalexperience, a certified nursing assistant certificate, certified medicalassistant certificate or completed the first semester of nursing clinicals. Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American HeartAssociation (AHA). Must achieve validation of required core competencies andtraining within 6 months of employment. Job Duties 1. Provide patient careunder the direction of nursing staff being certain to only perform tasks inwhich training and/or competency has been validated.
2. Collect, monitor, and document pertinent data relating to patient functioningand care to include but not limited to: intake and output, weight, temperature,pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and immediately reportsvalues outside normal parameters to the nurse.
3. Perform patient rounding being sure to report any changes in a patient'scondition or behavior immediately to the nurse. Seeks assistance andguidance as needed to ensure that patient care is delivered in a safe, highquality and effective manner at all times.
4. Assess, identify, and monitor environmental, patient, and the patient'sfamily needs in a respectful, positive, and timely manner to achievesatisfaction.
5. Perform basic hygiene care in accordance with the Department of Nursingpolicies, procedures and unit standards to include but not limited to pericare,oral care, daily hygiene, linen changes, skin changes, and foley care .
6. Transfer and transport patients in accordance with policies and procedureswith specific consideration to age-specific and safety needs.
7. Resolve patient concerns by initiating service recovery and immediatelyescalating patient, family, visitors and staff concerns through the chain ofcommand.
8. Build meaning and sustainable relationships of trust through open andinteractive communication with members of the healthcare team.
9. Prepare, update, and disseminate reports at the change of shift and whenchanges are noted in the patient's condition.
10. Support the administrative and clinical operations of assigned practiceenvironment.
11. Orient new staff and students to work areas. Collaborates with othernursing staff and hospital employees to create an environment that is conduciveto the retention of qualified personnel.
12. Utilize downtime to assist others and/or to provide additional supportivemeasures to patients and/or patients families within the respective patientcare environment. Completes other duties as assigned. Performs in the role ofsitter as needed, documents as required.
13. Mandatory education requirements are 100%, less than 100% will net a scoreof NI. Staff meeting attendance requirement 75%, less than 75% will net a scoreof NI and more than 75% will net a score of EE. Attendance is required at thePCT educational updates, attending 50-89% will meet standards, 49% or less willearn a score of NI and 90% or more will earn a score of EE. VerifiedSkype attendance to meetings is acceptable with approval from Unit Manager. **Other Duties: Performsother duties as assigned.

UT SouthwesternMedical Center is committed to an educational and working environment thatprovides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. Inaccordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawfuldiscrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion;national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; geneticinformation; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, itis UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis ofsexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Associated topics: aide, bhlex, cardiac, care, care assistant, certified, certified medication technician, certified residential medication aide, lds, nursing assistant

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Patient Care Technician - 7 Green - Med/Surg Acute Surgical - Night Sh, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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