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Patient Care Technician - Post-Op Surgical Specialty - Full Time Night

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

Job Description:

Patient Care Technician 6 North Post-Op Surgical Specialty In this fast-paced department, you'll collaborate with multidisciplinary team members toprovide the very best care for our patients. The Patient Care Technicianprofessional assists with patient care to provide support services to thepatient, nursing unit, and professional staff. We offer you an excellent total compensationpackage, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growthopportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excel work withus. Benefits include a retirement plan, PTO (vacation, sick) medical, dental,flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, and employee discountprograms. Come join our team. We would love to talk to youabout this fantastic opportunity Full Time / Rotating weekends Security This position issecurity-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizesUT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary Salary Negotiable
Experience and Education High school diploma orequivalent. Must be able to read,write and communicate in English. Familiarity with medicalterminology. Working knowledge ofbasic computer software skills. Must have one year acutecare inpatient hospital experience. Certified nursingassistant certificate, certified medical assistant certificate or completed thefirst semester of nursing clinicals. Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American HeartAssociation (AHA). Must achieve validationof required core competencies and training within 6 months of employment. Job Duties

  • Provide patient care under thedirection of nursing staff being certain to only perform tasks in whichtraining and/or competency has been validated.
  • Collect, monitor, and documentpertinent data relating to patient functioning and care to include but notlimited to: intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations,and blood pressure. Recognizes and immediately reports values outsidenormal parameters to the nurse.
  • Perform patient rounding beingsure to report any changes in a patient's condition or behaviorimmediately to the nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed toensure that patient care is delivered in a safe, high quality andeffective manner at all times.
  • Assess, identify, and monitorenvironmental, patient, and the patient's family needs in a respectful,positive, and timely manner to achieve satisfaction.
  • Perform basic hygiene care inaccordance with the Department of Nursing policies, procedures and unitstandards to include but not limited to pericare, oral care, dailyhygiene, linen changes, skin changes, and foley care.
  • Transfer and transport patientsin accordance with policies and procedures with specific consideration toage-specific and safety needs.
  • Resolve patient concerns byinitiating service recovery and immediately escalating patient, family,visitors and staff concerns through the chain of command.
  • Build meaning and sustainablerelationships of trust through open and interactive communication withmembers of the healthcare team.
  • Prepare, update, anddisseminate reports at the change of shift and when changes are noted inthe patient's condition.
  • Support the administrative andclinical operations of assigned practice environment.
  • Orient new staff and studentsto work areas.
  • Collaborates with other nursingstaff and hospital employees to create an environment that is conducive tothe retention of qualified personnel.
  • Utilize downtime to assistothers and/or to provide additional supportive measures to patients and/orpatients families within the respective patient care environment.
  • Completes other duties asassigned.
  • Performs in the role of sitteras needed, documents as required.
  • Mandatory educationrequirements are 100%, less than 100% will net a score of NI. Staffmeeting attendance requirement 75%, less than 75% will net a score of NIand more than 75% will net a score of EE. Attendance is required at thePCT educational updates, attending 50-89% will meet standards, 49% or lesswill earn a score of NI and 90% or more will earn a score of EE.Verified Skype attendance to meetings is acceptable with approvalfrom 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, care technician, certified medication aide, certified medication technician, chha, crma, dialysis, lds, midwife, stp

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Patient Care Technician - Post-Op Surgical Specialty - Full Time Night, Professions , Dallas, Texas

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