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Patient Care Tech -FT Nights

Job ID: R-31631 Job Type: Full time Location: Olathe, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

Proposed Schedule: Full Time, Nights 18:45-7:15am Under the direct supervision of a Nurse, the Patient Care Tech (Inpatient) is cross-trained in the role of Unit Secretary and Unit Assistant/Nurse Tech. Based on the needs of the department, responsibilities are a combination of providing direct patient care and technical assistance to the nurse and performing a variety of computer, clerical, scheduling and supply functions necessary for the operation of the unit. The Patient Care Tech must have excellent communication skills. It is imperative that they are able to communicate effectively using tact and sensitivity. He/she must be self motivated and able to work and make decisions with limited supervision , keeping others appropriately informed. It is important to have a strong knowledge of emergency procedures and be able to stay calm in stressful situations. The Patient Care Tech practices within the organizational/departmental policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Consistently meets work schedule.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Performs all duties both clinical and non-clinical to prepare for admission, transfers and discharges including securing IV pump, zeroing bed and updating white board with current information.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by correctly: cleaning equipment, using infection control techniques, reporting damaged/malfunctioning equipment, changing out sharps containers, keeping hallways clear, and wiping down desk/nurses station.Upon discharge, clean white board, strip bed, remove equipment/supplies and properly store them.
  • Maintains standards of care when completing and documenting daily duties, such as:hygiene, vital signs, nutritional assistance, weight/height, ambulation, fingerstick blood sugar and measuring intake and output. Accurately collects/labels all specimens, and transports to Lab, as indicated.
  • Makes rounds on patients and answer call lights immediately, using excellent customer service techniques.Promptly reports any unusual incidents and/or any changes observed in condition or behavior of patient to the appropriate staffperson maintaining confidentiality.
  • Introduces self to patient and family upon arrival to room.Communicates appropriate information to nurse and/or shift coordinator in a timely manner, i.e.,physician phone calls, stat orders, critical results, patient needs, etc.
  • Uses technology appropriately, whether entering data or securing data from the computersystem.Accurately enters orders and charges into the computer system as appropriate.
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.Able to prioritize tasks.Self motivated and able to make appropriate decisions regarding patient care.
  • Contributes to the plan of care under the direction of the nurse by following the patient safety goals of fall riskand skin monitoring.Reinforces selected patient teaching initiated by the nurse.



JOB REQUIREMENTS Required: BLS Certification or obtained within 14 days of hire Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent Previous healthcare experience

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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