PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-7031
# of Openings
1
Department
OB/GYN UNIT
Baptist Hospital
Pensacola
Category (Portal Searching)
Patient/Nursing Support
Position Type
Full-Time
Schedule
Day Shift
Schedule Details
Varies

Overview

The Patient Care Technician functions under the supervision of the Registered Nurse in carrying out non-nursing care in the clinical setting.  The Patient Care Technician may care for patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly dependent on unit assigned.  As a direct care staff, the Technician spends the majority of his or her time interacting with, assisting, and supporting our patients.  These responsibilities may include, but is not limited to  assisting with ambulating and mobilization of patients, taking and recording the patient’s vital signs (i.e., BP, Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, & O2 sat), weighing patients, assisting with personal hygiene / AM Care (i.e., Oral Care, Bathing the patient, etc.), assisting with bedpans and toileting, catheter care, empty drains, turning bedridden patients or patients that need assistance with turning, linen changes, assisting with meal preparation, feeding patients, I&O, light cleaning and organizing of patients room, answering call lights, and relaying pertinent information to the nurse.  Along with ensuring a safe environment, he or she develops with each individual a therapeutic relationship which is critical in the healing process. 

 

The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters. The person in this position works under general supervision, is responsible for various shifts, may be subject to over 40 hours per week and/or callback as required, and may also be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree required
  • BLS through American Heart Association
  • NRP within 90 days of employment/transfer
  • Ability to communicate effectively

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