Allegheny Health Network Patient Care Tech- Part Time in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania

Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Assists the nurse in providing age sensitive patient care according to hospital/department policies and procedures. Assists with non-patient care duties to assist with operational needs of the unit

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide for care/comfort of patients under direct supervision of the nurse.

  • Assist with the technical duties. Examples may be but are not all inclusive: vital signs, 12 lead EKG, blood glucose monitoring, and transporting of patients and their charts, constantly maintaining patient confidentiality.

  • Perform and record in patients' charts, basic patient care procedures, vital signs, meal consumption, intake, output, height and weight.

  • Report accurate patient information to the nurse to assist with providing adequate and appropriate care.

  • Prepare the patient care area for patient arrival. Maintain adequate stock levels in each patient care area.

  • Respond to patient call lights in a timely manner to determine patients needs and follows through appropriately.

  • Follow department and division policies/procedures, objectives, and performance improvement programs, safety and environmental programs including universal precautions. Attend mandatory inservices and participates in unit-based competencies.

  • Assist with simple dressing changes (i.e., clean technique where wound assessment is performed by a licensed nurse and where no wound debridement or packing is involved).

  • Remove foley catheter, performs bladder scan and performs clean catheterization technique per hospital protocol

  • Instruct and observe patient on Incentive Spirometry and/or Cough/Deep Breathing

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Must meet one of the following requirements plus 1 year recent related experience:1.) Current enrollment with the PA State Nurse Aide Registry (CNA)2.) Graduate of a formal nursing assistant/PCT/medical assistant/nursing program3.) EMT/Paramedic certification

OR

  • 3 years recent experience as a nursing assistant/PCT

AND

  • Successful completion of Jefferson Regional PCT II training program (80%)

  • Must have a minimum of Heartsaver CPR - Course #1 which includes Adult CPR andForeign, Body Airway instruction (FBOA). Further requirements are department andunit specific

REQNUMBER: J128384