Patient Care Technician

Mid Michigan Health Clare, MI
Position Information

FTE: 0.900000

Exempt: No

Night Shift: 36 Hrs/Wk; 72 Hrs/Pay

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Pay Grade: 4

Position Summary

This position works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The PCT performs and assists with individual activities of daily living as well as certain treatments for patient care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse according to established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL:

Responsibilities:

(25%)* Maintains a clean, safe and orderly unit

(25%)* Under direction of the nurse prioritizes and organizes care of assigned patients, performing basic nurse's aide skills as outlined in orientation, competencies, policy and procedures.

(25%)* Documents on patient's chart, any treatments and pertinent observations. Provides report to team on tasks completed.

(25%)* Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Emergency care/safety: Performs according to procedure in all hospital emergency situations.

Provides and ensures safe and secure environment for the patient Provides excellent customer service: Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy at all times.

Supports the mission, goals, policies and standards of nursing.

Hospital and unit policies and work rules are recognized, supported and implemented.

MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health

Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

Essential:

* High School Diploma or GED

* General Studies

Credentials:

Essential:

* Basic Life Support

* CNA/EMT/LPN Certification

Credential equivalent experience:

Essential:

* BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer date.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of reading, writing, mathematical, and computer skills Knowledge of medical terminology.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing as required.

Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) training must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.