Patient Care Technician

Mid Michigan Health Midland, MI
Position Information

FTE: 0.9 (72 hours / pay period)

Exempt: No

Day Shift: 7:00am-7:00pm

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Pay Grade: 4

Position Summary

This position works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse. The Patient Care Technician (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. Position requires travel among MidMichigan Health Subsidiaries.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(50%)* Under the 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%)* Maintains a clean, safe and orderly unit.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supports the mission, goals, policies and standards of nursing. Medical center and unit policies and work rules are recognized, supported and implemented.

Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to department standards and policies/procedures

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

Provides and ensures safe and secure environment for the patient Provides excellent customer service:

Demonstrates professionalism and courtesy at all times.

All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

* High School Diploma or GED required.

* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer date.

* Must hold a current State of Michigan registry document as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or completion of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification culminating in licensure in the state of Michigan or completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program culminating in licensure in the State of Michigan.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of reading, writing, math, and computer skills. 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.

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.

Knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

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: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.

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