HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Care Tech III (PCT) - Progressive Care Unit - Nights in Austin, Texas

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES (The essential responsibilities and accountabilities of this position including interactions with other departments and outside vendors, if applicable, in PRIORITY order.)

1) Primary Functions

· Assures admission paperwork is available and actively participates in the admission process.

· Actively participates in administering patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.

· Responds to patients needs in a timely manner.

· Assists patients with ADL’s including meals, bathing, and hygiene needs.

· Performs/assists with range of motion exercises and ambulation. Performs cardiac rehab. exercises with patients per protocol.

· Performs/assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher. Transports patients as needed.

· Reports abnormal conditions to the RN in a timely manner.

· Maintains personal responsibility for professional growth and development.

· Applies the knowledge of growth and development to appropriate patient populations.

· Maintains patient confidentiality.

· Maintains universal precautions.

· Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

2) Technical Activities

· Observes intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations and reports any non-functioning line visually observed.

· Performs oral suctioning with a Yankauers.

· Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including inputting patient specific data for hemodynamic monitor use, SaO2, and EKG.

· Demonstrates ability to perform 12 lead EKG.

· Collects specimens such as urine, stool, or sputum.

· Obtains weight and basic patient information for new admissions.

· Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment, and reports abnormalities/unanticipated changes to RN.

· Performs blood glucose monitoring.

· Demonstrates basic phlebotomy skills.

· Performs urinary catheterization.

· Performs ostomy care.

· Administers non-medicated enemas.

· Performs surgical preps on patients.

· Ability to assist RN/MD in removal of sheath and applies manual pressure or c-clamp after hemostasis has been established.

· Observes sheath site for signs of bleeding and notifies RN of any changes.

· Ability to apply single dressings and to assist RN with more complex dressings.

· Provides clerical support as needed.

3) Staff/Unit Responsibilities

· Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.

· Participates in peer review.

· Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students.

· Maintains and develops own professional competencies.

· Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.

· Assists in interdepartmental service coordination.

· Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization

· Review program.

· Assumes a role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.

· Provides services to the physicians, within his/her scope of practice.

· Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross training).

· Demonstrates willingness to staff other areas of the hospital as needed.

· Assists with patient charges as are necessary.

· Maintains knowledge of and confirms to hospital policy and procedure.

· Assures that patient equipment and supplies are available and are in working condition.

4) Emergency Room PCT Responsibilities

· Acts as a resource for information and comfort to the families of patients.

· Promotes patient-focused environment.

· Communicates effectively with all level of hospital personnel.

· Assists in facilitation of emergency treatment to minimize any delay.

· Maintains a safe and clean environment.

5) Operating Room PCT Responsibilities

· Provides quality individualized nursing care to the perioperative patient and family.

· Implements established techniques, policies, and procedures under the direction of an RN.

· Fosters an environment conducive to the dynamic changing pace of today's technology through continuous review and assessment of perioperative care.

· Actively supports the coordination of staffing patterns, patient procedures, and physician cases-efficiently and cost effectively.

6) Cath Lab PCT Responsibilities

· Assists RN with patient assessment pre, peri, and post procedure.

· Maintains a safe, aseptic environment.

· Adheres to procedural protocols.

· Maintains equipment in proper working order.

· Participates in total maintenance of department.

7) Professionalism

· Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.

· Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback.

· Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.

· Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees – is a positive team member.

· Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.

8) Initiative

· Offers input in specific work plans and due dates.

· Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.

· Effectively prioritizes assignments.

· Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.

· Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.

· Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.

9) Key Relationships

· Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

· Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

· Proactive in meeting customer’s needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.

· Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions.

· Participates in education/development of peers and other staff

10) Annual Requirements

· SDH Annual Education

· Attendance Requirements

· Adheres to Department Dress Code

· Code of Conduct Refresher Course

· Other

o Annual Competency Training (if applicable)

o BLS (if required)

o ACLS (if required)

o PALS (if required)

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Required:

High School Graduate/Equivalent

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required:

BLS certification required prior to end of orientation

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Patient Care Tech III (PCT) - Progressive Care Unit - Nights

Location: Texas-Austin-Heart Hospital of Austin

Requisition ID: 25960-55525