HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Care Technician Lead - Wound Care - Days w/Weekend Rotation in Austin, Texas

  • POSITION SUMMARY: *

    The Patient Care Technician performs a variety of basic care services related to activities of daily living under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and/or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The Patient Care Technician assists the nursing staff in providing patient care according to hospital policies and procedures. The Patient Care Technician assists in maintaining a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care unit. Employee’s conduct must reflect the Company’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program. Acts with honesty and integrity. Treats colleagues, customers, patients and families with respect, loyalty and dignity. Roles may differ on specific units or facilities based upon needs of department.

    Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.

  • ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: *

    • Complies with hospital/departmental policies and procedures, i.e., attendance, mandatory education, safety, infection control, etc.

    • Performs direct patient care.

    • Participates in providing direct care as directed, according to standards.

    • Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

    • Communicates all findings in the correct written and/or verbal format.

    • Can recognize abnormal clinical findings.

    • Can recognize and respond appropriately in an emergency situation.

    • Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs.

    • Performs indirect patient care.

    • Can perform skills to support direct care.

    • Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities.

    • Can adjust to a rapidly changing work environment.

    • Maintains equipment in good working order.

    • Submits requests for repair appropriately.

    • Uses supplies appropriately.

    • Can operate the patient call system.

    • Acts as an orientation preceptor for new and cross-training employees.

    • Self directed or delegates to maintain optimum functioning and neatness of unit.

    • Check daily equipment

    • Check for blood pressure cuffs in each room.

    • Check for 02 saturation cables.

    • Check glucometers.

    • Check thermometers.

    • Ensures hallways are free of equipment and beds.

    • Checks soiled/clean utility rooms for neatness and appropriateness as needed.

    • Nothing sitting on floors or above 18 inches from the ceiling.

    • Participates in the plan of care.

    • Has read the plan of care.

    • Can follow instructions for the care performed.

    • Communicates to the registered nurse and/or licensed vocational nurse any data appropriate to the plan of care.

    • Provides information to assist in the evaluation of plan of care.

    • Can prioritize data.

    • Provides meaningful input to the evaluation.

    • Communicates information to the registered nurse and/or licensed vocational nurse for evaluation of patient care.

    • Technical skills.

    • Assists with surgical aseptic/sterile procedures.

    • Employee’s conduct must reflect the Company’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program.

    • Employee reflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every interaction.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    • PCT in wound care is be responsible for: direct assist in wound care treatment including assisting nursing and physician in the delivery of wound care; becoming knowledgeable of a variety of wound care dressings/products; set up, take down, and maintenance of clean treatment fields.


* * KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * *

Adheres to isolation policies and procedures. Utilizes universal precautions at all times.Works autonomously and with supervision. Interfaces with the public, physicians, staff, patients and administration and ancillary/support department representative. Maintains confidentiality of patients medical records. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.

Preferred: Computer skills; Medical Terminology**


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent or proof of higher level of education required if hired after September 2010; Successful completion of week one PCT Intensive Training upon hire. Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)or , EMT certification,or minimum of first year nursing studentor minimum of one year PCT experienceor successful completion of two week PCT Intensive Training

Preferred: Previous experience as a PCT II, CNA, or second year nursing student, including acute care hospital experience and specific experience in the clinical services provided by the unit.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:

Required: BCLS certification

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Patient Care Technician Lead - Wound Care - Days w/Weekend Rotation

Location: Texas-Austin-North Austin Medical Center

Requisition ID: 08224-58636