HCA, Hospital Corporation of America General Surgery Patient Care Tech PRN in Richmond, Virginia

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Working under the supervision of a RN, the Patient Care Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients.

The position's tasks and responsibilities include: • Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene. • Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding. • Ability to float to all units within the hospital where a need is presented. • Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments. • Assists patients in ambulating. • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O. • Performs non sterile dressing changes. • Passes and collects bed pans. • Changes bed linens. • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members. • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. • Provides age and culturally appropriate care. • Orients and mentors new staff members. • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. • Functions in an organized and time conscious manner. • Presents self in a professional manner. • Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Documents required information according to hospital policy. • Answers telephones, maintains supplies, work on projects, including computer based projects, to support the department. • Other duties as assigned to support the department.

Required Job Qualifications Include: • Certified Nurse Assistant, EMT, currently enrolled in nursing program with completion of a nursing fundamentals course, or graduated from nursing program. • High School Graduate or equivalent required. • Current certification of BCLS. • Working knowledge of medical terminology. • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. • Ability to quickly make decisions and to report patient condition with minimal supervision. • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: General Surgery Patient Care Tech PRN

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital Parham

Requisition ID: 00448-41067