Union Hospital Health Group PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN-UHTH TELEMETRY 2EB in TERRE HAUTE, Indiana

JOB DUTIES

  • Contributes to the identification of actual or potential physical, psychosocial, pain, teaching, safety, spiritual, infection control and environmental needs.

  • Identifies patient needs/problems and report them appropriately to RN.

  • Provides input for discharge planning.

  • Performs venipuncture.

  • Completes simple dressing changes.

  • Is responsible for skin breakdown prevention and is aware of specialty mattresses and how to use them appropriately.

  • Is responsible for following mobility protocol specific to patients condition/procedure.

  • Is responsible for all prevention and utilizes bed alarms, seat belts, chair exit alarms appropriately.

  • Performs Hourly Rounding to address: Pain, Potty, Position, Possessions and documents appropriately.

  • Assists patients with ADLS.

  • Records and documents I/O properly.

  • Takes vital signs during blood transfusion and documents appropriately.

  • Reports changes in physical appearance of patient to nurse.

  • Assists with the collection of specimens/cultures.

  • Correctly applies aqua pads and ice bags.

  • Prepares rooms for admissions and transfers.

  • Participates in the evaluation of responses to the strategy of care.

  • The effectiveness of nursing interventions including patient teaching, pain management, and safety measures in relation to expected outcomes and takes appropriate actions.

  • Assists in meeting the learning needs of student through the use of communication skills, role-modeling and positive reinforcement.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • CNA certification by the State of Indiana required

  • Must complete PC T training and competencies

  • CPR certified

  • Current PC As employed April 2015 or prior are grandfathered into new role as PCT without CNA certification.

  • A currently enrolled nursing student, who has successfully completed an initial medical-surgical clinical rotation may be exempted from holding a CNA certification.

As an EOE/AA employer, Union Hospital, Inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status..