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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Patient Care Technician - Spinal Cord Innovation Center (21st Floor), Part time, PMs - 45667 in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/7895596 The Patient Care Technician provides basic daily care to patients and support of significant others. Performs various service duties and routine technical tasks such as assisting patients with basic hygiene and daily living activities. Maintains patient care areas in a clean and orderly condition. Provides nursing care, which is appropriate for the age and development of the patient.



The Patient Care Technician consistently demonstrates support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.



The Patient Care Technician demonstrates Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The Patient Care Technician:





+ Performs various activities in the treatment and care of patients, including routine hygiene care., ingestion of food and fluids, elimination of body wastes, mobilization, and dressing/undressing.



+ Performs and records routine technical tasks as authorized, such as collecting routine specimens, taking vital signs, collecting and recording intake and output and blood glucose, giving suppositories, performing intermittent catheterization, measuring bladder volume, hanging gastric feedings, and escorting patients.



+ Collects and reports pertinent physiological, psychological, and functional data based on patient plan of care or patient need.



+ Orients the patient and family to the environment, therapeutic activities, and potential safety hazards and prevention strategies as identified by the registered nurse.



+ Incorporates factors related to safety into delivery of patient care as directed by the registered nurse.



+ Implements interventions consistent with the plan of care as directed by a registered nurse.



+ Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in patient condition to registered nurse.



+ Assists in transferring patients and patient care equipment to other specified areas.



+ Documents functional care, procedures, and other quantitative values in nursing database.



+ Assists in monitoring supply needs to ensure adequate inventory at bedside.



+ Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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