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Baylor Scott & White Health Patient Care Tech Days in Rowlett, Texas

JOB SUMMARY

The Patient Care Technician performs various patient care duties for the department under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse or other medical staff. Assists in the delivery of patient care and meeting the needs of the family or significant other and follows the plan of care, which includes the age and/or development stage of the patient.

Location: Rowlett

Unit: Day Surgery

Shift: FT Days: M-F 6a-2:30p

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

Collects and records patient data, reporting information and observations to the nurse in a timely fashion.

Obtains and records vital signs, height and weight; records nutritional intake and output; and performs blood glucose monitoring via fingerstick blood samples, test strips and portable meters. Performs routine urinary catheter care. Collects and transports specimens, including, but not limited to, urine, stool and sputum, as requested.

Assists patients with activities of daily living (i.e., personal hygiene, dressing, eating, maintaining continence, , and turning/transferring/ambulation) and changing linen, as appropriate to setting. Answers and responds to patient call lights and requests in a timely manner. May be assigned as a sitter for patients needing constant observation.

Cleans patient bedside units and nursing areas not included in general housekeeping; ensures neatness and cleanliness of patient rooms and maintains patient care items.

Cleans equipment properly and distributes based on patient needs. Maintains unit equipment in good working order and notifies the appropriate parties promptly when equipment requires service or repairs.

Maintains inventory, requisitions, and stocks work area supplies and equipment.

Assists with completing and maintaining unit and patient records, files and forms associated with patient admission, transfer, discharge, procedures and patient care. Answers telephone, accesses and records patient data into computerized patient record in accordance with BSWH standards.

Assists with non-medical patient care support duties, such as, making coffee; transporting patients; and distributing ice, water and blankets.

Attends in services, unit meetings and conferences.

Complies with applicable policies and procedures and safety guidelines to ensure a safe work and patient care environment. Observes proper body mechanics while performing work area duties and patient care.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

For positions assigned to the Psychology unit: Completion of formal Psychiatric Technician and Mental Health Assistant Program or 2 years experience in an Inpatient psychiatric setting preferred. Completion of Psychiatric Technician Orientation Skills Checklist. CPI Certification to be obtained during department orientation. Experience as a Psychiatric Technician and Mental Health Assistant preferred.

Good communications skills, both verbally and in writing.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient.

Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels.

BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent

  • EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

  • CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

&nbspBasic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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