Under the direction of the professional nurse, the Patient Care Technician performs patient care functions and related activities as directed. He/she is responsible to the team leader and/or charge nurse.
SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY: None
NATURE AND SCOPE:
This position interacts with patients and families, nursing staff and physicians.
Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital.
Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients.
Review assignment and patient care plan with team leader.
Serves fresh water, diets, and nourishments; feeds patients and records on worksheets.
Gives and removes bedpans and urinals; describes contents and records.
Measures and records intake and output.
Assists patients in and out of bed and to wheelchairs and stretchers.
Assists patients to ambulate.
Meets patient's personal hygiene needs.
Applies and maintains pressure relieving devices as directed.
Assists with admissions, transfer, and discharge of patients.
Assists with physical, pelvic, protoscopic examinations, and bone marrow aspirations.
Collects specimens, urine, stool and sputum.
Performs postmortem care.
Applies TEDs and slings; rewraps ace bandages.
Applies thermatic pads, ice bags, and ice collars.
Gives sitz baths.
Performs oral suction.
Gives enemas, cleansing and retention, and reports results.
Removes indwelling urinary bladder catheters.
Takes and records blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration.
Weighs patients and records readings.
Performs vaginal irrigations.
Performs perineal and catheter care.
Applies soft restraints and follows Restraint Management Protocol.
Maintains fall prevention measures as indicated by protocol.
Cares for patients in traction and reapplies traction.
Applies unsterile compresses.
Applies clean, dry dressings.
Performs duties related to patient care, including, but not limited to maintaining a clean, pleasant environment for patient and staff.
Performs messenger services.
Prepares equipment before it is returned to DMS.
Uses computer to order supplies.
Transports patients to other departments as required.
Applies selected ostomy/wound drainage pouches.
Assists with cast changing.
Uses orthopedic devices.
Performs selected pressure sore care.
Utilizes locator badge.
Listens to patients' comments, observes patients' conditions and reports to nurse.
Knows and supports departmental and hospital policies.
Uses, maintains and cleans special equipment in specific areas.
Performs NGT removal.
Gathers and sets up supplies for tube feedings.
Answers call lights within an appropriate time.
Performs admissions orientation to room.
Reinforces incentive spirometry use.
Checks crash carts.
Performs phlebotomy procedures.
Performs range of motion exercises.
Procure from lab blood for transfusion as directed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Attends in-services and is compliant with essential education without prompting from manager.
Uses hospital criteria to report suspected abuse or neglect.
Communicates effectively with pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Uses appropriate terminology.
Speaks in an appropriate tone.
Repeats information as needed for elderly patients.
States normal developmental behaviors for pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Observes and identifies developmentally abnormal behaviors.
Communicates developmentally abnormal findings to RN in a timely manner.
Meets physical needs relevant to pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.
Removes safety hazards.
Facilitates naps/rest periods for pediatric and elderly patients.
Modifies bathing techniques to protect fragile skin.
Offers supplements and/or food or beverage choices to meet nutritional needs.
States normal vital signs for age group and promptly reports abnormal measurements.
Ensures patient has glasses and/or hearing aids if needed.
Document patient/family teaching on the Interdisciplinary Teaching Record.
Must maintain confidentiality of patients.
Position requires flexibility in hours and days or work.
Patient care and unit needs may cause unscheduled changes in starting time, stopping time and days of the week worked.
Individual must exhibit this flexibility with appropriate attitude.
Must be able to see and read test instruments and results.
Must have the manual dexterity to operate patient care equipment.
Must be able to communicate pertinent written and verbal information.
High School Diploma or GED required.
CPR healthcare provider.
Certified Nursing Assistant, two (2) years' comparable healthcare related experience, or six (6) months as a Patient Support Technician at CCIRH.
No experience required. If CNA, see educational requirements.
Computer skills recommended.
CCIRH IS A DRUG AND NICOTINE FREE WORKPLACE
The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.
Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Posting ID: 552793016Posted: 2020-05-21