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Patient Care Tech, Per Diem

Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Location: Nantucket
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Job Description:

JOB DUTIES:


Under the direction of the Registered Nurse performs a variety of duties related to the care and treatment of patients.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Assists patients with ADLs.

* Demonstrates proficiency with the taking of vital signs, treatments, procedures, and equipment as demonstrated by the skills checklist and documents appropriately.

* Weighs, lifts moves, positions and transports patients as appropriate.

* Communicates changes in patient condition in a timely manner.

* Maintains a safe and pleasant environment for the patient.

* Promptly answers patient lights.

* Maintains adequate stock of supplies in each patient room.

* Maintains par levels of the clean supply and medication rooms, re-orders items as needed, keeps an accurate list of supplies, re-stocks shelves and maintains a clean environment.

* Demonstrates the ability to recognize and deal with emergencies (example CPR, code blue button).

* Correctly adds forms to all records as needed (i.e. doctors orders, progress notes).

* Exchanges needle boxes, replaces gloves in all patient rooms and participates in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment.

* Assists with patient transports at the request of the nurse in charge.

* Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical demonstration or written exam: Equipment, Age appropriate behaviors, and Interventions, Blood Glucose monitoring, patient safety devices, EKG procedure, venipuncture, urine testing, and handling of other specimens that may be required.

* Reviews, attends, and signs all in-service updates.

* Actively participates in own performance appraisal.

* Gathers data to assist Registered Nurse with assessments.

* Performs scheduled and as needed cleaning of medical equipment and maintaining cleaning logs.

* Regular rounding in all clinical areas, assisting with hourly rounding

* Maintains infection control processes for all patient populations. (Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients).

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

ABILITY TO:

* Abides by standards of practice and behavioral standards within a patient and family centered environment

* The Patient Care Tech role functions as a supportive role and is not intended to replace the role of the primary RN. Clinical skills and tasks/interventions are performed under the direction or delegation of the RN.

* Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, and all other equipment associated with nursing practice.

* Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.

* Ability to use hands, fingers, arms and wrists, hearing, smell, and verbal skills are required in order to perform job duties.

CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
For SEIU PCT Grade 10:


* High school diploma or equivalent.

* Three years of related experience preferred

* Completion of IS 100 and decontamination training

* Completion of Sitter training.

* BLS CPR



SEIU PCT Grade 12: Qualified applicants who hold EMT or LPN credentials SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

* Available to work day, evening and/or night shift. Rotation on weekends as assigned. Rotate to units as assigned.

* Willing to work additional shifts as assigned.

* May be exposed to the following hazards: temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting. Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports.

* Available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties.

* Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

The hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Keywords: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH), Nantucket , Patient Care Tech, Per Diem, Other , Nantucket, Massachusetts

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