Medical Technician I

Texas Health & Human Services Commission San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 months ago

Medical Technician I assists nurse with age appropriate patient care. Provides patients personal hygiene.

Makes beds and assists with preparation of units and patients rooms for receiving new patients. Takes vital signs.

Obtains specimens.

Cleans patient care equipment. Transports patients to and from various departments. Answers call lights.

Interacts with patients and participates in divisional activities indoors or outdoors either on campus or off campus. This position is required to drive a state owned vehicle.

Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1.Performs all duties in a manner appropriate to the age of the patient. Provides personal care such as bathing, shaving, bed baths to patients and assists with ambulation, positioning, lifting, feeding, hygiene, and assists with commodes and bedpans.

2.Prepares patient's room for new admission including fresh linen, clean overbed table and bedside stand, and personal use items such as water carafe, masks and Kleenex. Takes patients vital signs.

Obtains and delivers lab specimens. Answer patient call lights. Makes regular rounds to patients.

3.Cleans patient care equipment including IV pumps, IV stands, wheelchairs, microwave, K-pads, bedside commodes and refrigerator. Transports patients to and from various departments for x-rays, lab work and meals.

4.Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies. Reinforces patient teaching regarding respiratory precautions and unit rules. Follows infection control policies.

5.Interacts with patients and participates in diversional activities indoors or outdoors either on campus or off campus. Actively seeks to engage patients in recreational activities.

Accompanies patients on field trips off campus. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

1.Knowledge of or ability to learn hospital policies and objectives.

2.Knowledge of or ability to learn physical and emotional needs of patient.

3.Knowledge of or ability to learn to perform basic supportive patient care in an age appropriate manner and assist nursing and medical personnel with prescribed treatments.

4.Knowledge required to provide age appropriate care to young adults, adults, and geriatric individuals,

knowledge of human development.

5.Skill in the use of equipment used in patient care.

6.Skill in providing age appropriate nursing care to young adults, adults, and geriatric patients.

7.Ability to work cooperatively with staff members and establish positive therapeutic relationships with patients.

8.Ability to complete prescribed training program to gain work related competencies in the techniques and methods of treatment to include CPR and other related training.

9.Ability to organize work and take instructions

  1. Ability to seek and accept aid when necessary for patient care.

  2. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to carry out written and verbal instructions.

  3. Ability to work with people.

  4. Ability to transport and transfer patients using assistive devices.

  5. Ability to read, write, and speak English.

  6. Ability to drive patient to appointments if needed.

Registration or Licensure


1.Nurse's Aide Certificate or a Medical Assistant Certification.

2.Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure.

Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria:

1.Nurse's Aide Certificate or a Medical Assistant Certification. Additional Information:

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable.

As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

MOS Code:

There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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Medical Technician I

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