St. David's North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women's health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David's Women's Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David's North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David's Children's Hospital. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN), the PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT's skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The PCT complies with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the State Board of Nursing rules for unlicensed personnel.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.
Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.
Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.
Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, and venous compression devices.
Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.
Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as instructed.
Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.
Orients patients/families/caregivers to room and hospital routine.
Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.
Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.
Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.
Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
Assists with post-mortem care.
Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.
Performs clerical work as needed, including assembling and maintain charts, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages.
Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions.
Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.
Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.
Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.
Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.
Monitors unit and individual patient rooms to assess availability of supplies. Restocks to optimum levels as instructed.
Utilizes charge system for supplies and equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" and "Mission and Value Statement."
Education & Experience
CNA Training Program
1 years of experience in an acute care setting
Licensure, Certifications, Training
Basic Life Support (BLS) - required