A non-licensed healthcare provider employed by Erlanger Health Systems is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of patients.
High School Diploma or equivalent or meet one of the preferences.
Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Tennessee, First Responder, EMT, Nursing student having completed Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Assistant, Pre-Med student, Military Corpsman, Combat Life Saver or Combat Medic or Surgical Technician. Any of these may apply and work in a Patient Care Technician position, but must function within the guidelines, skills, and pay grade outlined for the Patient Care Technician.
Those who were employed as a Patient Care Technician prior to 3-1-2004 and do not have the above educational requirements will be grandfathered in as a Patient Care Technician. He/She must successfully complete an Erlanger fundamentals checklist, observed demonstration, and pass a written exam.
Preferred, but not required.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
BLS required within 30 days of hire.
CNA certification, EMT, First Responder (if applicable)
Department Position Summary:
The Patient Care Technician must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on North Wing Seven, which is an internal medicine, diabetes, metabolic, cerebral vascular, and telemetry floor. The employee must be able to exercise judgment to recognize and identify signs and symptoms that require further evaluation by a licensed nurse. The employee must be able to effectively communicate with customers and team members, be flexible and adapt easily to change.