Providence is calling a Patient Care Technician (PCT) (Post CV Intervention Unit, Night Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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In this position you will:
Demonstrate understanding of and provide care according to Standards of Practice and the patient's care plan. These duties are under the direct supervision of a licensed RN and performed according to the staff members expected competencies
Perform duties that assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment
Transport labs, obtain clean catch and other types of urine samples, perform point-of-care testing to include blood glucose, transport and/or escort patients, as well as hold patients/infants for care or procedures
Communicate effectively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment
Utilize the "Hand Off of Communication Tools, "SBAR"
Communicate in a compassionate and professional manner with all staff, patients, families, providers, and visitors
Watch patients closely for changes in their health and responds by informing RN immediately. Also report problematic and unusual circumstances in a timely and consistent manner, to RN partner or charge nurse
Electronically document information in an accurate, concise and timely manner
Competent in the input and retrieval of this information within the patient's medical record
Be responsible for documenting vital signs, I/Os, pain scores, weights, meal intake, activities of daily living and any other necessary information
Possess knowledge of the Hospital and National Patient Safety Goals:
Use at least two ways of identifying patients, name and date of birth
Use hand cleaning guidelines, before and after patient contact
Exercise all preventative measures in patient fall prevention as outlined in PAMC Falls Prevention Policies and Procedures
Possess knowledge of patient care needs for maintaining skin integrity
Report redness to Registered Nurse responsible for patient care
Follow defined process to ensure paper medical records are routed correctly to HIM to be scanned into the electronic medical record
Assist in scheduling treatments and tests and the printing patient labels
Oversee the front desk operations, including the welcoming and check-in of patients, families and visitors
Maintain and operate multiple telecommunications systems
Understand and able to coordinate the process for downtime slips
Facilitate inter-department communication regarding transfers, admits and discharges
Required qualifications for this position include:
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant
Six (6) months of health care experience
About Providence Alaska Medical Center:
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation's best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state's largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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