Patient Care Technician

Providence Health & Services Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 1 week ago

Providence is calling a Patient Care Technician (PCT) (Nursing Resource Pool, Day Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. 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.

$1,500 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

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. Utilizes 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. 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:

  • High school graduate or General Equivalency Degree (GED)
  • Completion of Medical Terminology course or successful completion of hospital Medical terminology test within 90 days of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program or 6 months of health care experience.
  • 6 months 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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