The Patient Care Technician supports the work of the Registered Nurse to meet the needs of patients in order to provide safe, quality care.
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, or designee, the Patient Care Technician assists the work of the Registered Nurse to meet the needs of patients in order to provide safe, quality care.
Working as part of a team with the Registered Nurse, the Patient Care Technician participates in providing patient care, including:
Implements progressive mobility guidelines (e.g. patients in chair for meals).
Ambulating, turning and repositioning patients.
Uses patient handling equipment in the tasks of lifting, transferring, repositioning and transporting patients.
As needed, may also transport patients within the medical center and deliver and pick up specimens and prescriptions.
Assisting with activities of daily living, including but not limited to: feeding, bathing, toileting, providing water, answering the phone, and oral care.
Within the Patient Care Technician duties and responsibilities and dependant on the patient population, assists the Registered Nurse with patient monitoring, including but not limited to: obtaining, recording and reporting vital signs, weights, and measuring and recording inputs/outputs.
May perform EKGs as required.
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or designee, the Patient Care Technician may act as a sitter to ensure that patient safety needs are met.
As a sitter, the Patient Care Technician will assist the registered nurse assigned to the patient in providing care including hygiene, nutrition, mobility, monitoring and engage the patient in diversional and therapeutic activities.
In coordination with the Registered Nurse and other medical center staff, will maintain a clean and safe environment by providing a newly admitted patient with supplies (e.g. ICS/ Admission Kit), ensuring a clean and tidy bedside, and neat linens.
Performs other related duties as necessary.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Compliance Accountability: Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (KP's code of conduct) by maintaining confidentiality, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and KP policies and procedures.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical: Collects and researches data and uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, and develops alternative solutions.
Maintains confidentiality, treats co-workers, patients, and facility visitors with respect.
Oral Communication: Listens and gets clarification to ensure that instructions and requests are fully understood.
Written Communication: Writes clearly and informatively and reads and interprets written information.
Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive team spirit and balances team and individual responsibilities.
Six (6) months of experience, within the last three (3) years, in a hospital, clinic or in a SNF/Home Health setting as a nurse assistant, care partner, medical assistant or student nurse with one semester in a clinical setting.
High School Diploma/ GED.
Current California State Nurse Assistant certification preferred.
Experience requirement will be waived for Patient Mobility Techs who are transitioned into this classification in 2009.
Patient Mobility Techs who require training must successfully complete an employer provided training program and will be given six months to meet the requirements of the position.
A solid understanding of human anatomy, basic medical terminology, and rehabilitation principles is desired.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente's code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures. Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Primary Location: California,Antioch,Antioch Medical Center 4501 Sand Creek Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Evening Workdays: Week 1) Sun, Thu, Fri Week 2) Mon, Tue, Sat *Expected length of employment up to 3 months Working Hours Start: 3:00 PM Working Hours End: 11:30 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: 3MS Travel: No
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