Patient Care Technician, Med Surg

HCA Round Rock , TX 78664

Posted 3 weeks ago

St. David's Round Rock 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. With 171 beds, the hospital's comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock-the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County-with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Centers in Cedar Park and Leander. St. David's Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades and also 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.

Position Description

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

Performs direct patient care:

  • Participates in providing direct care as directed, according to standards

  • Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds

  • Communicates all findings in the correct/concise/clear written and or verbal format

  • Can recognize abnormal findings ie VS, Skin changes, I&O, etc. and report findings to the nurse

  • Can recognize and respond appropriately in an emergency situation

  • Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs

Performs indirect patient care:

  • Can perform skills to support direct care

  • Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities

  • Can adjust to a rapidly changing work environment

  • Can maintain a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care area

  • Maintains equipment in good working order

  • Submits requests for repair appropriately

  • Uses and charges supplies appropriately

  • Can input physician orders

  • Can operate the patient call system

  • Answers and transfers phone calls. Break down and/or copies charts/forms as needed

  • Acts as an orientation preceptor for new and cross-training PCT I and PCT II employees

  • Have knowledge of limited role of medication security, handling, storage and transport of non-narcotic medications under the approval and direction of a supervisor

Participates in the plan of care:

  • Is familiar with the plan of care

  • Can follow instructions for the care performed

  • Communicates to the registered nurse and licensed vocational nurse any data appropriate to the plan of care

Technical skills: (as required by facility/unit/dept.)

  • Phlebotomy for lab specimens, blood cultures

  • Nasopharyngeal suctioning

  • Foley catheterization, catheter care and removal.

  • Bladder scanner

  • Irrigations (non-medicated) eyes and ears.

  • Nasal swabs

  • Assists with surgical aseptic/sterile procedures maintaining sterile/aseptic technique

  • Assist with set up of equipment as needed

  • Application and adjustment of CPM & SCM, TED hoses; application of Buck's traction

  • Set up for Telemetry, monitoring EKG rhythm strips, obtain 12 lead EKG

  • Orthopedic splinting

  • Emergency: participates CPR and Dr. Leo, crash cart and pediatric equipment location

  • Assist with postmortem care

  • Completes unit specific competency and age-specific competency requirements

Education and Experience

CNA Training Program

  • Preferred

1 years of experience in an acute care setting

  • Preferred

Licenses and Certificates

Required: BLS certification

Preferred: Certified Nurses Assistant certification


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