Trident Health is a multi-facilityhealth system located in South Carolina's Lowcountry, and is part of thenational HCA healthcare network. Trident is comprised of two acute carehospitals Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center and MoncksCorner Medical Center, which provides outpatient medical services and 24/7Emergency Services.
Affiliated with Trident are a number of physician practicesthat provide family medicine, surgical services and specialty medical care.These quality-focused entities work together to bring excellence in medical andwellness services to residents of the Lowcountry. For the third straight year,The Joint Commission recently recognized Trident as one of the nation's tophospitals for quality and safety.
We are searching for a Patient CareTechnician to join our Environmental Services Department in a full-time, dayshift (rotating weekends) position. Under the direction and supervision ofRegistered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, the PCT assists inmaintaining a clean, well-organized and adequately stocked patient care unit.
Thepatient care technician (PCT) is an integral part of a multidisciplinary careteam. Under the direction of licensed nursing personnel; the PCT within thescope of training and hospital guidelines performs a variety of technical andspecialized skills that assist with addressing the comfort and personal careneeds of the patient.
Responsibilities may include but not limited to measuringvital signs, specimen collection, phlebotomy, administering blood glucosetesting, feeding, bathing, repositioning, transporting, performing EKGs,measuring I&O's and electronic documentation. Direct observation andmonitoring of patients deemed to be at risk to self or others. Care is providedto all patients based on age specific development and cultural diversity.
Job may include direct supervision ofstudents at the discretion of the area supervisor. Employee must have the same licensure or havecompleted the same training to satisfy the requirements of the discipline ofthe student. Direct supervision meansthe primary caregiver is readily available to the student throughout the shift.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: BLS Healthcare provider
Education: Basic reading comprehension required
C. Experience: Pratient care experience preferred.
Must possess the knowledge and skillsnecessary to effectively meet the needs of the patient/internal & externalcustomer. Performs in accordance with delineated job responsibilities and satisfactorilycompletes a yearly evaluation based on these responsibilities.
Degreeof Supervision Required:
Involves general guidanceand direction by Supervisors and/or Department Manager. The employee will be expected to perform mostjob duties independently and in accordance with established departmental andhospital policies and procedures.