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Patient Care Technician - Womens Surgery (7p)

Company: Methodist Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

MethodistHospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationallyacclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized theunique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue toimprove on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us themost. With 1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialtiesincluding cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine,neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. As the flagshiphospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system ofhospitals, we appreciate the support and--recognition we receive from thecommunity having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards.We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistentlyreported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has beennationally recognized by Leapfrog---s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by theJoint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest PainCenter. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.--General Statement of Duties: The Patient Care--Technician performs 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) in a complementary and assistive role. He/she assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance to the PCA---s training, competence and skill, hospital policies and procedures and the Texas Board of Nursing rules for delegated nursing tasks to unlicensed personnel (Rule 224.6). Consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well organized, adequately stocked and safe patient environment. --Essential Job Functions: --

  • Under the supervision of the RN, performs delegated patient care activities as directed and ordered in accordance with one---s training. Delegated tasks may include:
  • Obtaining vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, calorie counts, and/or simple non-sterile dressing changes
  • Safe patient handling: Turning and positioning, use of specialty beds, patient transfer and use of transfer devices, ambulation assistance and use of assistive devices, restraint alternatives, oxygen use and transport, suction use, pre-operative skin preparation and/or use of sequential compression devices (SCD)
  • Specimen collection, including blood collection for bedside glucose testin
  • Consistently assists with maintaining a safe patient environment, including:
  • Addressing identified hazards in the physical environment of the patient room to prevent patient falls.
  • Hand hygiene and consistent use of standard precautions.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate following transmission based precautions procedures.
  • Communicates accurate information for delegated patient care activities performed, including observed patient response to performed activities to the assigned RN (following hand-off communication guidelines).
  • Assists the RN in collecting data from patients upon admission and assists with patient transfer or discharge preparations as instructed.--
  • Assists patients with bathing, shaving, oral care, toileting, grooming, changing linens, providing water, assisting with meal delivery, and feeding.----
  • Performs hourly rounding, consistently uses AIDET when interacting with patients, and responds to call lights timely. Qualifications --Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 1. Education: High school graduate or equivalent education 2. Experience: None 3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). 4. Preferred: Previous PCT, PCA, Nurse aide, orderly experience in a healthcare setting ORONE of the following: A. Completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training program AND --CNA certification with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services on hire. B. Completion of an EMS (Emergency Medical System) training program AND EMT certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services on hire. C. MHS employee in an LVN job description as of December 1, 2011. --Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:Required: None --

    Company Description:

    HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

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