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Medical Surgical - Patient Care Technician

Req Number 001LC1
Job Category Medical Clerical/Secretarial
Job Description
NORTHWELL HEALTH
Peconic Bay Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE : Patient Care Technician
DEPARTMENT : Nursing
REPORTS TO : REGISTERED NURSE OR NURSING MANAGEMENT
POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse, assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care, and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES






Hours:
Part Time - 11:00PM - 7:00AM
Per Diem
1. Functions as a co-worker to the nurse and a key member of the nursing care team:
+ Organizes patient care assignment and sets priorities.
+ Alerts RN co-worker to changes in patient status i.e., alteration in comfort, skin integrity, alterations in breathing pattern, etc.
+ Documents patient care and patient status changes on the appropriate chart forms.
+ Communicates routine information to RN periodically during shift i.e., intake and output.
1. Assists RN in providing for ADL needs of patients:
+ Prepares patients for meals, and feeds or assists with meals.
+ Provides between meal nourishment and fresh water to patients.
+ Bathes or assists patient to bathe, provides oral hygiene.
+ Toilets patients as necessary.
+ Maintains patient?s mobility with range of motion exercises and ambulation.
+ Grooms patient, including shaving, as needed.
+ Participates with the RN in the development of a plan of care for assigned patient.
+ Utilizes a plan of care in carrying out patient assignments.
1. Maintains patient care units in a neat and orderly condition:
+ Changes and makes beds.
+ Cleans and straightens bedside table and over-bed tables, as needed.
+ Strips patient units upon discharge of patient, in preparation for cleaning by Housekeeping Department.
+ Removes equipment from room. Cleans and place it in appropriate are.
+ Prepares room for new admissions, transfers and post-operative patients.
1. Assists Registered Nurse by performing selected procedures and simple treatments:
+ Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration rate and B.P. on admission and as assigned.
+ Measures and records fluid intake and output; totals at shift end.
+ Perform, mount and process EKG?s.
+ Draw and process blood, as appropriate, within State and County guidelines.
+ Obtains specimens, such as urine, stool and sputum.
+ Administers enemas, as directed.
+ Weighs and records patient weight on admission and as indicated.
+ Shave patients as instructed in preparation for procedures.
+ Performs simple procedures utilizing aseptic technique (i.e. ? applying and changing simple dressings).
+ Performs simple respiratory treatments, as required (i.e. oral suctioning).
1. Performs a variety of related duties:
+ Assists patients in and out of bed, ambulates patients, lifts, turns and positions patients.
+ Assists with serving of meals; positions patient, cleans over-bed table, and helps distribute and collect trays.
+ Transports and accompanies patients to various departments, as directed.
+ Reports missing or damaged equipment to Nursing Unit Secretary.
+ Maintains non-patient rooms (i.e., utility rooms, linen rooms, kitchens, etc.) in a neat and orderly condition.
+ Maintains cleanliness of patient care equipment.
+ Performs constant observation on selected patients as assigned.
+ Follows medical Center?s policies and procedures to support QA/QI efforts in patient care and services.
+ Performs post-mortem care and transports body to morgue.
1. Takes part in Nursing?s continuing education policy by:
+ Attending nursing attendant course during orientation program.
+ Participating and completing annual mandatory educational requirements.
+ Attending nursing attendant staff development programs offered throughout the year.
1. Performs related duties, as required.
ADA Essential Functions
REQUIRED
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
+ High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
+ Completion of Nurse Assistant course or equivalent, required.
OR
Prior experience as a Nursing Attendant or equivalent, required.
+ NYS Nurse Attendant certification, preferred.
+ Ability to communicate effectively, and follow written and/or oral instructions.
+ Ability to work in diversified settings.
+ Ability to lift, turn, position, etc. Patients, as required.
Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
+ Completion of Nurse Assistant course or equivalent, required.
OR
Prior experience as a Nursing Attendant or equivalent, required.
+ NYS Nurse Attendant certification, preferred.
+ Ability to communicate effectively, and follow written and/or oral instructions.
+ Ability to work in diversified settings.
+ Ability to lift, turn, position, etc. Patients, as required.


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