Patient Care Technician
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 4/11/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONMORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS JOB:
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse/and or LPN, assists with patients' activities of daily living and plan of care. Communicates with and supports healthcare team, patients and/or patient's family or significant other(s). Maintains and demonstrates high standards of professional ethics.
Supports the activities of daily living to include bathing, dressing, grooming, oral care, feeding, toileting/hygiene, and assisting with mobility and transport. Demonstrates standard precautions including the care of patients in isolation and safe patient practice.
Performs technical duties as directed by RN/LPN, such as phlebotomy, vital signs, point of care testing, EKGs, bladder scanning, foley catheter care specific to population served and documents appropriately.
Identifies and communicates changes in patient's status to RN/LPN and responds appropriately. Demonstrates standard precautions including the care of patients in isolation and safe patient practice.
Reinforces education of patient and family/responsible party regarding individual care needs and safety issues.
Participates in Virtua patient satisfaction initiatives and goals. Participates in the performance improvement activities. Assists in orientation of new hires.
Position Qualifications Required
Demonstrates required knowledge of basic patient care skills, procedures and standards.
Must have strong communication skills.
High School Diploma or Grade Equivalent Diploma (GED) required.
Must have successfully completed a MST (or equivalent) course.
BLS certification; Phlebotomy certification.
Enhances skills through on-going education and training. Maintains regulatory and departmental level competencies.
Virtua is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin or any other category protected by federal or state law