The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is a trained member of the unit based team who supports the on-going delivery of care as identified by the multidisciplinary Patient Management Team. The PCT works under the direct supervision of the R.N. and performs tasks and duties which do not require a license, professional judgment or intervention. The PCT must pass the required competencies. The PCT works within the Department of Nursing standards. The PCT adheres to UAMS clinical programs, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines.
Provides Care in an Efficient Effective Manner; Organizes own workload to ensure completion during shift, in coordination with R.N. and other team members; Seeks assistance from appropriate staff when necessary; Utilizes down (unproductive) time toward patient and unit activities; Accepts constructive feedback from peers/team members and takes corrective action when needed; Obtains patient report as per unit policy and has on-going communication with R.N. regarding patient care/changes in condition; Informs nurse of patient requests or complaints; Performs other duties as defined by unit check list as delegated by R.N./CDF/CSM; Assist with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients; Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed. Carries out the Plan of Care for Patient using a Multidisciplinary Approach as Delegated by Team Leader; Communicates effectively with other team members to facilitate patient care; Verbalizes understanding of patient's plan of care; Accepts directions from R.N.s and team members; Follows through on delegated patient care activities. Assists Patient with ADL/Personal Care; Provides appropriate grooming/oral hygiene and comfort measures; Applies and monitors restraints; Assists patients with activities (ambulation, up in chair, turn and reposition). Documents patients care per standards; Documents vital signs, ADL, wave tests, I&O's accurately and timely and per unit and department standards; Documents all patient care activities/task accurately and timely per standards: Directs any questions regarding documentation to R.N.; Documents on flow sheets and in eChart per unit and department standards.
Ability to follow Oral Instructions, Read and Write, High School, GED or formal educational equivalent, Baccalaureate Degree, Major: None, Advanced Degree: None, Type/Major: Professional License/Certification: Certification as a nursing assistant or military corpsman desired, Patient care experience in acute care setting desired, Other, CPR Certification (BCLS) within 3 months of employment, Successful completion of patient care technician course within 3 months of hire, Computer experience desired, Ability to communicate with staff, patient/families following Guest CARE guidelines