Patient Care Technician - Neuro Surgical

  • Newburgh, IN
  • Deaconess Gateway Campus
  • Neuro Surgical
  • Full Time - 72 - Evening/Night
  • Patient Care Support
  • Scheduled Weekday: Monday - Sunday
  • Shift Start Time: 6:30 PM
  • Shift End Time: 7:00 AM
  • Weekend Shift Assignments: Rotating Weekends
  • Holiday Shift Assignments: Rotating Holidays
  • Position Eligible Incentives: Shift Incentives
  • Req #: 18213
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Summary

We are looking for compassionate, caring people to join our great staff of health care providers.
 

Patient Care Technicians provide direct patient care as delegated by a registered nurse and in cooperation with other team members. Duties performed by PCT include helping patients with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, nourishment and other treatments and procedures.

Under the supervision of the RN, the Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs various care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, comfort and safety for a specific patient population (ANA Standards of Delegation, 2004).  The PCT must be able to demonstrate growth and development knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patient served.  Employee must be able to successfully complete job specific orientation, competencies, and meet/exceed standards as identified in the criteria based performance appraisal.  PCTs must demonstrate awareness of patient’s rights in all aspects of patient care and reports issue to appropriate person.  The PCT demonstrates leadership through coordination of unit equipment and activities.
 
The Patient Care Technician is a member of the multidisciplinary team, under the direction of the RN, which provides or assists with basic patient care requirements, treatments and procedures.  Communicates to the RN pertinent findings or observations noted while providing patient care and comfort.  Assist professional staff with basic life support principles. 

The Neuro Surgical unit in the Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital at Deaconess Gateway is comprised of 32 inpatient beds with a 5 bed short stay pod within the core of the unit.  Staff cares for pre- and post-operative Neurosurgical patients such as those that undergo neck, back, or brain surgery.  In addition to surgical patients, the staff also cares for patients with select Neurological conditions and those with head/neck/back pain.  Blood transfusions and select IV infusions are given in the unit’s short stay pod when needed.  Staff works with the specialty doctors to provide the best care possible to our patients.  Teamwork and a positive attitude are highly valued.

Certifications
Basic Life Support: Health Care Provider, within six months of hire.

 
Education and Experience
The Patient Care Technician position requires the completion of a high school education or equivalent (GED) and be18 years old.  Previous patient care or nursing assistant experience desired.  Successfully completes PCT classes as required by care center/unit.
 

Deaconess uses the EPIC Medical Record System

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