Patient Care Technician in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/26/2022

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Job Description

WEST SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

             

Title: PATIENT CARE TECH II

Job Code: 2331

Pay Grade: 1

FLSA Status (check one): [x] Non-Exempt

Exempt

Facility: WEST SUBURBAN MEDICAL

Department: NURSING

CENTER

Review Date:

Revision Date: 3/3/22

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director/Manager of the Nursing unit or under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) and working under the Illinois Nurse Practice Act as well as evidence-based standards of care, provides basic nursing care to patients and assists professional nurses with complex patient care up to the validated level of training.  Performs related services and clerical duties according to the assigned unit.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.      Adheres to the evidence-based standards of care and standards of practice, policies and procedures of the hospital and the Division of Nursing.

2.      Provides technical nursing care up to the validated level of training for the individual.  Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) promptly and accurately documents in the medical record information related to care performed for noted observations.  The technical nursing care includes, but is not limited to:

a.       Collecting blood and urine specimens and discontinuing IVs according to policy.

b.      Performing and documenting common bedside tests including but not limited to blood glucose monitoring.

c.       Performing and documenting simple procedures such as simple dressing changes, oxygen saturations, Foley catheter care/discontinuation and electrocardiograms.  

d.      Obtaining and documenting the patient’s blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration, O2 saturation and weight and reports abnormalities in a timely manner to the RN.

e.       Measuring and documenting patient specific intake and output. 

3.      Observes and reports the patients’ signs and symptoms, responses to treatments and reports on all changes in the patient’s condition in a timely fashion to the RN.

4.      Assists with admitting, discharging, transferring, ambulating and transporting of patients.

5.      Observes and reports on the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and assists in providing supportive care.

6.      Answers call lights, assists the patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living.

7.      Provides for the patients safety and oversees the security of  the patients valuables.

8.      Performs related services duties such as cleaning instruments and equipment, cleaning work areas and rooms, replacing and stocking supplies and similarly related activities.

9.      Remains current with developments in the field of patient care and ensures for the enhancement of personal knowledge and skills including but not limited to participating in continuing education programs and reading pertinent literature.

10.  Maintains the confidentiality of the patient’s medical record.

11.  Complies with the skills, competencies and educational requirements related to the job and the department.

12.  Evaluates the environmental safety and provides an environment that is safe based on the age and developmental status for both pediatric and adult populations served to keep patients safe and maintain compliance with standards such as but not limited to the National Patient Safety Goals.

13.  Facilitates patient/family participation in self care based on the age and developmental status for both pediatric and adult populations

14.  Demonstrates appropriate psychosocial interventions based on the age and developmental status for both pediatric and adult populations.

15.  Conforms to the established Standards of Behavior.

16.  *** Other department specific duties as assigned by unit.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

1.      Successful completion of an eight (8) week PCT or Certified Nurse’s Aide training course or a Nursing Student following completion of their Fundamentals in Nursing clinical course.

2.      Completion of a High School Diploma with courses in Math, English and typing or its equivalent.

3.      Current CPR certification.

4.      The analytical/clerical ability necessary to understand orders, prepare routine reports, discern significant signs and symptoms and changes in patient condition and accurately document patient related data.

5.      The interpersonal skills necessary to interact in a courteous manner with patients and instruct patients in various basic procedures, communicate effectively with family members and interact with all levels of hospital staff.

6.      The organizational skills necessary to deal with a number of tasks simultaneously