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Patient Care Technician in Southfield, MI at Oakland Regional Hospital

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Shift Time: Days
Shift Length: 12 hours: 0700 to 1930
Standard Hours Per Week: Contingent status, Hours Vary

Role/Position Definition:

Responsible for the provision of direct care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists in the assessment and monitoring of patients’ conditions and therapeutic needs. Responsible for the provision of direct care to patients to assist with all Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including elimination, nutritional needs, mobility and emotional support. In addition, accurate completion of vital sign flow sheets, charges for supplies and other duties deemed within their scope of practice.

Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Transfers patients using appropriate assistive devices and help from others. Assists patient with safe transfer techniques using proper body mechanics.
B. Answers call lights promptly and in person and places the call light in reach of the patient taking into account their disability, making alternative arrangements that meet the patient’s limitations.
C. Assists in meeting patient’s dietary needs by providing assistance with feeding when necessary.
D. Keeps patient dry at all times. Meets patient’s elimination needs promptly with attention to maintaining skin integrity. Changes and/or empties ostomy, foley bag, rectal bag and others as per policy and records output.
E. Assists in keeping nursing area and hospital free of hazards including electrical, physical, and mechanical. Responsible for helping maintaining patients’ rooms cleanliness/neatness and keeps patients’; rooms free of hazards.
F. Provides input regarding the development, monitoring and updating of individualized care plans.
G. Walking rounds done at least every hour on assigned patients.
H. Creates and maintains a positive atmosphere of customer service, including continuous quality improvement, team work, mutual respect, professionalism and accountability.
I. Attends and participates in all appropriate departmental/ORH meetings and training and development opportunities.
J. Follows established policies and procedures, including but not limited to:
i. ORH employment policies and procedures
ii. Infection control/safety policies and procedures
iii. Federal, state, and local regulations
K. Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the care for patients appropriate to the age of the patient served including but not limited to, principles of growth, development and psychological needs.
L. Performs/assists patients with activities of daily living skills including bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, pericare, application of prosthesis/orthotic, and/or assistive devices, with the goal of patient independence. Accurately documents all care provided and patient’s response in CPSI and MDS kiosk prior to the end of the shift.
M. Accurately measures and records temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure, pulse oximetry, oral intake and outputs. Accurately notes and records bowel movements and assists with the tracking of bowel and bladder training programs. Notifies nurses of any abnormal findings. Documents any findings in CPSI and MDS kiosk.
N. Provides for the patient’s mobility needs completely as prescribed by written orders and/or care plan. Transfers patients from bed to and from wheelchair, stretcher, toilets/commodes using appropriate assistive devices and help from others. Assists patient with safe transfer techniques.
O. Conducts daily environmental rounds and reports findings to the RN/LPN.
P. Monitors inventory and maintains appropriate levels of supplies and equipment. Makes ordering recommendations.
Q. Assists with wound care at the direction of the RN/LPN on duty
R. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

A. Education/Experience

a) Completion of a Nurse Aide training program required.
b) 1+ years of experience as a Nurse Aide strongly preferred.
c) 1+ years of experience providing care in a hospital setting preferred.

B. Licensure/Certification

a) Current unrestricted Nurse Aide License from the State of Michigan required.
b) Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers, from the American Heart Association required.
C. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
a) Knowledge of BLS protocols in code situations, pain management, wound care, and performance of patient assessments.
b) Knowledge of medical terminology.
c) Requires immediate judgment and response; occasionally in response to disasters or emergencies, actual events or drills.
d) Requires high-level visual and auditory acuity for timely response and patient care assessment activities.
e) Requires effective listening and language skills adequate for high-level written and interpersonal communication.
f) Must possess customer service skills and be able to demonstrate at all times.
g) Must be able to follow directions, answer call lights, and multi-task.
h) Ability to assist in actives of daily living and measure/record vital signs.
i) Ability to move quickly in response to physician and patient needs.
j) Ability to recognize and process confidential and sensitive information appropriately.