Patient Care Tech Orthopedic & Neurosurgery - Full-time


: $133,005.00 - $36,590.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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# This position supports Mercy#s philosophy of patient centered care by providing safe and effective patient care by performing tasks and support functions under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse. Patient Care Technicians may fulfill an expanded role by performing additional tasks and responsibilities as delegated by their department. # Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome Provide safe and effective patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by department Observe and communicate to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers Maintains accurate and real time documentation of patient care provided Assures patient privacy by knocking on doors, closing curtains and protecting patient information Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions Demonstrates support for changes in practice designed to improve performance. Organize and prioritize daily work, taking into account the needs of patients, families and other health care workers Maintain cleanliness and organization of patient rooms and department work areas Assist in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance Ability to prioritize tasks, identify needs for changes in priorities and takes the initiative to recommend and implement changes in concert with their supervisor.# Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions Obtains equipment and CPMs needed for patients, with correct set up and removal as per physician orders and/or delegated to. Prepares rooms and pre-operative beds for surgery as trained and delegated to. Participates in regular stocking of supplies in patient rooms and alcoves as required by dept. standards.# Demonstrates competency in computer navigation to access and find needed information effectively and efficiently as evidenced in hand-offs and documentation. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Role Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members. Demonstrates the ability to provides safe and effective patient care Must have the ability to remain focused in stressful situations and perform multiple tasks quickly. Professional Experience# Required vs. Preferred Previous Patient Care Tech or Certified Nursing Assistant experience preferred Education-Required vs. Preferred High School diploma or equivalent preferred In addition, must have ONE of the following: #completion of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Health Support Professional program #a minimum of 2 years in a baccalaureate program #one year in an ADN program # comparable education, training and experience in the absence of successful completion of a CNA or Health Support Professional program Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required. Physical Activity Requirements Constant = 67-100% of workday Reaching Standing Walking Talking Hearing # Frequent = 34-66% of workday Lifting Repetitive motion Balancing Stooping Kneeling Crouching Pushing Pulling Grasping Feeling Handling # Occasional = 33% or less of workday Sitting Fingering Climbing # Physical Demand Requirements Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently
Associated topics: bhlex, care assistant, caregiver, certified medication technician, doula, home health aide, lds, nursing assistant, pcs, stp * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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