Patient Care Tech FT Days Ortho

Compensation

: $25,930.00 - $32,510.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



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Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

North Florida Regional Healthcare is an organization centered around the community hospitals in Gainesville, Florida -- North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC). NFRMC is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, women's health and wound therapy, among other services. You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar: 401(k) with an employer match up to 9% Employee Stock Purchase Plan Student Loan Assistance Tuition Reimbursement Paid Family Leave Medical Plan Options, Dental & Vision And much more!

The Orthopedic-Medical/Surgical unit consists of 47 beds located on the 7th floor at North Florida Regional Medical Center. We are proud to serve a diverse patient population consisting of 60% Orthopedic and 40% Medical/Surgical patients. Our specialty focus includes patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, fractures and fracture repairs, osteomyelitis and minor trauma. We collaborate with nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip, knee, ankle and shoulder surgeries to assist patients achieve their maximum mobility and independence. The medical / surgical patients we care for have a wide variety of medical/surgical diagnoses ranging from minor to complex including, but not limited to: cardiac, respiratory, gastroenterology, renal disease, neuro, endocrine, behavioral health, infectious disease and the general surgery patient. Our multidisciplinary care team works together to coordinate individualized care and optimize patient outcomes through evidence based practice and exceptional care.

The Orthopedic Med/Surg team is committed to the highest standards of nursing practice and clinical excellence for the optimal care of our patients. As we continue our journey to excellence; many nurses on our team are nationally certified by the Orthopedic Nurse Certification Board or actively in the process of becoming certified. Our unit was the first at NFRMC to be recognized for reaching the 2 year ZERO CLABSI milestone and the first to achieve the 1 year CA-UTI Free milestone.

As a member of our Ortho family, you will find many exciting opportunities for your own professional growth and development. Our unit is unique due to the wide variety of patients we serve allowing you to develop and expand your critical thinking and clinical skills. Fast paced, with the highest volume of patient days and the shortest length of stay for 2017; leading to enhanced time management, organization and prioritization of care. Active in shared governance and professional development; the 2018 NFRMC Professional Practice and Professional Development Councils are each chaired by Ortho nurses. We also offer flexible scheduling to support our team in work-life balance and/or the pursuit of additional education.

We are a close family that works together to provide the highest standard of care with utmost compassion and teamwork in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment. Whether this is the beginning, middle or twilight of your nursing career our team is AMAZING!

If you are committed to Making a Difference for your Patients this team is for YOU!


Position Description:

The Patient Care Tech delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN), the PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT's skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The PCT complies with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the State of Board of Nursing rules or unlicensed personnel.

  • Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.
  • Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.
  • Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.
  • Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
  • Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, and venous compression devices.
  • Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.
  • Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as instructed.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.
  • Orients patients/families/caregivers to room and hospital routine.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.
  • Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.
  • Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.
  • Performs clerical work as needed, including assembling and maintain charts, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages.
  • Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
  • Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient- and family- centered approach in all decisions and actions.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.
  • Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.
  • Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.
  • Assists with orientation of new personnel as directed. Serves as a positive role model and resource for peers.
  • Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high quality care to the patients served.
  • Monitors unit and individual patient rooms to assess availability of supplies. Restocks to optimum levels as instructed.
  • Utilizes charge system for supplies and equipment.
  • Practices and adheres to the 'Code of Conduct' and 'Mission and Value Statement'.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:


Education Required:

  • High School graduate or GED preferred.
  • CNA Training Program

Experience Required:

  • Enrolled in nursing school or 6 months patient care experience in at least one of the following areas: CNA, EMT, PCA, Paramedic, nursing home, hospital, or equivalent.
  • Completion of an approved CNA program with direct patient care experience and/or 6 months experience at North Florida Regional may be substituted for the above experience requirement.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and written communications, customer service, math, analysis, reading, following instruction, basic computer usage. Medical terminology.


Licensure/Certification:

  • Current FL Certified Nursing Assistant license
  • BLS through American Heart Association

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Associated topics: caregiver, clinical, clinical assistant, crma, delivery, labor, midwife, nac, nurse, patient care * 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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