Crisp Regional Health Services
Under the leadership of the departmental Nursing Director and the supervision of a licensed nurse, thePatient Care Technician provides culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate patient care. The Patient Care Technician works under close supervision of a licensed nurse and performs a variety of basic patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs of patients.
Requires a high school diploma in General Studies or a GED state certification.
Requires up to six months of work-related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Licensure, Registrations & Certifications:
Requires and maintains a certification in Basic Life Saving (BLS). (If BLS certification is not current upon hire, it must be obtained within the orientation period.)
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team with positive interpersonal communication skills when communicating with patients, families, visitors, physicians, coworkers, and staff from other departments of the organization.
Provides direct support to the nursing staff and follows the departmental Directors and licensed nursing staffs instructions and directions in the delivery of quality patient care.
Alerts the nursing staff and medical staff to observed changes in the patients condition.
Operates medical equipment safely, such as automatic blood pressure machines and SCD machines.
Collects and transports patient specimens for laboratory analysis as directed.
Assists patients with basic hygiene, hair and oral care as required.
Complies with CRHS and departmental safety, infection control, and performance improvement initiatives to ensure the delivery of quality care and services.
Maintains and expands knowledge of medical terminology.
Provides basic clerical support as requested.
Presents a professional image to CRHS nursing, clinical, and medical staff members as well as patients, families, and visitors.
Participates in performance improvement studies and integrates performance improvement standards into work-related activities.
Attends professional development programs and in-service training and meets the minimum requirement for continuing professional education.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Standards of Performance:
Performs basic patient care tasks and clerical support duties as measured by feedback from co-workers and observations of the departmental Director.
Performs assigned patient care duties in a timely and accurate manner as measured by logs, charts, and observation.
Performs basic clerical support functions as measured by observations of departmental Director and co-workers.
Complies with standards of care, safety, and infection control policies and procedures.
Demonstrates reliability as measured by compliance with the CRHS Time and Attendance policy.
Demonstrates professional conduct and adherence to safety, confidentiality, and HIPAA standards.
Promotes intradepartmental and interdepartmental teamwork as measured by observations of the Director and coworkers
Adheres to the CRHS Standards of Behavior as measured by observations of managers, coworkers, and outside and/or inside customers.
Actively participates as a member of the healthcare team by attending all mandated in-services, as well as departmental staff meetings as determined by the departmental Director
Verbalizes and/or demonstrates core competencies of the unit and department
Complies with regulatory requirements, including the National Patient Safety Goals, as observed by peers, supervisors, and other members of the healthcare team.