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Patient Care Tech II (3871)

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: To provide technical assistance and supportive patient care to meet the needs of individual patients throughout assigned areas. MAJOR DUTIES / CRITICAL TASKS:

  • Contributes to the success of UTMB Health Care Systems Staffing.
  • Collects, reports, and documents data: Vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, pulse oximetry, and collects specimens.
  • Performs and reports POCT.
  • Assists with patient activities and care as assigned by the charge nurse/designee as indicated by the patient's plan of care.
  • Provides for patients' personal hygiene: Bathes the patient; performs oral suctioning and superficial wound care; assists with chronic wound care; provides skin care for patient with TED hose, SCD, casts, skeletal pins; assists with elimination; cares for the incontinent patient; cares for the patient with a urinary catheter; assists or gives cleansing enemas, sitz baths, non-sterile douches, and provides ostomy care.
  • Assists with feeding.
  • Ambulates, positions, and turns patients and cares for the patient with altered mobility.
  • Assists with patient safety related to age and condition: Assists with patient restraints, assists with patient specific safety precautions, collects, reports and documents data related to patient needs/emergencies and usual patient and family behavior, and cares for the patient from a correctional environment
  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
  • Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment and performs and/or assists others to perform proper aseptic technique, isolation procedures, and infection control measures
  • Maintains patient care areas with appropriate supplies.
  • Assists with patient requests for other hospital services.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for the department.
  • Performs other related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and/or in written form.
    • Customer service orientation and values.
    • Ability to negotiate solutions and outcomes.
    • Team player.
    • Ability to maximize people and financial resources.
    • Ability to work in partnership with management and staff. REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
      • High school diploma or equivalent AND completion of one (1) of the following technical programs:
      • Medical Corpsman program and one (1) year functioning as a clinical or specialty technician assisting emergency and health care providers in a medical treatment facility;-- MUST BE ACTIVE MILITARY-- OR
      • Completion of EMT program as verified by the Texas Department of Health and one (1) year--in an emergency care setting assisting healthcare providers.
        • Must have current CPR certification obtained through the American Heart Association (AHA)
        • Must be able to perform clinical competency meeting criteria as outlined in the PCT II competency based orientation tool.
        • Ability to work in at least three (3) of the following areas: Medical/Surgical; Pediatrics; Emergency Department; Critical Care; Ante/Post-Partum.
        • Has obtained and provided documentation of completion of six (6) or more of the following: 1. 12-lead EKG 2. Phlebotomy 3. POCT Test Site Manager 4. Telemetry setup and maintenance 5. Patient Care Technician trainer/preceptor 6. Dysrthythmia recognition 7. Omnicell super user 9. Oxygen and suction setup and recognition -- -- EQUIPMENT:
          • Standard patient care supplies, equipment, and mechanical devices. WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
            • Standard hospital environment.
            • Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area.
            • Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped work space and/or fumes could sometimes cause discomfort.
            • Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required, such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects, and/or patients.
            • Occasional lifting may be very heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.
            • Vision, hearing, talking, and sense of touch abilities must be adequate to enable one to quickly and accurately perform tasks such as reading small print, reading from monitoring equipment, defining details, sending and receiving clear and accurate oral communication.
            • Shift work is required at least 3 days per month.
            • Alertness and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid injury.
            • May be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens, ionizing & non-ionizing radiation, hazardous medications and disoriented or combative patients or others.---- PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
              • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
              • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, hand/ finger dexterity, and type on a computer keyboard. Specific vision abilities required by this job include regularly working on a Visual Display Terminal (VDT), close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Includes intermittent physical activity such as bending, reaching and lifting up to 10 pounds.
              • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
              • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. --

                UTMB HealthCare Systems (HCSS) strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. HCSS takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. HCSS is the official internal float pool for clinical and non-clinical services for UTMB and its associated facilities in Galveston and the surrounding areas.

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Patient Care Tech II (3871), Other , Galveston, Texas

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