PCT II – Full Time – 40 Hrs. Weekly/80 Hrs. Biweekly – Day/Eve 1100A – 1930P Shift (HVIS Preparation & Holding/Newark)

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Patient Care Technician II Heart and Vascular Interventional Services – Prep and Holding/Newark Location 8-hour shifts starting from hours of 11:00a, 19:30pm Full Time 40 hrs weekly/80 bi-weekly Day/Eve Shift Weekends and Holidays as needed per departmental guidelines. Example: Every 6th or 7th Saturday. PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Patient Care Technician II (PCT II) supports activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The PCT must demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Job duties include, but not limited to, performing and accurately recording vital signs, Accu-checks, bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and mobilizing patients. In addition to the PCT duties, the PCT II position requires the execution of clerical duties to help support the nursing staff and patients. PCTs are an essential part of the nursing care team with an expectation to support the organizations patient safety goals and initiatives. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to patients in various stages of development. Performs assigned nursing duties for the comfort and well-being of patients. Responds to patient crisis situation and initiates interventions within the scope of responsibilities and notifies RN. Performs successful finger sticks on patients, following all standard laboratory safety policies. Performs defined procedures on point of care instrumentation. Responds with promptness, empathy and interest to needs of patients. Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians utilizing courteous verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates competency using required computer skills including order entry, admission, discharge and transfer procedures, and ordering of tests. Maintains charts according to CCHS guidelines, coordinates maintenance of unit supplies (e.g., storeroom, central, maintenance, etc.). Use proper documentation, writes legibly, signs transcribed orders and records appropriate data, etc. Performs other related duties as required. Completes mandatory in-service education. Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors. SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS: Daily contact with patients, family members, visitors, employees, medical staff, volunteers and students. DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS: None DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Nurse Manager. Receives direction from RN. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or equivalent. Previous patient care experience including taking vital signs. 2 years clerical or related experience preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of basic nursing care provided for specific patient population of unit. Knowledge of department standards, selected procedures, nursing practice guidelines and procedures. Ability to obtain information to identify patient needs and to provide care as needed. Ability to work quickly and accurately Ability to recognize changes in patient status, take appropriate action and notify RN Ability to communicate effectively utilizing verbal and written communication skills. Ability to perform basic math skills. Ability to use appropriate safety measures for patients, employees and self. Ability to follow universal precautions at all times. Ability to exercise judgment, tact and diplomacy. Ability to respond to patient crisis situations under the direction of the RN, following CCHS protocol Ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: BCLS Certification required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, lift, push, pull, carry, reach, twist, handle, stoop, climb as per unit based Physical Demand Checklist. WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent exposure to biological elements with occasional exposure to chemical and environmental elements, as per unit based Physical Demands Checklist. EEO Statement: ChristianaCare Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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