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Patient Care Technician - Step-down (4 North) Job in Canton, Ohio US
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Job Summary

Company
Aultman Health Foundation
Location
Canton, OH
Industries
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Years of Experience
Less than 1 Year
Job Reference Code
53370318

Patient Care Technician - Step-down (4 North)

About the Job

Req# 17668

Aultman Health Foundation, CANTON, OH

AULTMAN HOSPITAL

Aultman Health Foundation

Full Time, Varied Shifts, Varied Shifts available; E/O weekend and E/O holiday















BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Provides support to the patient care team, by performing direct patient care, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Provides assistance, collects specimens, and performs limited tests per physician order according to established procedures and training.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE JOB FUNCTIONS


Supports other direct caregivers as needed, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Performs activities of daily living including but not limited to:







Ambulation





Heights and weights






Bedpans - Toileting





JP/NG drain care






Positioning/turns/skin care





Ostomy care






Incontinence





Feeds






Meal intake %





Call lights






Empties foleys





Bathing/showering






Transfers to chair/log roll





I&O's and charting in Cerner






Pass Water





Vital Signs






Oral Care





Catheter care






Maintaining safety





Preventative foam dressing






Distributes clean linen and collect dirty linen.

Transports monitored and non-monitored assigned patients throughout all areas of the hospital as directed. Assists with patient transfers and discharges, including removal of equipment from patient rooms post-discharge.

Assists patient with menu completion. Delivers nourishments to assigned patient; provides water, ice, and between meal dietary needs to patients; cleans/maintains patient refrigerator and updates refrigerator temperature log, as assigned.

Cleans equipment/utility room and stocks rooms.

Collects specimens and obtains blood glucose according to established procedures and per physician orders and policy. Arranges for transport of specimens to laboratory as appropriate.

Performs EKGs, removal of Foley catheters, and bladder scans under the guidance of a registered nurse.

Places patient on monitor telemetry leads, if applicable.

Applies external devices (such as SCD's, Pulse Oximetry, TPump/Aqua K pad, etc.) per physician order.

Maintains safety initiatives including but not limited to hourly rounding, answering lights, monitoring patients who are a high risk for falls, and may be asked to provide 1:1 bedside companionship for patients as indicated.

Ability to maintain composure in high-pressure situations.

Conveys an attitude of understanding, trust, and compassion for individuals.

Good communication skills.

Commits to providing exceptional customer service to our patients and visitors. Commits to treating coworkers with respect and dignity and will follow our Non-negotiable Standards to promote a consistent positive experience for patients, employees and visitors.

Documents care provided in Cerner.

If applicable to the clinical unit, the applicant will have to demonstrate Monitor Transport Technician competency within the first 4-6 months and then annually after the initial completion of the Monitor Transport Technician class. The first 365 days requires demonstration of competency 3 times.

Complete house wide mandatory education and maintains Basic Life Support Certification and any licensure if applicable.

Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by the incumbent in this position. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign additional tasks of a similar nature or level of responsibility.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


High School graduate

AHA Healthcare Provider Training is required (BLS)

Adheres to the hospital attendance policy and will make every effort to consistently be punctual when reporting to work and during daily activities.

Basic computer skills are required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard torace, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

WORKING CONDITIONS


Working hours vary according to departmental needs.

Works under the direct supervision of an RN.

Lunch periods will be assigned by the Charge RN.

Requires full range of body motion which may include handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination

Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time

Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range

May require exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other potentially hazardous conditions common to a clinical environment, such as risk of falls, strains, etc.

Patient Care Technicians will be working weekend and holiday rotation and varied shifts per clinical unit area.

HAZARDOUS EXPOSURE CATEGORY

Category III

Aultman Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.  Aultman is an Equal Opportunity Employer that will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified.  To request an accommodation, please email our Human Resources department at hr@aultman.com , or call 330-363-5415 for further assistance.
 

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