SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time AboutDel Sol Medical Center
Since1974, Del Sol Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and thesurrounding region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso witha Level II Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand ourservices to meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing specialexpertise in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, aCenter of Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II TraumaCenter, and a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
Thephysicians, nurses and staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providingthe highest quality care with compassion and integrity. Benefits
We offer an excellent totalcompensation package, for various positions including competitive salary,excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team andyour ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTOmedical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,employee discount program, employee stockpurchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantasticopportunity. Position Summary
The PatientCare Technician (PCT) delivers high quality, patient-centered care byperforming a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to commonnursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of theregistered nurse (RN), the PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patientcare in accordance with the PCTs skills/training and the needs of theDepartment, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining aclean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The PCT complies withall hospital policies/procedures and observes the State Board of Nursing rulesfor unlicensed personnel. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- 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