Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Technician, PCU (CNA2) - PT, 6pm - 6:30am in ROSEBURG, Oregon

Patient Care Technician, PCU (CNA2) - PT, 6pm - 6:30am

Description

Pay Scale: $13.74 - $18.33

Shift: 6pm - 6:30am, 2 days a week

Job Summary :

Under the direction of the PCU Clinical Coordinator, Charge Nurse, or RN Staff Nurse, the Patient Care Technician performs in three capacities as a monitor tech, CNA or in the unit secretary capacity.

Essential Duties :

  • Acts as a receptionist for the unit. Acts as a communication liaison by greeting new admissions, greeting and directing visitors, employees, and physicians courteously and pleasantly and determines their needs in a helpful, proactive manner.

  • Answers questions patiently and expediently, and gives non-medical information and directions; relays messages in person, on the phone or intercom.

  • Transcribes physician orders accurately. Orders labs, diets and tests for all patients on the unit. accurately

  • Collaborates with the nursing team to expedite the admission, transfer and discharge of patients.

  • Notifies the switchboard, main desk, and/or appropriate personnel in case of fire, disaster, or code situations.

  • Answers the patient call system graciously and expediently directs the nursing team to assist as needed in a timely manner.

  • Maintains staffing records and beeper lists for his/her shift.

  • Initiates, maintains, and breaks down medical chart records for all patients on unit.

  • Will not take verbal or telephone orders from physicians.

  • Ensures important patient data is brought to the attention of appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

  • Receives report from the Monitor Tech on the previous shift and gives an accurate report to the oncoming Monitor Tech.

  • Identifies and immediately reacts appropriately to all life threatening arrhythmias.

  • Notifies the appropriate staff nurse immediately if a change in rhythm occurs.

  • Follows all Telemetry Essential Functions.

  • Ensures equipment is available, in proper place, and maintained in a working condition.

  • Utilizes safety equipment as per hospital policies to ensure for own and co-worker safety needs.

  • Accepts and follows through on tasks delegated by the nurse, primary care partner, and/or supervisor.

  • Ensures efficient delivery of patient care and reflects effective utilization of resources.

  • Performs within the boundaries of certification and uses good judgment when performing patient care duties.

  • Performs POCT QC’s with proper training and orientation when required.

  • Demonstrates ability in the care and handling of patients in all age groups related to practice area; including special consideration of their specific needs.

Qualifications

License/Certification :

  • Current license as a Certified Nursing Assistant issued by the state of Oregon, with CNA-2 Registry in acute care required.

  • BLS required within 30 days of hire.

Experience :

  • Current patient EKG monitoring experience preferred.

  • Must be able to operate specialized patient monitoring equipment in the performance of this role.

  • Familiar with medical terminology, spelling, and medications is preferred.

  • Unit clerical training and or experience with hospital background preferred.

  • Required to demonstrate skill with office procedures, keyboard skills and familiarity with computer operations.

Education :

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Must successfully pass a Basic EKG Arrhythmia course within 60 days of hire.

Job Patient Care Support

Primary Location OREGON-ROSEBURG-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 6pm - 6:30am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0116405