Patient Care Technician I / Nursing Assistant
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Newark, DE 19713
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) 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. Primary job duties include, but not limited to, performing and accurately recording vital signs, Accu-checks, bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and mobilizing patients. PCT’s 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.
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.
Performs other related duties as required.
Full-time and Part-time*
- Varies- Units with both hospitals- Newark and Wilmington*
Day/Evening rotation, Day/Midnight rotation, Evening/Midnights rotation, straight Evening and straight Midnight shifts available.*
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent. CNA preferred
Previous patient care experience including taking vital signs required.
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
BLS Certification required.
Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, lift, push, pull, carry, reach, twist, handle, stoop, climb as per unit based Physical Demand Checklist.
Christiana Care 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.