Patient Care Technician

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

THIS POSTING IS FOR ALL PCT I Opportunities for units with open positions.


***Full-time and Part-time opportunities for both hospitals***

**Varies- departments for both hospitals Newark and Wilmington**

Day/Evening rotation, Day/Midnight rotation, Evening/Midnights rotation, straight Evening and straight Midnight shifts available


Primary function:

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) supports activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The PCT will demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver 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 deliver care appropriate to patients in various stages of development.

Performs assigned duties for the comfort and well-being of patients.

Responds to patient crisis 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.

Provides 1:1 observation for 1-2 patient(s) experiencing a psychiatric crisis, suicidal/homicidal ideation under the order of a physician in Power chart.

Provides 1:1 observation for 1-2 patient(s) at risk for safety based on nursing assessment and order in Power chart.

Responds with promptness, empathy, and interest to needs of patients.

Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians using courteous verbal and written communication skills.

Completes required 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.


Education and experience requirements:

High school graduate or equivalent. Previous patient care experience including taking vital signs. Nursing student who has successfully completed clinical hours or completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Current BLS (CPR) is required.



EEO Statement:

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.


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.

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Job Posting: 874893

Posted On: Nov 20, 2021

Updated On: Dec 20, 2021