Operates and monitors a variety of equipment/processes related to service line specialty. Establishes and implements protocols for equipment evaluation.
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides specific nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The PCT is required to provide an excellent patient experience consistent with Relationship-Based Care. Prepare hospital room for new admission. Anticipate patient needs. Respond to patient requests in a timely and appropriate manner. Perform patient rounding according to unit-specific guidelines. Provide care that is intentional and patient-focused. Ensure that environment is orderly and comfortable. Approach patients and families with compassion and offer emotional support. Demonstrate courtesy, respect, and professionalism. Recognize and respect cultural and spiritual differences and demonstrate culturally competent care. Works in a secure department with access to areas where medications are stored.
POSITION DUTIES: Overall Rating *
Level 1 ï¿½ Skilled (meets Competency Based Skills Checklist Assessment)
Provide specific nursing care under the direction of an RN or LPN and ensure that activities of daily living are provided; including hygiene, mobility, and feeding.
Measure and record vital signs. Monitor and record intake and output measurement.
Measure oxygenation with pulse oximetry.
Obtain weight using standing, sling, bed, or chair scale.
Report patient complaints of pain.
Report observations of changes in patientï¿½s conditions such as vital signs and level of consciousness to an RN or LPN in a timely manner.
Perform or assist with bathing, oral/denture care and shampooing.
Observe for changes in skin integrity and ensure that patients receive adequate position changes to prevent skin breakdown.
Measure for, apply, and remove anti-embolism stockings.
Apply and remove sequential-compression devices.
Apply and remove Buckï¿½s traction after initial application by RN or PT.
Provide care, as directed by the RN/LPN according to the SKIN bundle.
Implement fall prevention interventions as directed by the RN/LPN.
Collect and accurately label patient specimens at the patient bedside. Collect urine specimens from urinary catheters using aseptic technique.
Perform fingerstick blood glucose measurements.
Assist with or feed patients unable to feed themselves. Monitor intake. Assist with food delivery and tray pick-up.
Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.). Has completed PCT training, CNA training or equivalent training program.
Preferred: Current CNA Licensure.
Required: CPR Certification
Preferred: Knowledge of hospital environment desired. Previous hospital and/or health care related experience preferred.
Required: Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred: Medical Terminology
Preferred: Basic computer skills.
Required: Must be at least 18 years old.
Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to perform required duties, including lifting and transferring, using proper body mechanics.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Job: Nursing Assistants and PCA
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905033088
About Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.