UnityPoint Health

Patient Care Technician-Resource

Requisition ID
2022-109347
Category
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Salary Minimum
USD $15.81/Hr.
City
Waterloo
Department
NursingFloat-Resource- Logan
State
IA
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
72/7A
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint - Allen Hospital 

Full-Time: 0700-1930; every 3rd weekend; holiday rotation 

Sign-On Bonus: $3,000.00 paid over one year 

 

If you are intrigued by all of the med/surg units- the Resource Pool may be the place for you. Techs and nurses in the Resource Pool usually go to the med/surg units but can also be sent to the ICU, ED, Mental Health, or the inpatient Rehab unit. Here you will get to try a little bit of everything!

 

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).  Reports and records observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

Responsibilities

  • Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.
  • Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties. 
  • Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT scope of practice.  Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner. 
  • Telesitter (applies to PCTs who have requested to learn this skill and Resource PCTs): Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the telesitter software.
  • Maintains visual observation at all times.  Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room.  Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.
  • Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority.  Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections; reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
  • Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Qualifications

  • Completion of nursing assistant or equivalent course.
  • Six months of nursing assistant experience preferred.
  • This position does not get reported with Direct Care Workers (DCW).
  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.
  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
  • Customer/patient focused.
  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
  • Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at one time and remaining alert at all times while on duty.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset.
  • Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes.
  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.

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