Provides basic care and related non-professional tasks for the personal and comfort needs of the patient. Works under the direction/supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Demonstrates competence in the skills (processes, procedures and equipment) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrates competence in recognizing and responding to patient’s physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient population served as appropriate for each responsibility.
Contributes toward accomplishment of patient’s Plan of Care goals by providing care and carrying out patient care functions as assigned by the nurse.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
High school graduate or equivalent. Certification as a CNA, Medical Assistant, EMT-Basic. Or current PCT working within Trinity Medical Center that were grandfathered into the PCT position title.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITITES & SKILLS:
Must be aware of responsibilities of providing physical care to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions. Must have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with patients and staff and maintain good patient and public communication. Must be able to set priorities and react rationally to situations in patient care settings.
LICENSES, REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
CPR Certification required. Current certification/registration as a CNA, EMT-B or, Medical Assistant in appropriate state. Or experience as a PCT working within Trinity Medical Center that were grandfathered into the PCT position title.