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.
Promotes, monitors and maintains a safe clean environment.
Contributes effectively to the communication needs of the unit/department.
Provides for the efficient operation of the unit/department by taking initiative and assuming other responsibilities as needed, i.e. obtaining equipment, restocking supplies, running errands, etc.
Demonstrates competence in the implementation/administration of age appropriate care in accordance with established Practice Guidelines, Policies/Procedures and State/Federal Law.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent. Certification as a CNA, EMT-Basic, or completion of a Medical Assistant program. Or current PCT working within Trinity Medical Center that was 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 listed on a healthcare registry, EMT, or MA. Or experience as a PCT working within Trinity Medical Center that were grandfathered into the PCT position title.
A person currently licensed as an EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P, may only practice as an EMT or utilize his or her EMT license in pre-hospital or inter-hospital emergency care settings or non-emergency medical transport situations, under the written or verbal direction or the EMS Medical Director. This does not, however, prohibit an EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P from seeking the credentials to work in an emergency department or other health care setting within the hospital under the jurisdiction of that employer. (Section 3.55(b) of the EMS act)