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Patient Care Tech (Full Time)

Company: Community Health System
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center's culture nurtures each employee by developing a sense of purpose, providing worthwhile work and giving each of us the opportunity to make a difference in the patients we care for. Our goal is to create great places for associates to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive the highest level of care.

Position Overview

We are seeking an experienced Patient Care Tech to join our team! This is a full time position.

The Medical/Surgical Unit is a 36-bed unit focused on providing a high level of direct and individualized care to treat patients with a variety of general and specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedic, neurology, bariatric, urology, cardiac, etc. Surgery at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is performed in one of the hospital's six "surgical super suites"-650-square foot operating rooms equipped with modern surgical equipment and fully integrated digital diagnostic imaging technology.

Responsibilities

* Collects, reports, and documents data: Vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, and collects specimens and immediately notifies patient's nurse or Charge RN of abnormalities * Assists with patient activities and care as assigned by the Charge RN as indicated by the patient's plan of care * Provides for patients' personal hygiene including: Baths, oral care, linen change, non-invasive and non-sterile treatments, skin care, assistance with elimination, care of incontinent patient, urinary catheter care, vaginal irrigations and cleansing enemas * Assists with feeding, documenting intake * Ambulates, positions/repositions patients with altered mobility * Completes treatments, interventions, tests, and procedures in timely and accurate manner * Notifies patient's nurse or Charge RN of change in patient condition * Manages patient crisis appropriately * Provides emotional support to patients and significant others * Functions as advocate to patients and significant others * Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients/significant others * Incorporates cultural/religious/psychosocial aspects of illness/hospitalization for patients/significant others into plan of care * Reports risk management and patient safety concerns to appropriate persons * Complies with the National Patient Safety Goals * Participates in full continuum of Core Measures * Serves as resource for unit functioning, i.e., equipment repairs, supplies, use of infrequently used equipment

Qualifications

* Minimum of a High School Diploma, or equivalent required * Minimum of one (1) year of hospital Med/Surg tech experience strongly preferred * American Heart Association (AHA) approved Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire * Certification from an accredited nursing assistant program (CNA) preferred * Phlebotomy certificate preferred * Demonstrates flexibility with work assignments, willing to cross-train and float to other areas as needed

What we offer

* Competitive Pay + Shift Differentials * Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance * Matching 401(k) * Generous Paid Time-Off (PTO) * Extended Illness Bank (EIB) * Tuition Reimbursement * RN Loan Repayment Program * Clinical Ladder Program * Employee Referral Bonus Program * Opportunities for career advancement * Rewards and recognition programs * Additional perks and discounts

Keywords: Community Health System, Cedar Park , Patient Care Tech (Full Time), Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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