Patient Care Technician (PCT) Cardiology\Medicine Full Time Day\Night

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Job Description

Collaborates with a nursing team to provide quality patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:
Collaborates with a registered nurse on developing a patient's care plan.
Develops and maintains competencies as delegated by a registered nurse. This includes sterile dressing changes and urinary catheter insertion.
Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified at risk for preventable injury by the implementation of nursing safety interventions or the use of protective devices/equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse.
Reports all patient activity to the registered nurse in a timely manner.
Required Qualifications:High School diploma or GED required .
0-1 years related work experience required.
CNA, MA, EMT, PCT certificate or currently enrolled nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation.
Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Competencies:Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.
Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.
Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.
Department Description:Farr 3 is a 32-bed telemetry, medical and interventional cardiology unit, which includes 6 Cardiac Step-down beds. Specialty includes management of complex arrhythmias, acute decompensated heart failure, and post procedure diagnostic and interventional cardiology.

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