Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Patient Care Tech-ER - (3038181)
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse performs a variety of duties related to the care and treatment of patients
Assists patients with ADLs.
Demonstrates proficiency with the taking of vital signs, treatments, procedures, and equipment as demonstrated by the skills checklist and documents appropriately.
Weighs, lifts moves, positions and transports patients as appropriate.
Communicates changes in patient condition in a timely manner.
Maintains a safe and pleasant environment for the patient.
Promptly answers patient lights.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies in each patient room.
Maintains par levels of the clean supply and medication rooms, re-orders items as needed, keeps an accurate list of supplies, re-stocks shelves and maintains a clean environment.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize and deal with emergencies (example CPR, code blue button).
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (contd)
Correctly adds forms to all records as needed (.i.e. doctors orders, progress notes).
Exchanges needle boxes, replaces gloves in all patient rooms and participates in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment.
Assists with patient transports at the request of the nurse in charge.
Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical demonstration or written exam: Equipment, Age appropriate behaviors, and Interventions, Blood Glucose monitoring, patient safety devices, EKG procedure, venipuncture, urine testing, and handling of other specimens that may be required.
Reviews, attends, and signs all in-service updates.
Actively participates in own performance appraisal.
Gathers data to assist Registered Nurse with assessments.
20. Performs scheduled and as needed cleaning of medical equipment and maintaining cleaning logs.
21. Regular rounding in all clinical areas; assisting with hourly rounding
22. Maintains infection control processes for all patient populations. (Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients).
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Position
Abides by standards of practice and behavioral standards within a patient and family centered environment
The Patient Care Tech role functions as a supportive role and is not intended to replace the role of the primary RN. Clinical skills and tasks/interventions are performed under the direction or delegation of the RN.
Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, and all other equipment associated with nursing practice.
Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.
Ability to use hands, fingers, arms and wrists, hearing, smell, and verbal skills are required in order to perform job duties.
Credentials and Experience Required
For SEIU PCT Grade 10:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Three years of related experience preferred
Completion of IS 100 and decontamination training
Completion of Sitter training.
SEIU PCT Grade 11: Qualified applicants who hold EMT or LPN credentials
Available to work day, evening and/or night shift. Rotation on weekends as assigned. Rotate to units as assigned.
Willing to work additional shifts as assigned.
May be exposed to the following hazards: temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting. Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports.
Available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties.
Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.