Patient Care Tech - PRN Nights
Lewisville , Texas
October 21, 2017
Position Summary:
The Patient Care Tech II assists the licensed staff with basic patient care functions, which includes but is not limited to bathing, ambulating, toileting and feeding patients. In addition, picking up meal trays, taking vital signs and measuring and recording intake and output are functions of the Patient Care Tech II. The patient care tech II assist with nursing staff by performing bed side glucose checks, foley catheter care including discontinuation of foley, urine collection, tracheostomy care and simple dressing care.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Is authorized to have access to medication room for the purposes of obtaining supplies located in that room.
  • Is authorized to have access to medications sent in tube system.
  • Documents inputs/outputs, vital signs and other documentation compliance with policies, procedures and practices established by the nursing department and the hospital.
  • Provides for activities of daily living for patients.
  • Transport patients.
  • Assists nursing staff with provision of care for patients.
  • Providing the following patient care activities:
    • Ambulating
    • Bathing
    • Feeding
    • Serving meal trays after confirming diet orders
    • Picking up meal trays. Recording percentage eaten in Meditech
    • Taking vital signs and documenting results in Meditech
    • Measuring intake and output, recording on I & O sheet in patient's room
    • Assisting with activities of daily living for assigned patients
    • Answering patient call lights in a timely manner
  • Bed side glucose
  • Foley catheter care including discontinuation of foley
  • Urine collection
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Simple Dressing Care
  • Notifies nursing station if unable to report to patient room in a timely manner.
  • Carries spectra link phone at all times and answers promptly.
  • Attends staff meetings
  • Perform special assignments as needed/requested.
  • Serves as a resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.
  • Performs responsibilities consistent with the needs of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Seek opportunities to improve department and inter-department processes.

Minimum Position Requirements:
  1. Licensure/Certification/Registration:
    1. Texas CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) OR Texas CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) OR Texas CEMT-B (Certified Emergency Medical Tech) OR has completed one clinical rotation in LVN, RN nursing program.
    2. BLS (AHA) certification

  2. Education
    1. Successful completion of Medical Center of Lewisville's advances Patient Care Tech II skills training program required upon being hired into the position.
    2. Completion of medical terminology course preferred.

  3. Experience:
    1. No experience required if nursing assistant certification or has other qualified certifications as indicated above.

  4. Special Qualifications:
    1. Effective verbal communication skills.
    2. Able to read and write.
    3. Computer skills.
    4. Ability to work with others to ensure quality patient care.

  5. Degree of Supervision Required: Involves supervision, general guidance and directions by licensed vocational nurses, registered nurse, charge nurse, manager or director. The employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently, and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

  1. Patient Population Served:
This position requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients. Employees in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients in adolescent, adult, and geriatric age categories. The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and their families according to Medical Center of Lewisville expectations and standards. The skills and knowledge need to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience.

  1. Working Conditions: Hospital rooms, common areas, clinical departments, and hospital grounds. See attached physical demands analysis for information related to potential job hazards, and functional requirements.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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