Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas
is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 70 clinics across east
Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed
inpatient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services
to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics,
Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service.
Uniquely positioned to be the healthcare leader in East Texas
through a partnership with the University of Texas we care for our
patients, their families and each other. We do so while training
and educating the caregivers of the future. UT Health East Texas
brings world-class healthcare to the region making the quality,
size, location and diversity of the system an ideal opportunity for
those interested in the future of healthcare.
The Patient Care Tech (PCT) I works in partnership with the
licensed nurse to support the delivery of care in a safe patient
environment that promotes caring and healing. The PCT I
demonstrates basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate
appropriately and carry out delegated tasks for age specific
populations under the supervision of a licensed nurse. He/she
records data as directed by policy and procedure, and reports
observations and patient concerns to the licensed nurse. The
Patient Care Technician is responsible for assigned non-nursing
functions. Duties of a PCT I include, but may not be limited to,
obtaining vital signs; assisting patients with basic tasks, such as
bathing, dressing, and eating and other ADLs; collecting specimens
for lab tests; and assistance with monitoring of patients. The PCT
I is competent to perform in at least one general area of
The Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing
technical and human assistance under the direction of licensed
personnel to provide care for a defined group of patients to
achieve quality patient outcomes.
DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the
* Meets expectations providing assistance with activities of
daily living by continuous monitoring and responding to patient
needs to ensure quality patient care.
* Organizes work in order to complete daily assignments by
competently performing defined skills in order to meet patient
* Maintains clean, orderly and safe environment by appropriate
storage, and cleaning of equipment, meal trays, etc., in line with
hospital and unit policies.
* Appropriately utilizes and charges for equipment and supplies
by utilizing minimal supplies and crediting unused portions in
order to provide cost effective care.
* Competently delivers therapeutic interventions under the
direct supervision of a licensed nurse to meet expected
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
* Completion of high school or its equivalent.
* Completion of approved nursing assistant course.
Certification and Licensure:
* Active CNA certification with the state of Texas
* BLS required from the American Heart Association
* Constant walking, standing, bending, stooping and pushing and
pulling heavy objects.
* Potential for cuts, bruises, muscle strains, exposure to
airborne pathogens via blood and body fluids and exposure to
contagious diseases. May be exposed to hazardous materials.
* This is an OSHA Category 1 position. Body substance isolation
must be practiced.
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the
experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in
the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including
veterans and persons with disabilities).