Patient Care Tech, PACU, Tyler, Full Time, Days
Company: UT Health Tyler
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Overview Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of
Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health East Texas? Our People.
Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive
difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work
closely together to create a positive experience for our patients
and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and
provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future.
You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in
someone's life and change the course of healthcare. Our Place.
Tyler, TX is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the
privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is
comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east
Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed
in-patient 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 in a
metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people. POSITION
SUMMARY: Works in an entry level position providing basic patient
care under the direction of nursing and medical staff. Assists
patients with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating,
and other ADLs. Observes patients' progress to prepare and
disseminate reports to Registered Nurse or other medical staff.
Obtains and records patients' vital signs and collects specimens
for lab tests. Provides basic patient transport and housekeeping
duties. Responsibilities DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in partnership with the registered nurse to
support the delivery of care in a safe patient environment that
promotes caring and healing. Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills
necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated
tasks for patients under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Document data as directed, and report observations and patient
concerns to the registered nurse. Ensure all safety precautions are
observed including making sure call light is within reach, bed
alarms are used as appropriate, side rails are up, bed is in lowest
position, seat belts are in place, etc. Obtain and record patients'
vital signs. Monitor patients and report patients' condition at
regular intervals and prior to completion of shift, and promptly
report any signs or symptoms of concern to appropriate party.
Ensure accurate documentation of observations and interventions in
the medical record. Respond promptly to all call lights. Assist
patients with mobility and basic tasks, such as bathing, dressing,
eating, and other ADLs. Collect specimens for lab tests. Provide
basic patient transport. Provide basic housekeeping duties as
needed. Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly
environment for patients and staff. Assist in preparing and
stripping rooms as needed. Participate in Purposeful Hourly
Rounding and Bedside Shift Report as directed. Perform direct and
indirect patient care duties as assigned and may provide clerical
support to assigned unit. Maintain unit records and orders/stocks
routine supplies for the unit. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS (CONTINUED): Education: High School
or GED. Experience: 1 year experience in acute or long-term care
preferred Certification and Licensure: Must have BLS certification
within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. Compliance
Requirements Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and
policies BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS: Service Patient Centered Customer
Service: Genuinely care about people. Cultivate a compassionate
environment: Changing lives for the better together. Quality
Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the
best. Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the
whole. People Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective
working relationships with others. Identify and Develop Talent:
Prepare others to deliver excellence. Financial Business Acumen:
Know, own and drive our business. Continually Simplify and Improve:
Work to make everything as efficient as possible. Growth Foster
Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions. Set Clear
Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and
why. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involves frequent sitting,
walking, lifting, and bending. Ability to stand and work for long
periods of time Ability to stand and work for long periods of time
while completing work on a computer. Ability to lift up to 35 lbs.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Exposure to infectious disease on a
constant basis Exposure to unpleasant working conditions or
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