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Patient Care Tech, PACU, Tyler, Full Time, Days

Company: UT Health Tyler
Location: Tyler
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

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 undesirable eleme

Keywords: UT Health Tyler, Tyler , Patient Care Tech, PACU, Tyler, Full Time, Days, Other , Tyler, Texas

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