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Patient Care Tech, LTAC, Tyler, Full-Time, 7A-7P

Company: UT Health Tyler
Location: Tyler
Posted on: May 16, 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 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. Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas 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. POSITION SUMMARY: The Patient Care Tech (PCT)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 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 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 is competent to perform in at least one general area of practice. 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. Responsibilities QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: Education: Completion of high school or its equivalent is required. Completion of approved nursing assistant course preferred and/or Minimum two years direct patient care experience Certification and Licensure: Active certification with the state of Texas preferred BLS required Qualifications PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Constant walking, standing, bending, stooping and pushing and pulling heavy objects. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 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 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).

Keywords: UT Health Tyler, Tyler , Patient Care Tech, LTAC, Tyler, Full-Time, 7A-7P, Other , Tyler, Texas

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