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Patient Care Tech, Long Term Acute Care, Tyler PRN, Variable Schedule & Rotating Weekends

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, 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: 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 practice. DUTIES, ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides assistance to patients with ADLs and through ongoing monitoring and response to patient needs. Organizes work in order to complete daily assignments within assigned timeframes. Competently performs defined skills in order to meet patient needs/expected outcomes. Maintains a clean, orderly and safe environment by following appropriate safety, infection control and patient care polices. Participates in tasks related to environment and equipment use, (including use, cleaning and storage) according to unit and hospital policy. Appropriately utilizes and charges for supplies used in patient care. Assists with cost effective care by ensuring appropriate use of supplies with minimal waste. Competently delivers therapeutic interventions to populations served under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Responsibilities QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS (CONTINUED): Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Completion of approved certified nursing assistant course preferred. See Certification and Licensure below for additional requirement. Active certification with in the State of Texas, preferred. See Certification and Licensure below for additional requirement. Experience: Basic computer skills required Competent to use patient care related machines and equipment. Strong verbal and written communication skills Active listening skills Good problem solving skills Strong time management skills Ability to think strategically and act tactically Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time Ability to embrace the client relationship to guide decisions and actions Demonstrates good team work Certification and Licensure: BLS required - must have certification within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. UT Quitman and UT Pittsburg ONLY - Med-Surg Nursing unit - completion of approved CNA or PCT certification required, or may be in senior year of nursing school with less than one semester to complete the nursing program. Emergency room department - completion of approved PCT certification required, or may be in senior year of nursing school with less than one semester to complete the nursing program. Training, education and competencies completed annually for any additional duties required. Compliance Requirements Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies Qualifications 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: Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time while completing work on a computer Ability to lift 10 or more pounds Ability to move throughout the workplace 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).

Keywords: UT Health Tyler, Tyler , Patient Care Tech, Long Term Acute Care, Tyler PRN, Variable Schedule & Rotating Weekends, Other , Tyler, Texas

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