Memorial Health Care Center PCT (Patient Care Tech) - 10856 - LTC/Skilled in Owosso, Michigan

JOB SUMMARY

Works under the supervision and/or direction of the Director/Manager of Long Term Care Services, Charge nurse or staff nurse/team leader. Performs duties and assists staff nurses in the treatment and care of residents in accordance with the established methods and procedures of the LTC/Skilled Care Department. Strives for superior performance and consistently provides a product or service to leadership and staff, which is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient/resident and family experience. Recognizes and demonstrates understanding of patient/resident and family centered care.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director/Manager of Long Term Care Services, Charge nurse, RN, LPN

WORKERS SUPERVISED: None

INTERRELATIONSHIPS: Other clinical departments, other nursing units, physicians, and both internal and external customers.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists the nurse with resident admissions, transfers and discharges, pre and postop care, treatments, etc.

  2. Provides personal care (hygiene, ADL's, ambulation, etc.) as assigned.

  3. Performs routine treatments and specimen collections, according to operating instructions. Reports and documents as appropriate any changes observed in the condition or behavior of a resident (Includes vital signs, I & O, blood glucose, and daily weights).

  4. Assists residents at meal time and with nourishments.

  5. Transports residents to and from various areas, as necessary.

  6. Makes regular rounds on assigned residents and responds to resident call lights as needed.

  7. Assists in maintaining a safe environment by cleaning equipment and reporting equipment that is out of order, preparing equipment for disinfection, and maintaining stock supplies on the units as directed.

  8. Attends in-service education programs as assigned.

  9. Documents resident interventions in computerized charting or on paper.

  10. Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  11. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of residents served on his/her assigned unit.

  12. Assists with resident activity programs on weekends, evenings and as needed.

  13. Other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  1. Requires level of education necessary to read and understand transcribed physicians' orders, to chart vital signs, and other information on resident's chart.

  2. Ability to perform simple math functions.

  3. Nurse Aide certification required.

  4. Certification in Healthcare Provider BLS required.

EXPERIENCE

  1. Previous experience as a patient care technician preferred.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS

  1. Able to travel independently throughout all Memorial Healthcare facilities.

  2. Small motor skills required for operating modern computer, office, and telephone equipment as utilized by Memorial Healthcare (MHC).

  3. Access a resident in bed and his/her equipment for the purpose of obtaining vital signs and performing ADL's.

  4. Safely move residents as ordered.

ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES

  1. Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipment as used by Memorial Healthcare.

  2. Have hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for administration of treatments (i.e. weights, hot packs, enemas, TED stockings, vital signs, etc).

ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES

  1. Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations.

  2. Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws.

  3. Identify changes in a resident's condition and/or resident's response to interventions.

  4. Document findings and interventions as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Able to see for the purpose of reading information received in formats including but not limited to paper, computer, reports, bulletins, updates, manuals.

  2. Able to see and hear for work-related purposes.

  3. Able to communicate effectively with residents and family.

  4. Visually assess resident's condition.

  5. Auscultate blood pressures.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  1. Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients/residents, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication.

  2. Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered.

  3. Open, honest, and tactful communication skills.

  4. Ability to work as a team member in all activities.

  5. Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude.

  6. Maintain confidentiality.