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Patient Care Tech II Float Pool PCT or Certified Nurse Assistant CNA Days w/Weekend Rotation

Company name
HCA Holdings, Inc

Location
Austin, TX, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Healthcare, Nursing

Posted on
Jan 09,2019

Valid Through
Apr 24,2019

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Profile

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center provides convenient, comprehensive healthcare and leading-edge services in Women’s Health, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, Surgical Services (including da Vinci robotics), Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. The hospital recently underwent a $72 million expansion, and will be the site of Austin's first bone marrow transplant center.

The Patient Care Technician performs a variety of basic care services related to activities of daily living under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN) and/or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The Patient Care Technician assists the nursing staff in providing patient care according to hospital policies and procedures. The Patient Care Technician accepts assignments on other units when necessary. The Patient Care Technician assists in maintaining a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care unit.

_Essential Job Responsibilities_

Performs direct patient care:

* Participates in providing direct care as directed, according to standards

* Can work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds

* Communicates all findings in the correct/concise/clear written and or verbal format

* Can recognize abnormal findings ie VS, Skin changes, I&O, etc. and report findings to the nurse

* Can recognize and respond appropriately in an emergency situation

* Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span to identify patient and family requirements relative to age-specific needs

Performs indirect patient care:

* Can perform skills to support direct care

* Can organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities

* Can adjust to a rapidly changing work environment

* Can maintain a clean, well organized and adequately stocked patient care area

* Maintains equipment in good working order

* Submits requests for repair appropriately

* Uses and charges supplies appropriately

* Can input physician orders

* Can operate the patient call system

* Answers and transfers phone calls. Break down and/or copies charts/forms as needed

* Acts as an orientation preceptor for new and cross-training PCT I and PCT II employees

* Have knowledge of limited role of medication security, handling, storage and transport of non-narcotic medications under the approval and direction of a supervisor

Participates in the plan of care:

* Is familiar with the plan of care

* Can follow instructions for the care performed

* Communicates to the registered nurse and licensed vocational nurse any data appropriate to the plan of care

Technical skills: (as required by facility/unit/dept.)

* Phlebotomy for lab specimens, blood cultures

* Nasopharyngeal suctioning

* Foley catheterization, catheter care and removal.

* Bladder scanner

* Irrigations (non-medicated) eyes and ears.

* Nasal swabs

* Assists with surgical aseptic/sterile procedures maintaining sterile/aseptic technique

* Assist with set up of equipment as needed

* Application and adjustment of CPM & SCM, TED hoses; application of Buck's traction

* Set up for Telemetry, monitoring EKG rhythm strips, obtain 12 lead EKG

* Orthopedic splinting

* Emergency: participates CPR and Dr. Leo, crash cart and pediatric equipment location

* Assist with postmortem care

* Completes unit specific competency and age-specific competency requirements

*_Education and Experience_*

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred: Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or Completion of 1stsemester nursing program, or Previous experience as a PCT II, NA, or CA; minimum of 1 year experience in the hospital setting as a nursing assistant or PCT.

_Licenses and Certificates_

Required: BLS certification

Preferred: Certified Nurses Assistant certification

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Patient Care Tech II Float Pool (PCT) or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Days w/Weekend Rotation

Location: Texas-Austin-South Austin Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00196-63097

Company info

HCA Holdings, Inc
Website : http://hcahealthcare.com

Company Profile
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. Investing in our communities is important to us. HCA typically invests about $1.5 billion annually to keep our facilities modern and up-to-date technologically and to expand and add services where needed. Focusing primarily on communities where the company is a leading healthcare provider, HCA selectively adds new facilities in order to better serve our communities. And because two HCA founders were physicians, we value highly the strong relationships we've created with local physicians. We endeavor to provide them with a wide array of services and modern facilities in order to help them deliver the best possible care.

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