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Patient Care Tech PRN Cardiac Medical Unit

Company: LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.

 

HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Patient Care Tech to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!

 

Our employees come first. We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met. At HCA, as a PRN (per diem) employee, you can plan for your future with our 401k program!

 

LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (LGHM) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia, in the backyard of the Virginia Tech University campus.  LGHM is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) hospital and is a 146-bed acute care facility. Most importantly, we hold a distinction for being a Magnet Facility and are recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer.

 

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN), the PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT’s skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. The PCT complies with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the State Board of Nursing rules for unlicensed personnel.


SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS ROLE INCLUDE:

  • Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.
  • Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.
  • Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.
  • Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients.  Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities.  Assists with discharges.  Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
  • Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, and venous compression devices.
  • Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.
  • Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as instructed.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.
  • Orients patients/families/caregivers to room and hospital routine.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination.  Changes bed linens as needed.
  • Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.
  • Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions,use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.
  • Performs clerical work as needed, including assembling and maintain charts, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages.
  • Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.
  • Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening.  Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.
  • Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.
  • Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.
  • Assists with orientation of new personnel as directed. Serves as a positive role model and resource for peers.
  • Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high quality care to the patients served.
  • Monitors unit and individual patient rooms to assess availability of supplies.  Restocks to optimum levels as instructed.
  • Utilizes charge system for supplies and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (preferred)
  • 1 + years of experience in an acute care setting (preferred)
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification with the state or Fundamentals of Nursing Course at accredited school (preferred)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire (required)
HOURS:
  • PRN (hours vary)
 

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. Come unlock the possibilities and apply today!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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Keywords: LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Blacksburg , Patient Care Tech PRN Cardiac Medical Unit, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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