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Patient Care Technician Neuroscience Unit

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition ID 2019-60866 Category Patient Care Position Type Regular Full-Time Department ICE NRSL A7 Post End Date 7/11/2019 Overview Schedule: Full-Time, Shift Varies **This Posting will Fill Two Vacanies** The Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs patient care tasks and duties which do not require a license. The PCT is a trained member of the unit based team who supports the on-going delivery of care as identified by the multidisciplinary patient management team in A7 Neuroscience Unit. A7 Neuroscience Unit is a 14-bed medical/surgical patient care unit that provides 24 hour care to acutely ill patients. Patients receive comprehensive medical care which spans diagnosis and periodic re-admissions for treatment. Specialty nursing skills utilized on these units include provision of support to families and patients related to the psychosocial and emotional issues encountered with the diagnoses. A multidisciplinary approach to care is utilized and includes a social worker, pharmacist, clinical nurse specialist, and dietitian. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans. UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks: * Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family * Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave * Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only) * Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS * Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000 * Career Training and Educational Opportunities * Merchant Discounts * Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy. SALARY: Salary offered commensurate with experience Shift Differential - 14% Weekend Differential - 10% Responsibilities The Patient Care Technician (PCT) works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse(s) and performs tasks and duties which do not require a license, professional judgment or intervention. The PCT must pass the required competencies. The PCT works within the Department of Nursing standards. The PCT adheres to UAMS clinical programs, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines. * Obtains patient report and has on-going communication with R.N. regarding patient care/changes in condition; Informs nurse of patient requests or complaints. * Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients. * Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed. * Carries out the Plan of Care for Patient using a Multidisciplinary Approach as Delegated by Team Leader. * Communicates effectively with other team members to facilitate patient care. * Accepts directions from R.N.s and team members. * Follows through on delegated patient care activities. * Provides appropriate grooming/oral hygiene and comfort measures and assists patients with activities (ambulation, up in chair, turn and reposition). * Documents all patient care activities/tasks, vital signs, ADL, wave tests, I & O's accurately and timely and per unit and department standards. * Assists patients and visitors with information and/or solutions to problems. * Serves as resources person to support department members in performance of duties. * Notifies appropriate staff members of problems requiring prompt intervention. * May perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Required: * High School Diploma/GED. * Successful completion of patient care technician course within 3 months of hire. * Must have excellent communication skills, ability to follow oral instructions, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability. * Must be able to lift 100 lbs. to waist height. Preferred: * Certification as a nursing assistant or military corpsman * Patient care experience in acute care setting. All (SELECTED) applicants are subject to an online reference check before their application can be forwarded to the manager for an interview request. Please be sure to a have a valid email address on your application to get started with the online reference check. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive the email. All new Patient Care Technicians are required to complete 5 weeks of training Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM after being hired. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background [and registry (if applicable)] check [and drug screen (if safety sensitive position)]. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence Physical Requirements Stand: Frequently Sit: Occasionally Walk: Frequently Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbs Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently Talk: Frequently Hear: Frequently Taste or smell: Never Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment Noise Level: Moderate Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools Options

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