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UnityPoint Health Patient Care Technician-Surgical Specialty Unit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

$3000 Sign-on Incentive For Qualified Applicants!

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The PCT will report and record observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department.

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Patient Care

  • Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.

  • Obtains records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT Scope of Practice. Competency validation and documentation of skill performance is required.

  • Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members, following competency validation.

  • May assist with responsibilities of the Unit Secretary, per department expectations and appropriate competency validation.

  • Assist patients with activities of daily living.

  • May assist in transporting medications that are not controlled substances from pharmacy delivery devices to medication storage areas on patient care unit, as well as transporting medications from patient care unit to pharmacy.

  • Demonstrates an awareness of patient and personal safety.

  • Incorporates St. Luke’s Comfort/C.A.R.E. Professional Practice Model in their daily care.

Effective Communication

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, healthcare team members and other customers. Verbal communication is clear and precise. Written communication is legible, if handwritten, and done in a timely manner using approved abbreviations.

  • Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner.

  • Real-time EMR documentation is done in accordance with hospital and unit policies.

  • Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority. Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.

  • Collaborates with healthcare team to provide patient care.

  • Consults with RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate.

  • Obtains instruction and supervision, as necessary, when implementing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.

  • Complies with established department routines, policies and procedures.

  • Maintain current BLS certification

  • Writes, reads, speaks, and comprehends fluent English

  • Be able to complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Records

Requisition ID: 2023-128908

Street: 1026 A Ave NE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

Name: Surgical/3 West

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.4

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 32 hours per pay period, every other weekend, 0700-1500 and 1500-2300 during the week

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