Patient Care Technician

  • Deaconess Health System
  • Newburgh, Indiana, 47630
  • Posted: Jul 22, 2021
Full-time Other

Job Description

Summary

We are looking for compassionate, caring people to join our great staff of health care providers.

Join Our Team

We are looking for compassionate, caring, and dedicated Patient Care Technicians to join our team and help us continue our tradition of excellence.

Benefits

We pride ourselves in retaining our top talent by offering work environments that support professional development and personal success. Our extensive benefits package includes standard and advantage options. In addition to that we offer:

  • Flexible work schedules — Full time/part-time/supplemental — Day/Eve/Night
  • Level 4 children’s enrichment centers
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free access to fitness centers, where health coaches are available to help with workout plans
  • Career advancement opportunities

As a Patient Care Tech, you will play a critical role in continuing the healing mission of Deaconess.


Job Overview:
Patient Care Technicians provide direct patient care as delegated by a registered nurse and in cooperation with other team members. Duties performed by PCT include helping patients with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, nourishment and other treatments and procedures.

Under the supervision of the RN, the Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs various care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, comfort and safety for a specific patient population (ANA Standards of Delegation, 2004). The PCT must be able to demonstrate growth and development knowledge and skills to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patient served. Employee must be able to successfully complete job specific orientation, competencies, and meet/exceed standards as identified in the criteria based performance appraisal. PCTs must demonstrate awareness of patient’s rights in all aspects of patient care and reports issue to appropriate person. The PCT demonstrates leadership through coordination of unit equipment and activities.

The Patient Care Technician is a member of the multidisciplinary team, under the direction of the RN, which provides or assists with basic patient care requirements, treatments and procedures. Communicates to the RN pertinent findings or observations noted while providing patient care and comfort. Assist professional staff with basic life support principles.

Unit Description:

The General Medical Telemetry Unit is located on the 5th floor at the Gateway Campus. We are a 32 bed unit consisting of private rooms. Our patient population consists of medical/surgical, cardiac, and renal diagnoses patients. We also house the dialysis suite for Gateway.

Our varied diagnoses make our unit a great place to learn! We love having students and training new staff. We provide specialty training on dialysis catheters for our nurses. We require ACLS and encourage certifications and continued education. Our culture is family oriented and the team work is phenomenal!

Keeping you safe:
We are taking necessary precautions to keep our candidates and staff safe through the pandemic. Interviews are being conducted in-person while onboarding is being done virtually, both with proper social distancing. We provide you with proper PPE and do our best to keep you safe. As a member of the healthcare team, you will have early access to the new COVID vaccine.

Why Choose Deaconess?

Deaconess is one of the largest, local employers in the tristate area and has been recognized as the #2 Hospital in Indiana and named Best Place to Work in 2020. We are also Magnet Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet designation is the highest level of recognition that a health care organization can attain that provides the service of professional registered nurses. The Magnet program promotes excellence in nursing practice. Compassion for patients and dedication to the community are core values of Deaconess and have been since our founding in 1892. We truly value our employees. Come join us and find a CAREER you can love!

Certifications
Basic Life Support: Health Care Provider, within six months of hire.

Education and Experience
The Patient Care Technician position requires the completion of a high school education or equivalent (GED) and be18 years old. Previous patient care or nursing assistant experience desired. Successfully completes PCT classes as required by care center/unit.

Deaconess uses the EPIC Medical Record System