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Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Lead Patient Care Tech

Terre Haute, IN, United States
Full-time • Days (rotating weekends)
Nursing Support   Job ID: 00097-7698
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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Terre Haute Regional Hospital (THRH) is a 278-bed community-based medical center with comprehensive medical and surgical programs. Accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, we are dedicated to our Mission, Values, and Vision and are committed to providing quality, individualized patient care to the communities we serve. THRH strives to find the perfect work life balance for our employees. We are also a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rd on Fortune’s 500, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S.

The Lead 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 Lead PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT’s skills/training and the needs of the Department, and performs or assists with more advanced procedures based on one or more achieved specialty certifications. The Lead PCT complies with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the State Board of Nursing rules for licensed personnel. In addition, the Lead PCT assists with ongoing training and/or precepting of new and current employees as directed by the supervisor.  The Lead PCT is responsible for ensuring new processes, equipment and other changes are communicated and/or taught to other PCTs.

Quality

• 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.

 

 

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.

 

People

• Assists in the hiring process by participating in the peer interview process.

• Develops orientation manual and assists with orientation of new personnel. Serves as a positive role model and resource for peers.

• Meets with new hire PCTs at hospital-wide orientation. Precepts all new PCTs to ensure unit expectations and standards are known and followed.

• Ensures new processes, equipment, policies/procedures, etc. are communicated to PCTs promptly.

• Leads by example as reflected in positive feedback from patients and staff.

 

Growth

• Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high quality care to the patients served.

• Creates and implements a personal career development plan, reviewed regularly by supervisor and/or preceptor.

 

We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. We offer you an extensive total compensation and benefits package. In addition to job security and the reputability that comes with HCA, your benefits will include a competitive salary, 401k with 3-9% matching, paid time off, extended FMLA, four medical plan options, dental, flex spending, life, disability, employee discount programs, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment, and more.

Qualifications

 

Education & Experience:

 

• CNA Training Program

Preferred

 

• 2+ years of experience in an acute care setting

Preferred

 

• 1+ years of experience at an HCA facility

Required

 

                                    

                               

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we 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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Nursing Support
Full-time • Days (rotating weekends)

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