Patient Care Technician PRN in Palatka, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Putnam Hospital

Patient Care Technician PRN

Palatka, FL, United States
PRN/Per Diem • PRN
Nursing Support   Job ID: 26760-2870
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SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


HCA Florida Putnam Hospital, a 99-bed, acute care facility, located at 611 Zeagler Dr, in Palatka, provides the latest technology with the assurance of highly trained, caring professionals to the residents of Putnam County. The hospital serves North Central Florida with a full complement of quality healthcare services while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

 

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.

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 outgoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including the 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 the 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.

You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:

  • 401(k) with an employer match up to 9%
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Life, Disability Benefits
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • And much more! 

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D. Tobacco Free Campus

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Certified Nursing Program                                                            Preferred

1+ years of experience in an acute care setting                       Preferred

BLS         (American Health)                                                           Required


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Nursing Support
PRN/Per Diem • PRN

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) to meet CMS requirements, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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