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UPMC Business Unit is looking for a Patient Care Technician
– Senior to work in the GI Lab at UPMC East!
*The Senior Patient Care
Technician is a valued step on the Patient Care Career Ladder.
Title and Salary will be determined on
The Patient Care Technician – Senior provides routine patient care
and supports the department services in accordance with
policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or
physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care
maintained at all times. Completes senior patient care duties after
successfully completing training and annual competencies. Must
routinely perform the UPMC core nursing assistant responsibilities
including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting,
ambulating, turning and repositioning patients. PLUS point of care
testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O,
monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention
(TEDs/SCDs). In addition, simple dressings, placement and removal
restraints, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections as
well as IV catheter removal and Foley catheter removal. All
competencies must be achieved.
• Demonstrates the ability to
communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health
care team. Demonstrate
understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and
impairment in the health professions. Cares for patients and self
supporting safety in the workplace. Develops and maintains
productive working relationships internally and externally by
demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation,
and commitment to patients and colleagues.
• Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate
department. Establishes appropriate and effective
communication with other departments. Establishes professional and
respectful interpersonal relationships. Contributes to the
universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding
to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and
• Must routinely perform the UPMC core nursing assistant
responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding,
toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients. PLUS
point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital
I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI
prevention (TEDs/SCDs). In addition, simple dressings,
placement and removal of restraints, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all
specimen collections as well as IV catheter removal and
Foley catheter removal. All competencies must be achieved.
• Assists with physical, respiratory, and cardiopulmonary
therapies. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care
reports changes in patient status. Provides instruction to patients
and their families under the direction of the RN. May apply,
monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital
• Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and
communicates learning needs to the unit director. Takes action
improve knowledge, skills and performance. Request’s assistance in
planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participates
in self-review as requested by the unit director. Participates in
project and committee work.
• Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes
responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of
the department. Supports department-based projects and
quality initiatives. Strictly adheres to all policies and
procedures relative to patient care and hospital related
Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard
precautions. Documents in the medical record according to
established procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and
productive manner. Transports cardiac monitored patients
within the hospital setting. May insert foley catheters and perform
straight catheterization as instructed by RN. May perform IV
insertion, removal, and dressing change. Completes department
clerical functions as needed.
*Performs in accordance with system-wide
*Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: The above statements are
intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned
this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties,
responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working
with the job.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Must also have either
- 2 years of healthcare experience, OR
- 1 year of experience and enrollment in PT/OT/PA program with
completion of at least one clinical rotation, or
- 1 year of experience and completion of a bachelor’s degree in a
health sciences field.
- Annual completion of a professional contribution to be
determined after hire
- Successful completion of patient care technician senior
- Successful completion of basic information system
- Microcomputer experience preferred.
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in
- Nursing Student that has completed one clinical rotation
preferred Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic
orcurrently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
- Successful completion of a basic arrhythmia course and
annual competency required.
- May, in the course of their duties, be in rooms where
medications are stored or may transport medications when they
transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from
one department to another.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- CPR required based
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