Patient Care Technician

Job ID
2020-121047
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Neuro Telemetry
Hours / Pay Period
72
Facility
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
1900-0730
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
AZ-PHOENIX

Overview

Hello humankindness 

Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

 

We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, Ivy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.

 

U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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For the health of our community ... we are proud to be a tobacco-free campus.

Responsibilities

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs patient related care tasks, assists patients with activities of daily living and provides direct patient care under supervision of the Nurse. These duties may include but are not limited to obtaining and recording vital signs, phlebotomy, peripheral and arterial line access, blood glucose monitoring, obtaining specimens, foley insertion, straight cathing, discontinuing peripheral intravenous catheters, discontinuation of foley catheters and monitoring and recording daily intake and output. (PCT) Monitors and performs actions to decrease patient length of stay including but not limited to: computerized bed tracking system, performing timely designated discharge duties and communicating discharge information to appropriate staff. Assists physician/nurse with diagnostic test, clinical procedures and other tests as requested. Communicates patient needs and observed/reported changes in patient condition to supervising Nurse or Physician. Documents all interactions in patient's medical record. The PCT may assist nursing in the retrieval and delivering of medications per the unit standard. Other duties may include inventory, stocking, clerical, computer input, dietary and light housekeeping. May function as a patient sitter.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • AZ State CNA License
  • American Heart Association BLS certification required
  • HS Diploma/GED
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Six months CNA acute care experience
  • The completion of a Patient Care Technician program preferred

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