Patient Care Technician

Job ID
2020-95338
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Medical / Surgical 2 West
Hours / Pay Period
72
Facility
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
11pm -7am
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-SANTA CRUZ

Overview

About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 

 

Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

 

In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

Under the direction of the registered Nurse, performs general tasks of patient care and tasks specific to 2West, in accordance with Dominican Hospital policies and procedures. Delivers care to the patient including adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Incumbents in this position shall comply with all applicable laws and rules including the Dignity Health Standards of Conduct and Dignity Health policies and procedures that apply to his/her job responsibilities, seek guidance when in doubt, promptly report any potential or suspected violation of Dignity Health Standards of Conduct, Dignity Health policy or procedure or applicable laws/regulations and when requested, assist Dignity Health personnel in investigating all allegations of violation. When called upon, the incumbent shall assist in risk evaluation and work collaboratively with facility/entity leaders to implement, monitor and mitigate risk corrective pans outlined by the Compliance program.

 

Minimum:

 

  • Completion of a formal Nurse Assistant program is required.
  • 12-lead EKG experience is required.
  • Finger stick blood glucose experience is required.
  • Certificate Nurse Assistant certificate (CTNA) is required.
  • Basic Life Support AHA CPRBLS is required. 

Qualifications

Completion of a formal Nurse Assistant program is required. 12-lead EKG experience is required. Finger stick blood glucose experience is required. Certificate Nurse Assistant certificate (CTNA) is required. Basic Life Support AHA CPRBLS is required. 

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