Patient Care Technician - Adv
Posted on: June 11, 2021
UPMC is dedicated to providing each
patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time,
every time. Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that
mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity
and integrity. Nursing support staff give personal care to patients
with an emphasis on dignity and respect, striving to make each
patient feel as comfortable as possible during their hospital
Patient Care Technicians also
provide invaluable aid to nurses and doctors on the floor by
completing important skilled tasks such as checking vital signs and
glucose levels, performing EKGs and blood draws, and much more.
UPMC Horizon is hiring a
Full Time Patient Care
Technician to support their Emergency Department.
The Patient Care Technician is a
valued step in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with
opportunities for upward advancement into lead and management
roles. Many support staff may seek to use the knowledge and skill
they gain in this position to launch a career in nursing, advanced
practice, health care administration, therapy, or another related
Provides routine patient care and supports the department services
in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may
be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest
degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times.
Completes advanced patient care duties after successfully
completing training and annual competencies. Must routinely perform
the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood
glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and
Foley care) AND has the employee successfully completed basic
arrhythmia class AND performs at least 4 of the following hospital
identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley
catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight
catheter, IV catheter removal, femoral hemostasis, or IV
- 1. Suggests and supports changes within the department.2.
Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as
challenges.3. Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient
functioning of the department.4. Supports department based projects
and quality initiatives.
- 1. Constructively receives feedback and direction.2. Identifies
and communicates learning needs to the unit director.3. Takes
action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.4. Requests
assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.5.
Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.6.
Participates in project and committee work.
- 5. Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to
patient care and hospital related information. 6. Complies with
safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
Documents in the medical record according to established
procedures. 7. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive
manner. 8. Transports cardiac monitored patients within the
hospital setting.9. May insert foley catheters and perform straight
catheterization as instructed by RN.10. May perform IV insertion,
removal and dressing change.11. Completes department clerical
functions as needed.
- 1. Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant
responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O,
specimen collections and Foley care) AND has the employee
successfully completed Basic arrhythmia class AND does the employee
perform at least 4 of the following hospital identified tasks:
phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal,
point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, IV catheter
removal, femoral hemostasis, or IV insertion.2. Provides patient
care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of
daily living. 3. Assists with physical, respiratory and
cardiopulmonary therapies. Provides feedback to the RN regarding
patient care and reports changes in patient status.4. 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 protocol.
- 1. Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the
appropriate department. 2. Establishes appropriate and effective
communication with other departments.3. Establishes professional
and respectful interpersonal relationships.4. Contributes to the
universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding
to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting
- 1. Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and
effectively with all members of the health care team.2. Demonstrate
understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and
impairment in the health professions.3. Cares for patients and self
by supporting safety in the workplace.4. Develops and maintains
productive working relationships internally and externally by
demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation
and commitment to patients and colleagues.
High school diploma or equivalent.If
no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful
completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful
completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing
program.Successful completion of basic information system training.
Microcomputer experience preferred.Ability to effectively
communicate both orally and in writing.Nursing Student that has
completed one clinical rotation preferredEmergency Medical
Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or
Paramedic program preferred.Successful completion of a basic
arrhythmia course and annual competency requiredMay 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.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hireACLS
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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