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Patient Care Technician (PCT) - Medical Surgical

Glen Burnie, MD

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Posted 8 weeks ago
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Job Description

Patient Care Technician (PCT) - Medical Surgical

What You Will Do:

 

Under frequent supervision, the Patient Care Technician (PCT) is a multi-skilled individual who assists the patient with activities of daily living, maintaining a quiet, therapeutic and clean environment. The Patient Care Technician will spend the vast majority of time at the patient’s bedside meeting their basic physical, psychosocial and environmental needs based on an individualized plan of care. The PCT will perform the following skills/procedures (includes but not limited to): phlebotomy, IV starts/restarts, Foley insertion (ED only), simple sterile dressing changes Population served includes infants, children and adults.
Tasks & Responsibilities

• Participates as a member of the patient care team by providing direct patient care under the supervision of the nurse. Functions as a dependable team member, assisting when requested and volunteering when the need arises. • Performs any or all duties involving the direct patient care as assigned by the nurse within guidelines provided by the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and medical center policies and procedures. • Maintains skills as outlined in the nursing policy, procedures, guidelines As delegated by the RN (peripheral venipuncture, intravenous catheter insertion, EKG, etc.) • All specimens labeled in the presence of the patient. • Two patient identifiers used when obtaining specimens. • Monitors and records patient’s response to treatment and communicates with the responsible care team or physicians in a timely manner. • Performs unit documentation which is timely, accurate, concise, legible and in accordance with the Performance Standards. • Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established policies, procedures and guidelines. • Maintains accountability for meeting basic physical psychosocial and environmental needs of the patient.

 



What You Need to Be Successful:

 

 

 • High School Diploma or equivalent is required. • Current CNA certification from the MBON. • One Year of experience in a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) or a similar position, or two (2) semesters of clinical experience in formal Nursing Education with a certificate from the MBON • Current AHA Health Care Provider (CPR) card.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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