HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Care Tech (Nights) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Under the direction of a registered nurse, provides patient care and clerical/receptionist duties, in accordance with the philosophy, goals and objectives of FWBMC
Assists with patient care, to include activities of daily living, vital signs, monitoring of intake and output and patient transport. Assists with ADLs based in the patient condition, including mobility, patient transfer, bathing, toileting, feeding, skin care, oral care, etc.
Organizes, monitors and documents patient care activities then communicates activities with the nurse.
Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality.
Demonstrates an understanding of patient charts, physician orders and nursing orders. Is proficient in the use of a computer and office equipment. Completes, executes and performs secretarial tasks such as, Order Entry, filing and organizing patient charts.
Communicates, interacts and participates in team work on the unit. Promotes and displays a positive, customer oriented demeanor to patients, visitors, staff and physicians.
Maintains the unit in optimal operating condition by cleaning general workstations and equipment along with ordering and stocking supplies. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
May have access to the POS room or designated areas to transport, assemble, and stock (inventory) of non scheduled drugs and biologicals to include but not limited to fluids, sterile water, normal saline, and irrigations.
Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm or potential patient safety issues.
Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety. Participate in the unit based Quality Improvement process.
Ability to perform cardiac rhythm monitoring and then reports changes to nurse appropriately if based in ICU, CCU, CVICU, ER or PCU.
As a crisis prevention trained staff member, responds appropriately to a manpower request (a.k.a. Dr. Love) if based in ICU, CCU, CVICU, DECC, ER, or PTC.
Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance.
Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: * High School or equivalency required
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * FL CNA license preferred * Military Medic/Corpsman training, Completion of a Nursing Assistant Course OR successfully completed fundamentals of nursing course required * BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required upon hire * Must complete the Basic Arrhythmia class or pass the Basic Arrhythmia Challenge test within 90 days of hire if based in ICU, CCU, CVICU, ER, or PCU * Must complete Crisis Prevention Intervention training within 90 days of hire if based in ICU, CCU, CVICU, DECC, or ER.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: * Unit secretary skills preferred * Arrhythmia recognition skills preferred for positions in ICU, CCU, CVICU, ER, or PCU
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: * Read and writes Basic English * Knowledge of body substance isolation * Ability to use a computer, typewriter and calculator * Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs
Title: Patient Care Tech (Nights)
Location: Florida-Fort Walton Beach-Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Requisition ID: 01307-6647