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Patient Care Technician in Marinette, WI at Bay Area Medical Center

Date Posted: 11/22/2018

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Job Description

Location:  Bay Area Medical Center
Requisition Number:  2348
# of Openings:  2
Title:  Patient Care Technician
Department:  6910 - Emergency Room
Position Type:  Per Diem
Shift:  7 – Variable
Hours:  all, as needed
FTE:  .01
40 hr. waiver required:  No
Is call required:  No
Weekend Rotation:  None
Removed Internally:  10/20/18

TITLE:                       PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN – Emergency Department

Department:             Emergency Department
Reports to:              Director/Manager, Charge Nurse Emergency Department
Supervisors:            No one

 
Job Summary:
Understand and live BAMC’s mission and values providing an atmosphere of Excellence modeling BAMC’s Seven Standards of Service Care. Under the supervision of the RN, assists in providing patient care for all ages in all clinical areas. Maintains organized work flow of the nursing station. Insure a well-equipped, friendly and caring work environment. Performs and completes unit clerk duties/tasks as needed.

Essential Functions:
  1. Understand the live BAMC’s mission and values. Meets Service Care Standards.
  2. Enter or retrieve patient data on charts or on-line as needed.
  3. Answer telephone / nurse call system, place calls to on-call staff or physicians, screen calls, take messages and provide information according to established polices.
  4. Greet and assist customers demonstrating positive customer relations and communication skills. Respond to customer requests and explain the status of the patient and the reasons for long waiting concerns, Emergency Center progress and hospital policy.
  5. Is aware of atmosphere of ED as a whole and offers support to other team members.
  6. Demonstrate and promote positive relationships with coworkers, other departments and consumers.
  7. Maintain appropriate inventory levels of unit supplies and assists with the organization of patient rooms including empting of garbage and stocking linens.
  8. Prioritize workload to support nursing staff responsibilities in response to patient care needs.
  9. Facilitate patient transfers and discharges. Reinforces basic patient/family teaching.
  10. Obtain vital signs. Perform EKG as requested. Insure specimens of blood/urine etc. are collected and properly labeled and sent to lab in a timely manner.
  11. Report any observations, unusual occurrences or changes in condition of patients to the R.N.
  12. Work effectively as a team member in the delivery of care.
  13. Document appropriate information accurately in the patient record.
  14. Communicate pertinent information regarding patient, physician, personnel concerns, and unit activities to the Director.
  15. Maintain good working relationship among all nursing unit personnel and other hospital employees through appropriate communication.
  16. Promote and maintain confidentiality.
  17. Must display skills of independent thinking, time management, multitasking as well as maintain a high level of attention to detail.  Assume responsibility for own personal growth.
  18. Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
  19. Assist in maintaining outdates on crash carts and other specialty carts as well as room supply outdates.
  20. Must be able to complete the physical, sensory and mental requirements of the position.

Additional  Responsibilities:
  • Participate in orientation of new employees.
  • Participate in hospital wide and/or department specific committees.
  • With specialized training and documentation, may perform additional and specialized tasks pertinent to assigned area.
  • Additional duties as may be assigned by your manager.
Qualifications:
  • High School graduate or equivalent required.
  • Must meet one of the following qualifications: certified as a Nursing Assistant and listed on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and in good standing, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic on the National Registry and in good standing, medical assistant certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants or American Medical Technologists, or current LPN license in the state of Wisconsin and in good standing.
  • American Heart Association BLS certification required.
  • Keyboarding – must be able to type 25 wpm.
  • Must have the ability to: use patient care equipment as required by position; operate basic computer programs; communicate both verbally and in writing; use correct body mechanics.
  • Must have flexible schedule to rotate shifts to meet department needs.
  • Ability to work autonomously and deal with a variety of people. Demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills.
Working Conditions:  Potential exposure to Latex products, blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials, and communicable diseases.

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