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361409 Patient Care Tech NJS

Penn Medicine
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Penn Medicine Princeton Heath is seeking a Per Diem Night Shift Patient Care Tech to join the Mother Baby UnitAssists nurses in the delivery of nursing care through participation in the nursing process. Demonstrates regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, their families, guests and representatives of other organizations as well as fellow employees, volunteers and medical staff in support of the Medical Center's mission to provide consistent quality health care services in a professional, caring and responsive environment. Will demonstrate responsibility for individual performance and efficient utilization of products, supplies, and equipment. Will utilize time to insure the timely completion of duties and to promote financial viability through provision of services a reasonable cost.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1.\tDemonstrates the knowledge and skill specific to a patient care technician in CCU (i.e. ADLs, patient hygiene, vital signs, obtaining weights; emptying and documenting of intake and output, obtaining blood sugar checks; positioning patients; lifting and turning patients; ambulation of patients etc).2.\tPerforms transports as requested (of patients, medications, supplies, and specimens).3.\tPerforms and records nursing care activities, such as changes in a patient's condition, behavior, and unusual incidents consistent with established policies, procedures, and protocols, as delegated by the registered nurse responsible for the patient.4.\tRegularly performs job tasks in accordance with hospital and department policy and procedure, including appropriate use of equipment, machines, appropriate use in wearing of physical barriers and safety equipment.5.\tAssists in emergencies and codes according to established protocols.OTHER JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1.\tPromotes the Vision and Mission Statements of The Medical Center at Princeton and the philosophy of the Nursing Department.2.\tDemonstrates regard for the dignity and respect of all patients, their families, guests, and representatives of other organizations as well as fellow employees, volunteers and medical staff in support of the Medical Center's mission to provide consistent quality healthcare services in a professional, caring and responsive environment.3.\tProvides assistance in obtaining EKG on patients in urgent conditions; setting up tube feedings; A-lines and wound care.4.\tReports (and when appropriate, records) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.5.\tMaintains established Princeton HealthCare System Standards for customer service. o\tDemonstrates and explains the importance of answering call bells promptly, with courtesy and with appropriate follow-up. o\tExplains the importance of patient satisfaction, relaying complaints from patients, visitors, or other departments to the nursing staff promptly. o\tDemonstrates telephone courtesy skills including answering to calls properly, identifying unit and self and coordinating messages. o\tEstablish and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.6.\tAccountable for improving patient care through adherence to all patient safety and quality standards, regulations, and best practices.7.\tParticipates in quality assurance activities on the unit by attending unit staff meetings and meeting annual required in-services standard and maintains competency through annual in-services and/or education.8.\tCleans patient care equipment as directed. Obtains, stocks, and organizes patient care and unit supplies as assigned. Identifies and reports broken or malfunctioning equipment or needed repairs on the unit.9.\tAssists with admission or discharge of Critical Care patients according to specific duties: o\tAdmits / discharges patient in Affinity o\tAdmits patient to cardiac monitor o\tAssigns patient to nurse into the WestCall System; directs physicians and visitors to nurse caring for patient. o\tPrepares charts and maintains pages for documentation with patient labels. o\tPrints patient labels o\tCopies charts for patients being transferred to other facility o\tHelps facilitate transfer or discharge arrangements by contacting the contracted ambulance provider and adheres to established protocols.o\tEnsures completion of EMTALA forms10.\tParticipates in keeping the nursing unit, (patient rooms, work stations, and hallways) clean and well organized.11.\tMaintains strict standards of confidentiality and adherence to HIPPA standards.12.\tAttends PHCS activities such as Town Meeting and CNO Chats or other organizational activities.13.\tProvides a variety of other duties related to being a member of the nursing team and other duties and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS\nEducation\n•\tHigh School diploma or equivalent required.\n\nRelated Work Experience\n•\tPrevious experience as a Nursing Assistant/Health Aid\n•\tNot required but prefer six months of Nursing Assistant experience or currently enrolled in LPN/RN nursing program with successful completion of Nursing I.\n\nLICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS\n•\tBLS/CPR certification\n\nSPECIALIZED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS\n•\tClerical, computer skills-required. Venipuncture skills a plus.\n•\tExcellent customer service orientation, teamwork approach, flexibility and ability to follow directions and complete tasks independently.

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Posted: 2020-10-09 Expires: 2020-12-07

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Penn Medicine
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