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361409 Patient Care Tech NJS

Penn Medicine
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
POSITION SUMMARYAssists 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. Demonstrates 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. Performs transports as requested (of patients, medications, supplies, and specimens).3. Performs 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. Regularly 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. Assists in emergencies and codes according to established protocols.OTHER JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Promotes the Vision and Mission Statements of the Medical Center at Princeton and the philosophy of the Nursing Department.2. 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 healthcare services in a professional, caring and responsive environment.3. Provides assistance in obtaining EKG on patients in urgent conditions; setting up tube feedings; A-lines and wound care.4. Reports (and when appropriate, records) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.5. Maintains established Princeton HealthCare System Standards for customer service.o Demonstrates and explains the importance of answering call bells promptly, with courtesy and with appropriate follow-up.o Explains the importance of patient satisfaction, relaying complaints from patients, visitors, or other departments to the nursing staff promptly.o Demonstrates telephone courtesy skills including answering to calls properly, identifying unit and self and coordinating messages.o Establish and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel, while assuring confidentiality of patient information.6. Accountable for improving patient care through adherence to all patient safety and quality standards, regulations, and best practices.7. Participates 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. Cleans 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. Assists with admission or discharge of Critical Care patients according to specific duties:o Admits / discharges patient in Affinityo Admits patient to cardiac monitoro Assigns patient to nurse into the West Call System; directs physicians and visitors to nurse caring for patient.o Prepares charts and maintains pages for documentation with patient labels.o Prints patient labelso Copies charts for patients being transferred to other facilityo Helps facilitate transfer or discharge arrangements by contacting the contracted ambulance provider and adheres to established protocols.o Ensures completion of EMTALA forms10. Participates in keeping the nursing unit, (patient rooms, work stations, and hallways) clean and well organized.11. Maintains strict standards of confidentiality and adherence to HIPPA standards.12. Attends PHCS activities such as Town Meeting and CNO Chats or other organizational activities.13. Provides a variety of other duties related to being a member of the nursing team and other duties and projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS\n\nEducation\n• High School diploma or equivalent required.\n\nRelated Work Experience\n\n• Previous experience as a Nursing Assistant/Health Aid\n• Not 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• BLS/CPR certification

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Posted: 2022-04-12 Expires: 2022-06-10

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361409 Patient Care Tech NJS

Penn Medicine
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

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