HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Care Technician - Cardiac Stepdown Unit - NIGHTS in Richmond, Virginia
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is a 340-bed community hospital offering a full range of healthcare services. We are a Level II Trauma facility, offering specialized vascular surgery, Neurosurgery, a comprehensive certified stroke center, orthopedics and groundbreaking diagnostic imaging. We're also a national trendsetter in kidney transplants through the Virginia Transplant Center and as part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery; we lead the state in minimally-invasive procedures with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeries.
SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Working under the supervision of a RN, the Patient Care Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients.
The position's tasks and responsibilities include: * Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.
Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.
Ability to float to all units within the hospital where a need is presented.
Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
Assists patients in ambulating.
Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
Performs non sterile dressing changes.
Passes and collects bed pans.
Changes bed linens.
Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Functions in an organized and time conscious manner.
Presents self in a professional manner.
Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Documents required information according to hospital policy.
Answers telephones, maintains supplies, work on projects, including computer based projects, to support the department.
Other duties as assigned to support the department.
Required Job Qualifications Include:
Certified Nurse Assistant, EMT, currently enrolled in nursing program with completion of a nursing fundamentals course, or graduated from nursing program.
High School Graduate or equivalent required.
Current certification of BCLS.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
Ability to quickly make decisions and to report patient condition with minimal supervision.
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.
Job: *Nursing Support
Title: Patient Care Technician - Cardiac Stepdown Unit - NIGHTS
Location: Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest
Requisition ID: 00448-41498