SSM Health Patient Care Technician in Jefferson City, Missouri

Description

Role Purpose:

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for provision of patient care activities and related non-clinical activities necessary for care of patients and maintenance of nursing units. These duties are performed under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician. Duties would include, but not be limited to, personal care, venipuncture, and fingersticks in order to obtain lab specimens.

Responsibilities:

  • Take Vital Signs and do fingersticks on patients and report abnormal findings to RN.

  • Observe for verbal or non-verbal complaints of pain and report abnormal findings to RN.

  • Observes for skin irritation and breakdown and report abnormal findings to RN.

  • Observes for changes in mental status: notes changes in alertness, orientation and mood and reports abnormal findings to RN.

  • Observes for changes in strength and coordination in patient and reports abnormal findings to RN.

  • Provides personal hygiene for patient by assisting or completing bathing, oral care, linen changes, shaving and hair care.

  • Follows directions for patient activities including turning, chair and ambulation.

  • Provides dietary assistance to patients by passes trays and snacks in a timely manner. Feeds or assists patient with meals/snacks as needed.

  • Provides for orderly patient areas. Clean and tidy rooms, remove extra equipment, linens, keeps over bed tray clean and clear of excessive items.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Current Missouri CNA license or have completed Fundamentals of Nursing or EMT

  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in direct patient care or relevant education; background in medical field which can be applied.

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 101 pounds.

  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily.

  • Standing or walking more than 12 hours a day

  • Running to respond to patient emergencies

  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 12 hours a day

  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.

  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).

  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation.

About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.

Job: Clinical Support & Technical Services

Primary Location: Missouri-Jefferson City-SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City

Work Locations SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City 2505 Mission Drive Jefferson City 65109

Organization SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City

Schedule Weekends

Normal work hours 7a-7p

Scheduled Hrs Per Pay Period 72

Posting Feb 1, 2019, 11:27:04 AM

Req ID: 18017827