Patient Care Technician
Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: October 29, 2019
Job Summary: Provides technical patient care assistance,
receptionist duties, or unit clerk duties as needed under the
direction of a nurse and/or physician in the patient care areas at
Aspen Valley Hospital to include the emergency department,
inpatient nursing, OB, same day surgery, physical therapy and
diagnostic imaging. According to established policies and
procedures, provides medical/nursing assistance within the scope of
certification. Practices exceptional customer service, answers
phone, assists in maintaining supplies and equipment, restocks,
assists patients with activities of daily living, prepares beds and
rooms for occupancy, transports patients, and assists with
procedures. Works with nutrition staff and provides general
assistance with patient meal ordering and clean-up. Communicates
information in a knowledgeable and courteous manner with staff,
patients, and families. Relays, reports, and documents patient
information and any change in patient condition to nursing staff,
while maintaining strict confidentiality of patients at all times.
Performs tasks such as collection of specimens, vital signs, and
telemetry monitoring as directed by nursing staff. Assists with
admissions as well as discharges of patients and ensures a safe and
clean environment for patients and the healthcare team. Attends
in-service training, workshops, seminars and meetings as
appropriate. Patient Care Technician WEIGHT
I Clinical Practice - Process & Care Coordination 5%
Fully competent in primary role on unit; assists with patient and
family assessment and problem identification; assists with plan of
care; under the direction of the RN assists with implementation and
evaluation of the plan of care so that problems are resolved.
Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an
efficient, effective manner.
Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect
to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care.
Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the
hospital team to address patient care issues, problem resolution,
and improve delivery of multidisciplinary care.
II Clinical Practice/Patient Teaching 5%
Provides individualized patient and family education consistent
with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self- care
needs. Evaluates effectiveness of patient learning.
III Clinical Practice/ Patient Safety 5%
Adheres to all accepted patient safety standards. Identifies and
promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of
practice. Addresses safety concerns within scope and reports safety
concerns to RN or MD immediately. Follows all security,
confidentiality, and privacy policies.
Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient
and family in their care.
IV Compliance with Rules, Regulations, and Policies 5%
Records documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements,
professional standards and hospital policy, as well as adheres to
federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA
privacy and security.
V Professional Development and Integration 5%
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own practice
Demonstrates self- directed learning and participates in
Participates in quality initiatives in the department.
Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities.
VI Unit/Department Specific Duties and Responsibilities/Day to Day
Demonstrates competency and knowledge of equipment and procedures
performed and sets up for procedures (i.e. suturing; wound care);
assists with procedures when requested.
Assists MD and RN as needed with patient care to include vital
signs, data collection, basic patient needs, patient positioning,
splint and brace application, casting, crutch training, equipment
setup, and patient transport. Notifies RN of change in patient
condition. Prioritizes work load to meet the needs of patients in
Restocks and prepares patient bed/rooms for occupancy. Identifies
need for repair or replacement of equipment and follows through to
ensure equipment issues are corrected.
Answers telephone calls and call lights promptly and courteously
and responds to requests and messages in a timely manner.
Performs unit clerk duties as needed/requested.
Ability to begin resuscitation efforts in accordance with BLS
guidelines until relieved by a physician/nurse.
VII POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass
Ensures developmentally appropriate care for infants, toddlers,
children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.
VIII CORE VALUES 50%
Patient Centered: is passionate about patient care, creating
positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our
patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the
needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of
urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements,
responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all
Teamwork: works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and
assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information,
provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making
as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and
departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas
Respect for Others: actively listens to others, takes other
opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she
demonstrates respect for others by being timely with
communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The
employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients,
visitors, and other stakeholders
Accountability: The employee takes responsibility for his/her
actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and
policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.
He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician
and/or other members of the work team. The employee takes personal
pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to
all internal and external customers
Integrity: The employee is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.
He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical
behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can
be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
-- High school graduate required -- Prior experience as a unit
clerk or similar medical background preferred. -- Knowledge of
procedures, schedules and basic medical terminology required.
-- RN, Certified Nursing Assistant or EMT-B or I preferred -- BLS
required -- IV certification preferred -- ACLS and PALS
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
-- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail --
Relatively high degree of analytical abilities -- Strong
interpersonal skills required -- Ability to work with minimal
-- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English --
-- Normal patient care environment with little exposure to
excessive noise, dust and temperature -- May be exposed to
communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of
responsibilities -- May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated
with mechanical devices -- May be exposed to stressful
DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS
On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.
Percent of Time Stand: 40% Walk: 40% Sit: 40% Talk or hear: 99% Use
hands to finger, handle or feel: 80% Push or pull: 30% Stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl: 20% Reach with hands and arms: 20% Taste or
This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. Ye s/
No Up to 10 pounds: Yes Up to 25 pounds: Yes Up to 50 pounds: Yes
Up to 100 pounds: Yes More than 100 pounds: No
This job has vision requirements as follows: Yes/No Clear close
vision: Yes Clear distance vision: Yes Depth perception: Yes
Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial
relationships: Yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into
sharp focus: Yes
This job requires exposure to the following environmental
conditions: Yes/No Wet, humid conditions(non-weather): No Work near
moving mechanical parts: No Fumes or airborne particles: Yes Toxic
or caustic chemicals: No Outdoor weather conditions: Yes Extreme
cold (non-weather): No Extreme heat (non-weather): No Risk of
electrical shock: Yes Work with explosives: No Risk of radiation:
Yes Vibration: No
Hearing ability required for work environment is: Yes/No Ability to
hear alarms on equipment: Yes Ability to hear patient call: Yes
Ability to hear instructions clearly: Yes
Hi/Med/Lo The typical noise level for the work environment is:
REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIONS Percent of Time Repetitive use of foot
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