Patient Care Tech (UN) - 5 North/Observation - Part Time (0.6 FTE) Days
The Patient Care Technician assists in the delivery of patient care under the direct clinical supervision of the Registered Nurse. Direct care activities are delegated by the Registered Nurse and consistent with the Maryland Board of Nursing-Nurse Practice Act. Direct care includes activities involving the care and nutrition of patients, provision of direct observation, transportation of patients and documentation of those activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse.
2.Provides care on a functional basis to a patient or group of patients. Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
2.1Provides comfort measures to patients.
2.2Observes patients condition and documents vital signs T, P, R, blood pressure and O2 saturation. Reports changes to responsible RN.
2.3Measures and records intake and output, collects specimen and processes appropriately.
2.4Assists with setup and positioning of patients for the following procedures (but not limited to): central line insertion, chest tube insertion, lumbar puncture, intubation, foley catheter insertion. Assists with NG tube insertion, pacemakers, sutures, splinting procedures, application of orthopedic soft goods and pelvic exams.
2.5Obtain and records height and weight of patients.
2.6Completes clothing and valuable lists for admitted patients according to established procedures.
2.7Performs the following procedures competently and per policy and procedures under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse:
c. insertion of saline locks
d. application of clean sterile dressing
e. application of restraints
f. administration of tube feedings
g. performs 12 lead EKG
h. nasal suctioning
i. insertion of foley catheter
j. post mortem care
3.Identifies and responds promptly to patient needs, respecting dignity and privacy.
4.Assists in providing orientation and instruction to patients.
5.Completes appropriate documentation in accordance with hospital standards.
6.Assists in patient’s transfers and transports.
7.Maintains a safe, clean, recuperative environment.
8.Communicates effectively with other health care providers to ensure continuity and coordination of care, appropriate care delivery, and to report changes in patient’s condition.
9.Supports departmental operations by assisting with clerical duties, supply and environment maintenance.
10.Participates in the orientation, training, and evaluation of new staff.
11.Maintains competency and yearly educational requirements for position.
12.Adheres to all procedures related to infection control principles.
13.Attends and actively participates in meetings as required.
14.Demonstrates support and compliance with UMMC Midtown Campus’ mission, vision, values, philosophy, goals, objectives and policies.
15.Performs additional functions and other activities assigned.
Currently certified as a CNA by the Maryland Board of Nursing.
High School diploma or GED
One year experience as a CNA or PCT preferred.
Administration, Department Heads, physicians, supervisors, vendors, patients, professional employees, clerical and hourly employees, public at large.
Walking, standing, sitting and lifting involved. Must be able to lift 50lbs. at a minimum. Good physical and mental health.
Works in a well-lighted and ventilated hospital environment.
Exposure to all types of illnesses, disturbed patients and environmental hazards including contact with body fluids potentially infectious for blood borne pathogens.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
UMMC Midtown Campus has had a long history of working to keep our community healthy. Located in midtown Baltimore, UMMC Midtown Campus is a 200-bed non-profit, community teaching hospital. We are part of the University of Maryland Medical System.
We provide care in more than 30 medical specialties. Each year, we serve about 100,000 patients. Through our free community health screenings, we also help more than 15,000 people a year manage health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Our team of more than 500 doctors and 1,100 employees cares for each patient with expertise and compassion. We also partner with community groups, churches, health fairs, and schools to bring health education and other services to Baltimore residents.