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Patient Care Technician at NGHS

Patient Care Technician

NGHS Athens, GA Full-Time
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We are searching for a Patient Care Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will perform a variety of clinical tasks including, but not limited to nursing units, cleaning and stocking of patients’ rooms and other unit areas, and direct patient care within the scope of defined practice. Functions under the direct supervision of the shift primary nurse. Cares for patients in the adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Performs clinical duties in accordance with population-specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.

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Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Care is provided for a wide variety of illnesses, including, but not limited to: Sepsis, Respiratory: COPD, Pneumonia, Flu, Diabetes, GI: Abdominal Pain (non-surgical), N/V/D, Gastritis, GI Bleed, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Medical Neuro (AMS, dementia), Medical patients with tracheostomy from the previous admission
• Obtains and reports basic patient physiological data (such as vital signs, weight, skin condition, color, and character of urine and stool)
• Utilizes proper body mechanics, provides for positioning, mobility hygiene, ADL, and/or comfort needs according to procedure and direction
• Monitors p.o. intake and urine output, recording amount on appropriate forms
• Promptly identifies and reports physical and mental status changes to licensed staff assigned to the patient
• Organizes patient care and sets appropriate priorities by implementing physician and nursing orders within prescribed time frames
• Performs therapeutic procedures within the parameters of the job description; reporting patients’ responses to supervising nurse
• Makes frequent rounds to patients’ rooms in addition to responding without prompting to patient call lights, instituting appropriate actions
• Orients patient/family/SO to unit & room. Greets patient & family in a positive pleasant manner with each encounter
• Explains procedure or care to be provided to the patient prior to the start of the procedure
• Accurately & timely records patient data and forwards to supervisory staff within established time frames
• Attains proficiency with all required IT systems to support the clinical staff & accurate documentation of patient care                                       
• Places reports (ie:, x-ray, etc.) in patient’s chart or insures reports are sent to appropriate units                                                                  
• Contributes to patient safety by utilization of Universal Precautions for all patients, careful adherence to NGHS Hand Hygiene policy, providing a safe patient, obtaining and restocking isolation supplies for patients on Infection Precautions
• Performs patient transport functions as needed by the unit                                                     
• Changes out sharps containers located inpatient rooms and district offices when containers are two-thirds full                                                
• Completes unit-specific annual competency assessment requirements (Success Factors & Clinical Competency Checklist) within specific timelines

Skills & Requirements
• Current Georgia Certified Nursing Assistant or successful completion of Fundamentals of Nursing Course if a nursing student
• Must have Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association
• Previous experience in patient care setting preferred but not required

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals. NGHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment based on race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
PandoLogic. Keywords: Patient Care Technician (PCT), Location: Athens, GA - 30603

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