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Pulmonary D9 - Patient Care Technician at Children's Health

Pulmonary D9 - Patient Care Technician

Children's Health Dallas, TX (Onsite) Full-Time
ABOUT THE JOB:

Summary:

The purpose of the Patient Care Technician is to assist the nurse and respiratory therapist in patient care delivery of patients ranging from zero to 18 years old, and assist in managing the customer service experience during the patient stay within the organization.

Responsibilities:

* Prepare rooms for patient admission with appropriate equipment and supplies based on age and needs of patient; perform basic patient care tasks including baths, vital signs, positioning, ambulating, appropriate disposal of hazardous waste, and documentation of intake/output or other tasks delegated by the registered nurse (RN) within the scope of job duties.
* Has the ability to perform advanced patient care tasks if assigned by their respective areas (See addendum).
* Respond quickly to patient and family needs and problem solve appropriately in collaboration with the RN; maintain a safe patient environment at all times and transport stable patients to procedures or testing within the Children's Medical Center physical building requiring minimal therapy needs in addition to patient discharge.
* Assist in emergency situations by initiating BLS, continuing chest compressions, and/or participate as a runner; assist with unit regulatory readiness as assigned (including code cart checks); demonstrate skills as identified on the unit-based competency checklist, document legibly and completely.
* May perform other duties as assigned.

Other information:

WORK EXPERIENCE

* If a student, must be actively enrolled in an accredited nursing program. Req
* If not a student, 1 year of experience as a CNA, EMT, or Medical Assistant. Pref
* For the ED and ICU, 1 year of field experience as a paramedic or EMT Pref

EDUCATION

* High school diploma or equivalent Req
* For non-nursing students, completion of a certified nurse assistant training, basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic or Medical Assistant program or equivalent Req

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

* Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers as required by CP 1.20 Life Support Course Requirements Req
* In certain areas, PPMAB may be required 90 Days Req

JOB PROFILE

* Through experience, has developed technical knowledge and skills to perform a variety of routine activities
* Understands how own duties relate to others in the team and has an awareness of how the team integrates with others
* Manages own workload by applying an understanding of team priorities; may provide assistance to less experienced colleagues
* Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area; evaluates and selects predefined solutions from established operating procedures
* Impacts the performance of own team through the quality of the services or information provided
* Follows standardized procedures and practices and receives regular but moderate supervision and guidance
* Communicates moderately complex technical information in straightforward situations

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

* Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
* Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
* Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
* Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
* Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
* Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
* Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
* Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
* Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
* Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
* Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
* Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
* Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

EDUCATION:

Education:

Essential:

* Associate Degree in Nursing
* Associates Degree
* Bachelors Degree
* Foreign Education
* Masters Degree
* Minor Achieved in Subject
* Diploma in Nursing
* Vocational Certificate
* High School Equivalent (GED)
* High School

LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:

Credentials:

Essential:

* Basic Life Support
* Ped Prev and Mgmnt Aggressive Behav
* Emergency Medical Technician
* Supporting Document

WORKING CONDITIONS:

About us

Children's Health values the role each member of our team plays in helping us make life better for children. We employ more than 7,500 people and provide rewarding career opportunities that help them reach their highest potential.

We also hold Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, we serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for?the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and we are widely recognized for delivering high quality care.

Children's Health has also been named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Healthcare for nine consecutive years.

We invite you to learn more about Children's Health.

Benefits

Children's Health offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for learning and career development. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, and our team members have a voice in their work through surveys and town halls.

We invite you to learn more about Children's Health.

Recommended Skills

  • Basic Life Support
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  • Critical Care
  • Customer Service
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