Reporting to the Patient Care Manager and according to department standards, functions as a member of the Patient Care Team to provide appropriate basic care to patients based on the ages of the patients served on the units. This includes taking vital signs, assisting patients with activities of daily living, and observing patients for physical/emotional changes. Records pertinent information in patient charts and communicates with other Patient Care Team Members to ensure continuity of care. The Patient Care Tech (PCT) performs any combination of the following duties in the care of patients in the hospital, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The following are general characteristics of this job, although duties may vary by assigned shift.
High School graduate or equivalent.
Certification as nursing assistant or EMT-B mandatory
American Heart Association HealthCare Provider BLS CPR.
Prior experience within the hospital environment is preferred, but not mandatory.
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