Gadsden Regional Medical Center
Location GADSDEN, AL (Gadsden Regional Medical Center)
Department MED/SURG(UNIT/FLOOR 10)
Full Time / Nights
? The Patient Care Technician (PCT) assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT’s skills/training and the needs of the Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN).
? The PCT delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living.
? Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the shift, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, intake and output, calorie counts, and other patient information within their competency.
? Assists with patient activities of daily living: meals, bathing, oral care, grooming and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.
? The PCT will assist with patient mobility: positioning, repositioning, dangling, and ambulating patients including assisting with the use of walkers, crutches, canes and wheelchairs.
? Obtaining the collection of specimens
? Cross-train to unit clerk
? Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including hourly/safety rounding, use of AIDET- Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank you
Education REQUIRED : High school graduate or GED
Experience PREFERRED : 1+ years of experience in an acute care setting or currently enrolled in Nursing Program
Certification Required : Basic Life Support obtained within 7 days of start date.