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PCT Stepdown

2023-07-06
  • Organization

  • Gadsden Regional Medical Center Gadsden Regional Medical Center

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Full Time / Days

? 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.

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