Patient Care Technician (Observation Unit)

Regular Full-Time 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

CentraState Healthcare System, a leading healthcare provider located in Monmouth County currently has an employment opportunity available for Patient Care Technician’s.

 

The PCT provides skilled technical assistance to licensed professionals by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality patient care. Provides basic nursing care and assists patient with activities of daily living.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patient’s individual need.
  • Accurately checks exterior of code cart each shift.
  • Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
  • Collects and labels specimens without error.
  • Accurately performs bedside glucose monitoring, and calibration of Accucheck and enters data.
  • Correctly performs all scheduled and assigned tasks while continually observing patient needs.
  • Retrieves blood from the Blood Bank.
  • Verbalizes/performs understanding of 1:1 precautions and documents appropriately.
  • Performs post mortem care.
  • Follows CentraState policy regarding restraint application, documentation and observation.
  • Always answers patient call lights in a timely manner.
  • Provides basic nursing care, including partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients (i.e.: bathing, feeding, diversional activity) and assists patients with activities of daily living.
  • Properly performs electrocardiograms.
  • Provides partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients.
  • Accurately performs simple wound care and ostomy care.
  • Accurately collects and documents patient data (TPR, I&O, specimen collection, height and weight) utilizing learned technical skills under the direction of the RN. Accurately documents patient data and comfort rounds in Wellsoft system.
  • Correctly makes occupied and unoccupied beds.
  • Notifies nurse immediately for patient’s complaints of pain/discomfort and any observed change in condition. Provides appropriate interventions for pain as directed by nurse and reports outcomes.
  • Assists with the elimination needs of the patient while providing privacy and dignity.
  • Performs rounding as per guidelines.
  • Correctly feeds patients.
  • Performs tasks to maintain patient mobility.
  • Accurately maintains feeding tubes.
  • Accurately performs incentive spirometry and pulse oximetry.
  • Accurately obtains and documents temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressure.
  • Accurately measures and documents intake and output.
  • Reports patient intake and output to nurse.
  • Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources.
[ Qualifications ]

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

 

Work Experience:

  • One year nursing assistant healthcare experience required OR
  • Successful completion of an approved CNA or PCT training course required OR
  • Currently enrolled in a degreed nursing program AND completed an introductory nursing course such as Nursing 101 or equivalent OR completed a semester of a school sponsored clinical rotation in an acute setting OR

Licenses and Certifications:

BLS certification (American Heart Association only) required.

*Glucose certifications are provided by CentraState during orientation.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

[ Physical Demands ]

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

 

Exposure:

Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting – Occasionally

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping – Occasionally

Bending/Climbing – Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Occasionally

Typing/Filing – Frequently

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.