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Patient Care Technician

Fort Dodge, IA | Other
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Overview

Patient Care Technician

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Various shifts and departments available 

*Shift differential for night and weekend shifts*

 

 

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

 

Responsibilities

  • Completes care for adult and geriatric patients as assigned by the registered nurse.
  • Assists the registered nurse with the admission assessment by obtaining temperature, respiration, height, weight, pulse and blood pressure. Orients patient to room and unit.
  • Attends to patient's daily hygiene, including oral care, hair care, baths, peri care, application of glasses, dentures and hearing aids.
  • Assists patients with meals when indicated.
  • Assists with passing meals, nourishments, water and assists patients as need indicates.
  • Records intake and output accurately.
  • Acknowledges and meets patients' needs regarding movement and elimination.
  • Assists patients with activities in a safe manner as directed by the nurse.
  • Functions in day-to-day and emergency situations in accordance with nursing standards and as assigned by the nurse.
  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.
  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, and other related activities as directed.
  • Completes environmental tasks as assigned.
  • Performs clerical duties as assigned.
  • Maintains orderly storage of supplies and assists in accounting for chargeable items.
  • Documents temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weights and diet consumption in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
  • Documents ADL’s in computer.
  • Performs Glucose Point of Care.
  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills. (Adheres to the Character Counts Pillars Standards of Behavior)
  • Must complete and pass BCLS.
  • Adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Telemetry Unit:
  • Performs EKG’s  
  • Applies telemetry equipment to patients using proper lead placement and discontinues equipment use.

Qualifications

Education: Seventy-five (75) Hour Nursing Assistant Course

Licensure: Certificate from an approved Nursing Assistant Course is required (unless waiver granted).

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships and adapt to change.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment.
  • Basic Life Support completion required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients.
  • Member of Support Stroke team requiring 2 hours of annual stroke education

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