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Patient Care Technician

Company: NGHS
Location: Royston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

We are searching for a Patient Care Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will perform a variety of clinical tasks including, but not limited to nursing units, cleaning and stocking of patients rooms and other unit areas, and direct patient care within the scope of defined practice. Functions under the direct supervision of the shift primary nurse. Cares for patients in the adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Performs clinical duties in accordance with population-specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.

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Job Duties & Responsibilities
Care is provided for a wide variety of illnesses, including, but not limited to: Sepsis, Respiratory: COPD, Pneumonia, Flu, Diabetes, GI: Abdominal Pain (non-surgical), N/V/D, Gastritis, GI Bleed, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Medical Neuro (AMS, dementia), Medical patients with tracheostomy from the previous admission
Obtains and reports basic patient physiological data (such as vital signs, weight, skin condition, color, and character of urine and stool)
Utilizes proper body mechanics, provides for positioning, mobility hygiene, ADL, and/or comfort needs according to procedure and direction
Monitors p.o. intake and urine output, recording amount on appropriate forms
Promptly identifies and reports physical and mental status changes to licensed staff assigned to the patient
Organizes patient care and sets appropriate priorities by implementing physician and nursing orders within prescribed time frames
Performs therapeutic procedures within the parameters of the job description; reporting patients responses to supervising nurse
Makes frequent rounds to patients rooms in addition to responding without prompting to patient call lights, instituting appropriate actions
Orients patient/family/SO to unit & room. Greets patient & family in a positive pleasant manner with each encounter
Explains procedure or care to be provided to the patient prior to the start of the procedure
Accurately & timely records patient data and forwards to supervisory staff within established time frames
Attains proficiency with all required IT systems to support the clinical staff & accurate documentation of patient care
Places reports (ie:, x-ray, etc.) in patients chart or insures reports are sent to appropriate units
Contributes to patient safety by utilization of Universal Precautions for all patients, careful adherence to NGHS Hand Hygiene policy, providing a safe patient, obtaining and restocking isolation supplies for patients on Infection Precautions
Performs patient transport functions as needed by the unit
Changes out sharps containers located inpatient rooms and district offices when containers are two-thirds full
Completes unit-specific annual competency assessment requirements (Success Factors & Clinical Competency Checklist) within specific timelines


Skills & Requirements
Current Georgia Certified Nursing Assistant or successful completion of Fundamentals of Nursing Course if a nursing student
Must have Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association
Previous experience in patient care setting preferred but not required

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals. NGHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment based on race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
PandoLogic. Keywords: Patient Care Technician (PCT), Location: Royston, GA - 30662Required

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Keywords: NGHS, Athens , Patient Care Technician, Professions , Royston, Georgia

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