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Patient Care Technician (PCT) - Med Psych/Behavioral Health Unit - Full Time - Nights

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Kenner
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

This job works collaboratively under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse to maintain patient safety and provide for the delivery of basic patient care. May provide constant observation of the patient and notifies nursing personnel of changes in behavior or status and when leaving the room, and intervenes as needed to maintain patient safety. Communicates effectively with co-workers, patients, family and visitors. They perform all functions delegated by the nurse staff and adhere to the policies and procedures. This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.-Education-Required --High School diploma or equivalentWork ExperienceRequired --None.Preferred- -Hospital and telemetry experience.-CertificationsRequired --Current Louisiana Certification as a Nurses' Assistant (CNA)Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association to be obtained within 60 days from hire.Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skillsJob Duties
    • Assists with plan of care as delegated by staff nurse within scope of practice.
    • Maintains a clean and safe environment in the patient care area.
    • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned areas.
    • Communicates patient care needs effectively with patients, families, and other staff members, including multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Completes documentation of patient related tasks.
    • Maintains professional certifications and technical knowledge.
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
    • Other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.-Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.PandoLogic. Keywords: Patient Care Technician (PCT), Location: Kenner, LA - 70097

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