Patient Care Technician IJob ID 11584623 Date posted 04/16/2019
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CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a completecompliment of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,500 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees. CarolinaEast Medical Center is the only continuous 5-star rated hospital by CMS in North Carolina.
The Orthopedic Unit is a 30-bed unit postoperative care unit that primarily focuses on total joint and spine surgeries. The goal of the Orthopedic Unit is to provide excellent quality service during patients' hospital stay ensuring the best possible outcome. Quality care includes the utilization of the nursing process in accordance with physicians' orders, established policies and procedures, established professional standards, and administrative hospital-wide policies.
Job Summary: The Patient Care Technician I assists the nursing staff by performing assigned duties for patients and staff under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. The Patient Care Tech I duties include but are not limited to secretarial functions and NA I skills.
Minimum Requirements: High school graduate or equivalency required. Nurses Aide I certificate listed with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services. Some understanding of medical terminology. At least one year of experience in an acute care setting, either as a unit secretary or as a Nurses Aide I preferred. Ability to organize confidential clerical responsibilities and patient care, maintaining workflow despite interruptions and changing priorities. Ability to relate effectively to patients, their families, physicians, staff, and all others using proper channels of communication. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the nursing unit(s). The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/ department's policies and procedures. Maintains current BLS certification.
Shift: Night shift
License or Experience: American Heart Association BLS (CPR) Certification Required Certification Required
Location: CarolinaEast Medical Center
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