Sep 23, 2020

PCT, Med/Surg ICU, PRN, Varies

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Tyler, TX, USA
Patient Care Tech

Job Description

Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 70 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed inpatient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service.
Uniquely positioned to be the healthcare leader in East Texas through a partnership with the University of Texas we care for our patients, their families and each other. We do so while training and educating the caregivers of the future. UT Health East Texas brings world-class healthcare to the region making the quality, size, location and diversity of the system an ideal opportunity for those interested in the future of healthcare.
The Patient Care Tech (PCT) I works in partnership with the licensed nurse to support the delivery of care in a safe patient environment that promotes caring and healing. The PCT I demonstrates basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated tasks for age specific populations under the supervision of a licensed nurse. He/she records data as directed by policy and procedure, and reports observations and patient concerns to the licensed nurse. The Patient Care Technician is responsible for assigned non-nursing functions. Duties of a PCT I include, but may not be limited to, obtaining vital signs; assisting patients with basic tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and eating and other ADLs; collecting specimens for lab tests; and assistance with monitoring of patients. The PCT I is competent to perform in at least one general area of practice.

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing technical and human assistance under the direction of licensed personnel to provide care for a defined group of patients to achieve quality patient outcomes.
  • Meets expectations providing assistance with activities of daily living by continuous monitoring and responding to patient needs to ensure quality patient care.
  • Organizes work in order to complete daily assignments by competently performing defined skills in order to meet patient needs/expected outcomes.
  • Maintains clean, orderly and safe environment by appropriate storage, and cleaning of equipment, meal trays, etc., in line with hospital and unit policies.
  • Appropriately utilizes and charges for equipment and supplies by utilizing minimal supplies and crediting unused portions in order to provide cost effective care.
  • Competently delivers therapeutic interventions under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse to meet expected outcomes.
  • Completion of high school or its equivalent.
  • Completion of approved nursing assistant course.
Certification and Licensure:
  • Active CNA certification with the state of Texas
  • BLS required from the American Heart Association
  • Constant walking, standing, bending, stooping and pushing and pulling heavy objects.
  • Potential for cuts, bruises, muscle strains, exposure to airborne pathogens via blood and body fluids and exposure to contagious diseases. May be exposed to hazardous materials.
  • This is an OSHA Category 1 position. Body substance isolation must be practiced.
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).