Nursing Support (Patient Care Tech) - Oakland & Shadyside Lo
Posted on May 18, 2019 by UPMC
Employer Presbyterian is one of our flagship facilities, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and is located right in the heart of Oakland. Employer Shadyside is the other flagship facility, has a focus within Oncology, Orthopaedics, Heart medicine and more, and is located in the heart of Shadyside!
Nursing support staff typically work rotating 12-hour shifts.With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, we encourage you to apply and learn more today!
Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient care provided at Employer. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay.
Assisting patients with activities of daily living including assisting with bathing, dressing and other hygiene needs
The PCT provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.
Interacting and attending to patients and their families on a regular basis, to ensure patient satisfaction
Working hand in and hand with the nursing staff to report any changes in the patients well-being or changes in their conditions
Working directly with patients to re-position and assist them in and out of beds, bedside chairs, and wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers (with assistance as needed).
Performing basic clinical skills such as weighing patients, taking blood pressures/pulses/respirations, collecting and measuring specimen
Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches.
Transporting patients, by pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and other units.
Depending upon the role, a PCT may also perform several advanced skills such as drawing blood, performing EKGs (heart monitor tracings), changing simple wound dressings, removing bladder catheters, and removing IV catheters from veins.
- High school diploma required
- Applicants without previous hospital experience who are hired will be provided, and required to successfully complete a training course.
- This course is held over 7 consecutive weekdays duringdaylighthours.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR within 30 days of beginning employment
Act 34 Criminal Clearance
Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Employer is an equal opportunity employer
Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Salary Range: $14.61 to $22.93/hour
Union Position: No