Patient Care Tech I
Company: Emory Healthcare
Posted on: January 27, 2023
JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs assigned patient care and observation
duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or LPN,
including but not limited to: cleaning the patient's room,
operating various clinical equipment, helping with emergencies,
assisting with patient procedures, collecting and transporting
patient specimens and completing applicable forms. Communicates
with patients, families and members of the patient care team.
Maintains hospital and unit-specific competencies. As part of a
patient focused service, promotes a supportive and healing
environment so that customer and staff satisfaction are enhanced.
Assists in emergency situations as directed by an RN/LPN. Ensures
that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort, and rest are
provided. Complies with Standard Precautions guidelines, Infection
Control procedures, and safety standards to maintain and promote a
clean and healthy work environment. Assists in the use of
bag-valve-mask device, anti-embolism stockings, pneumatic
compression stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive
spirometer, emergency cart and bedside glucose monitoring machine.
Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers,
wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometer,
sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, and computers. Records patient
intake and output. Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care
according to individual needs by assisting with range of motion,
ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination and hygiene.
Observes and reports significant or unusual information about the
patient and environment to the RN/LPN and documents appropriately
and in a timely manner. Transports patients and patient specimens
throughout the hospital as needed. Contributes to the completion of
patient admission, transfer, and discharge. Assists with postmortem
care. Utilizes appropriate technology to complete all related
processes. Participates in unit-based and system-wide Performance
Improvement program as required by department leadership. Complies
with standards of care and with Department of Nursing and Hospital
policies and procedures. May participate in research projects
impacting patient care areas. Performs other related
responsibilities as required.
- A high school diploma or equivalent (Preferred).
- BLS required.
- Previous healthcare experience preferred, but not required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium-Heavy) 36-75lbs, 0-33% of the work
day (occasionally); 20-35lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently);
10-20lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75lbs max;
Carrying of objects up to 35lbs; Occasional to frequent standing &
walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing,
reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned
work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Factors affecting environment conditions may
vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental
exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen
exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors;
Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold
Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient
care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be
required; Use of personal protective equipment, including
respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on
assigned work area and work tasks
Keywords: Emory Healthcare, Atlanta , Patient Care Tech I, Other , Lithonia, Georgia
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