1+ months

334160 Patient Care Tech Float

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Pennsylvania Hospital is currently seeking a per diem Patient Care Tech Float. The Patient Care Tech Float delivers patient care that is patient and family centered. Incorporates team focused, collegial relationships to ensure patient safety and improve outcomes. Maintains organizational competencies of superior quality care, critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates accountability to the patient, family, self and the healthcare team. Provides superior quality care and assumes responsibility and accountability for their role in performance outcomes while supporting PAH's Relationship Based Care Model.Reports directly to the Registered Nurse.Accountabilities Include:Customer Service:¢ Answers call bell- intercom system¢ Responsible for the 4Ps program of Pain, Positioning, Potty and Perimeter. Performed and measured by hourly rounding¢ Responsible for all aspects of care, which involve the patient environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: room setup for patient admission, removing of patient care items upon discharge, and general room cleanliness¢ Performs AM care/ PM care as instructed. AM/PM care includes but is not limited to complete/partial and set up bath, mouth/ denture care, hair grooming, facial shave¢ Prepare patient and belongings for discharge¢ Assist patient will all aspects of dietary necessities as follows: Set up meal trays, assists patient with feeding and/ or perform complete patient feed. Perform calorie counts, maintain Aspiration precautions.¢ When applicable, ensure all patients have fresh water pitcher at their bedside.¢ All patients are consistently addressed appropriately by preferred name unless patient has verbally specified another form of address. Will appropriately introduce self and role in care¢ Respects patient need for privacy, as appropriate, and maintains a quiet environment and low noise levels¢ Demonstrates ability to prioritize multiple patient and/ or family requestsClinical:¢ Monitors vital signs for assigned patients and immediately reports abnormalities¢ Obtains and documents Blood sugar by properly utilizing blood glucose equipment. Immediately reports out of range results¢ Performs all unit based point of care testing¢ Documents intake and output on all patients as indicated. Intake will include all oral intake. Output may include drainage as urine, stool and/ or emesis via catheters, NGT/ Salem sump, hemovac, or Jackson Pratt.¢ Obtaining and documenting patient weight by using standing/ bed scales¢ Reports skin breakdown¢ Performs Phlebotomy¢ Performs 12 lead EKG¢ Performs post mortem careSafety:¢ Calls CRT/ responds during emergency (Fire/safety)¢ Performs proper care of products: air mattress, teds, A pumps/ foot pumps¢ Promote patient safety: Maintaining fall precautions, applying wrist restraints, applying vest restraints, providing continuous observation per policy¢ Performs safe patient transfers utilizing proper ergonomics. Transfers include bed to chair, bed to wheelchair, bed to stretcher and unit to unit. Transfers include to and from¢ Adheres to appropriate Invasive Line Safety (IVs, ventilators, arterial lines, central lines, chest tubes, all other drainage tubes¢ Disposes of biohazard (bloody material) in red trash cans¢ Teamwork¢ Stocks rooms and / or supply carts/ areas¢ Receives report on each assigned patient at the start of each shift¢ Reports off to Registered Nurse, on each assigned patient prior to breaks and the end of each shift¢ Consistently follows all expectations associated with Pennsylvania Hospitals Standards for Service Excellence¢ Consistently demonstrate the four basic characteristics for the foundation of a healthy team: Trust, Mutual respect, Consistent and visible support, open and honest communication¢ Will respectfully and professionally address team members who are negatively affecting teamwork ensuring patient has best possible experience

- The qualified candidate must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. \n- Current BLS certification from AHA required.\n- A Nursing Assistant Certification is required, or must be a Nursing Student with at least 1 semester rotation on a medical surgical unit.

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Posted: 2020-08-24 Expires: 2020-12-19

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334160 Patient Care Tech Float

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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