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Patient Care Technician

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US

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Requisition Number: 8218

Position Title:

External Description:

Location: Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 36.00

Work Schedule: NIGHT 12.5

Work Shift: 6:45pm - 7:15am with every other weekend commitment.

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York .

Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a RN or physician. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of a RN.

Regulatory Requirements:

· High School graduate or equivalent.

· Current BLS certificate.

· PREFERRED: Connecticut CNA Certification

1. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.

2. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.

3. Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNA's scope of practice.

4. Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers.

5. Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.

6. Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.

7. Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.

8. Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.

9. Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.

10. Answers patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs and makes rounds of assigned patients.

11. Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.

12. Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA scope of practice per state law.

13. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output. Notifies appropriate licensed personnel with variations to normal limits.

14. Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.

15. Observes patient's mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.

16. Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures.

17. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

18. Participates in patient care conferences.

19. Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs and medical staff.

20. Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.

21. Documentation meets current standards and policies.

22. Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc.

23. Treat patient and families with respect and dignity.

24. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful

situations.

25. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

26. Performs Hourly Patient Rounding as required by guidelines and standards.

27. Uses the principles of AIDET in every customer encounter

28. Performs peer rounding on patients at the beginning and end of every shift.

 

EOE, including disability/vets.

 

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Patient Care Technician

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 35559