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Cape Cod Healthcare

Falmouth, MA
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PATIENT CARE TECH-171223-50006785
As a member of the patient care team; performs a variety of technical and other directed care functions with the patient and family as delegated by the Registered Nurse. The Patient Care Tech (PCT) is competent to provide care to patients as further described, ranging from adolescents to geriatrics.
  • Must be courteous to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Participates in patient care and other unit activities under the direct supervision and guidance of the professional Registered Nurse.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living as delegated by RN.
  • Performs direct care activities, including/assisting with bed baths, bed & stretcher making (occupied/unoccupied) for patient flow and efficient turnaround time.
  • Orients patients to their exam room, including clothing list, television, and call lights.
  • Obtains accurate vital signs, height & weight, pulse oximetry, and documents in Emergency Department Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
  • Performs Unit specific (ED/CDU/Fast Track) patient care as directed by RN.
  • Intake & output (I&O excluding IV therapy)
  • Post-Mortem Care; i.e; washes and dresses bodies of deceased persons.
  • 12 Lead EKGs
  • Set up Holter monitoring for patients based on physician order, if needed.
  • Participates in/performs patient rounding (based on acuity) on patients.
  • Provides direct observation (sitter/1:1) as necessary based on department need.
  • Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Performs Glucoscans when required.
  • May be required to retrieve blood products from the Blood Bank.
  • Cleans equipment and supplies as needed during/after patient care process.
  • Inventories assigned rooms and/or requisitions supplies as part of daily assignment.
  • Performs colostomy care, dressing care, and wound care by assisting in the process of a normal saline irrigation of minor wounds (lacerations and/or abrasions).
  • Demonstrates through clinical practice the use of universal precautions, understands the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standards.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and/or practice in the prevention of TB transmission and adheres to all other infection control policies.
  • Must wear facility provided identification badge at all times.
  • Applies inline immobilization device (collars, back board), ordered soft splints, Does appropriate crutch-training.
  • Equipment Inventory, Stocking of Equipment and Linen Appropriately stocks patient rooms, IV carts, linen carts, and specialty carts Checks all Patient Care Equipment In collaboration with clinical team.
  • Performs room turnovers, in preparation for patient use.
  • Other duties assigned within PCT scope and practice of care.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum six (6) months experience in a health care setting
  • Phlebotomy
  • Must have taken the EKG course.
  • CPI within 6 months of hire
  • Must have ability to read, write, understand English
  • Current CNA license, or EMT-P, or recent military medic or Nursing Student (1 year of clinical rotation required and maintaining of 3.0 GPA)
  • Healthcare Professional Basic Life Support BLS.

Schedule Details: 28 Hours per week 56PP, 12a-7a, e/o weekend, occ holidays
Organization: Falmouth Hospital Association
Primary Location: Falmouth
Department: FHA-Emergency Services
Employee Classification: Regular-Regular
Shift: Night
Weekend Shifts: Every Other
Holiday Shifts: Occasional
Posting Start Date: Dec 26, 2017
Posting End Date: Ongoing
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