Providence Health & Services Patient Care Tech - Emergency Services (.6 Days) in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Patient Care Tech - Emergency Services (0.6 FTE, Days) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR
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We are seeking a Patient Care Tech - Emergency Services who will be under direct supervision this position is accountable to the bedside RN and charge nurse to facilitate a safe and secure environment for the patient, family and providers in the department in completion of the duties assigned to them for the shift and maintaining clear communication between the needs of the patient through the RN and Charge Nurse. These activities focus on maintaining a safe, hazard free, clean environment which facilitates patient focused care
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Demonstrate understanding of and provides care according to patient’s care plan. These duties are under the direct supervision of a licensed RN and performed according to the staff members validated competencies.
Perform duties that assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment.
Transport labs, transport and/or escort patients, and act as a patient constant observer.
Communicate effectively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment. Utilize the “Hand Off of Communication Tools, “SBAR”.
Communicate in a compassionate and professional manner with all staff, patients, families, providers, and visitors.Watch patient closely for changes in their health and responds by informing RN immediately. Also report problematic and unusual circumstances in a timely and consistent manner, to RN partner or charge nurse
Electronically document information in an accurate, concise and timely manner. Competent in the input and retrieval of this information within the patient’s medical record. Responsible for documenting vital signs, I/Os, weights, meal intake, activities of daily living and any other necessary information
Possess knowledge of the Hospital and National Patient Safety Goals
Use at least two ways of identifying patients, name and date of birth
Use hand cleaning guidelines, before and after patient contact.
Exercise all preventative measures in patient fall prevention as outlined in Falls Prevention Policies and Procedures
Possess knowledge of patient care needs for maintaining skin integrity. Report redness to Registered Nurse responsible for patient care
Assist in scheduling treatments and tests and the printing patient labels. Oversee the front desk operations, including the welcoming and check-in of patients, families and visitors
Maintain and operates multiple telecommunications systems. Understand and able to coordinate the process for downtime slips. Facilitate inter-department communication regarding transfers, admits and discharges
Maintain and operate multiple pieces of equipment in a safe and effective manner to improve patient care.
During a code, assist code team by obtaining necessary equipment, supplies and people
Assist in the patient admitting, transfer, and discharge procedure. Transport patients via wheelchair and stretcher
Assist in orientation/teaching other hospital employees
Responsible for maintaining, ordering and stocking unit supplies in an efficient and cost effective manner. May arrange environmental maintenance and repairs as needed and follow up on work orders not completed
Prepare rooms for procedure, with required equipment and supplies stocked to appropriate levels
Clean designated unit specific equipment according to Infection Control standards
Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Medical Terminology Course or successful completion of hospital Medical terminology test within 90 days of hire
Six (6) months health care experience.
Effective interpersonal skills
Demonstrated customer service skills
Basic Life Support (American Heart Association) certified. Successful completion within 90 days of hire
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 331227