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UPMC Patient Care Technician (PART-TIME) Rehab Stroke in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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UPMC Mercy is hiring a part-time Patient Care Technician to support its Rehab Stroke unit!

This position requires rotating shifts as well as 12 hour shifts.

At UPMC Mercy’s 24-bed stroke rehabilitation unit, each patient receives both an individualized and multidisciplinary approach to stroke care. UPMC Mercy is a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center as accredited by the Joint Commission and UPMC Rehabilitation is proud to continue to support patients through each phase of rehabilitation and recovery throughout their continuum of care. We are dedicated to guiding and supporting patients and families through the challenges of stroke rehabilitation, and we recognize that each person’s needs are different. Our team encompasses the physiatrist who oversees rehabilitation techniques, medical management, and methods of treating and preventing impairment in conjunction with UPMC Mercy. The patient care team also includes rehabilitation nurses who manage various aspects of the patients care and education; physical therapists who focus on restoring movement and function; occupational therapist who work with the patient on recovering skill needed for everyday living; speech language pathologist who work with communication, swallowing, and cognition; Case Managers who help direct each patients plan of care; neuropsychologist’s who help treat a patients memory, thinking, and concentration, and amongst some of the specialties that we have to offer our patient’s. As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States, stroke patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to assist with stroke recovery and comprehensive outpatient services.

As a Patient Care Technician (PCT), you will provide routine patient care and support the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times. A PCT must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND at least 4 of the following hospital identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal.

Responsibilities:

  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.

  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments.

  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.

  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.

  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.

  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.

  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.

  • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.

  • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.

  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and colleagues.

  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.

  • Completes department clerical functions as needed.

  • Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) AND at least four of the following BU identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal.

  • Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN.

  • May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.

  • Provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living.

  • Assists with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonary therapies.

  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

  • Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information.

  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.

  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.

  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.

  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

  • Supports department based projects and quality initiatives.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing program.

  • Successful completion of basic information system training.

  • Microcomputer experience preferred.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.

  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

REQNUMBER: 775800

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