Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Patient Care Technician in United States

Patient Care Technician

Department Description: Position is posted for Farr 9 a 34 bed inpatient surgical floor with telemetry beds. In Fall of 2017, we will be relocating to Rosenberg 7 a 36 bed inpatient surgical floor with telemetry and intermediate care beds. Primary patient populations will be Pancreatic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Podiatry.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 21606BRJob Summary: Collaborates with a nursing team to provide quality patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with a registered nurse on developing a patient's care plan.

  • Develops and maintains competencies as delegated by a registered nurse, including sterile dressing changes.

  • Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified at risk for preventable injury by the implementation of nursing safety interventions or the use of protective devices/equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse.

  • Reports all patient activity to the registered nurse in a timely manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Patient care experience required through any of the following areas:

CNA, MA, EMT, PCT certificate or currently enrolled nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation.

Completion of BIDMC in-house training program. Allied Health and Physician Assistant program candidates. Home Health Aide.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.


  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

  • Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.