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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Patient Care Tech - ED, Per Diem in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Per Diem, Rotating shifts

Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse performs a variety of duties related to the care and treatment of patients.

_Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities_

  • Assists patients with ADL’s.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with the taking of vital signs, treatments, procedures, and equipment as demonstrated by the skills checklist and documents appropriately.
  • Weighs, lifts, moves, positions and transports patients as appropriate.
  • Communicates changes in patient condition in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a safe and pleasant environment for the patient.
  • Promptly answers patient lights.
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies in each patient room.
  • Maintains par levels of the clean supply and medication rooms, re-orders items as needed, keeps an accurate list of supplies, re-stocks shelves and maintains a clean environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and deal with emergencies (example CPR, code blue button).
  • Correctly adds forms to all records as needed (i.e. doctor’s orders, progress notes).
  • Exchanges needle boxes, replaces gloves in all patient rooms and participates in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment.
  • Assists with patient transports at the request of the nurse in charge.
  • Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical demonstration or written exam: Equipment, Age appropriate behaviors, and Interventions, Blood Glucose monitoring, patient safety devices, EKG procedure, venipuncture, urine testing, and handling of other specimens that may be required.
  • Reviews, attends, and signs all in-service updates.
  • Actively participates in own performance appraisal.
  • Gathers data to assist Registered Nurse with assessments.
  • Performs scheduled and as needed cleaning of medical equipment and maintaining cleaning logs.
  • Regular rounding in all clinical areas; assisting with hourly rounding
  • Maintains infection control processes for all patient populations. (Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients).

_Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Position_

Ability to:

  • Abides by standards of practice and behavioral standards within a patient and family centered environment
  • The Patient Care Tech role functions as a supportive role and is not intended to replace the role of the primary RN. Clinical skills and tasks/interventions are performed under the direction or delegation of the RN.
  • Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, and all other equipment associated with nursing practice.
  • Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.
  • Ability to use hands, fingers, arms and wrists, hearing, smell, and verbal skills are required in order to perform job duties.

_Credentials and Experience Required___

For SEIU PCT Grade 10:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years of related experience preferred
  • Completion of IS 100 and decontamination training
  • Completion of Sitter training.
  • BLS – CPR

SEIU PCT Grade 12:

  • Qualified applicants who hold EMT or LPN credentials

_Special Requirements___

  • Available to work day, evening and/or night shift. Rotation on weekends as assigned. Rotate to units as assigned.
  • Willing to work additional shifts as assigned.
  • May be exposed to the following hazards:temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting. Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports.
  • Available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties.
  • Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

Job: *Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Associate

Organization: *Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)

Title: Patient Care Tech - ED, Per Diem

Location: MA-Nantucket-NCH Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Requisition ID: 3228527