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Patient Care Technician

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Job Description:

In an environment of continuous quality improvement, the Patient Care Technician is responsible for processing physician orders and records appropriate information. Assists the registered nurse and licensed practical nurse in the provision of patient care; maintains communications within and between nursing units. Advises hospital departments on patient activities. Exhibits the MHS Standards of Excellence and exercises strict confidentiality at all times.

Job Requirement:

High School Diploma or GED required

Basic Life Support (BLS) required – will obtain during hospital orientation

Interpersonal skills, clerical, numerical and manual dexterity, color vision and near visual acuity

Proper lifting techniques and body mechanics

Ability to read, write and do math as generally demonstrated by a high school diploma or GED

Job Functions:

1. Performs hourly rounding.

2. Performs clerical functions including maintaining chart order, answering telephones, and entering of written physician's orders in Meditech.

3. Coordinates patient flow and flow of information in collaboration with the charge nurse to maintain communication between departments.

4. Assists with all aspects of patient care and non-patient care (i.e. cleanliness of unit, ordering of supplies) within their scope of practice as assigned by RN and documents in Meditech as appropriate.

5. Assists with patient/family teaching as appropriate.

6. Assists with the maintenance of supplies and equipment.

7. Enters daily outpatient and observation room charges.

8. Complies with all safety and infection control standards related to position.

9. Utilizes appropriate interpersonal communication which facilitates productive relationships with other team members.

10. Facilitates a positive and caring relationship with others by utilizing trust and mutual respect.

11. Establishes a therapeutic relationship between patient, family and self, based on empathy and trust.

12. Promotes a positive patient experience.

13. Seeks help from appropriate resources as needed.

14. Maintains current knowledge of and practices within the scope of hospital policies.

15. Maintains open lines of communication between self and professional staff.

16. Clarifies any unclear communication between members of the healthcare team.

17. Uses proper channels of authority in communicating information.

18. Assumes responsibility for own behavior.

19. Maintains compliance in RQI.

20. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Surgery:

1. Assists in all aspects of patient care and non-patient care within their scope of practice.

2. Assist in the maintenance of: supplies/equipment/cleanliness of the nursing unit.

3. Complies with all safety and infection control standards r/t position of nurse aide.

4. Maintains open lines of communication between self and professional staff.

5. Provides patient care as assigned by charge nurse/team leader.

6. Assists with teaching the patient/family/significant other.

7. Assists in the maintenance of supplies and equipment.

8. Assists surgical staff (professional/technical).

9. Completes required competencies.

10. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future. Our dedicated physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff work to provide compassionate, patient-centered care with some of the most advanced technology and treatment options available in healthcare today.

Memorial Health System is comprised of a network of two hospitals with a freestanding emergency department, four surgery centers, two cancer centers, and primary care and specialty clinics throughout the region. With our mission to bring a full continuum of health services, provided with excellence, to the communities within the region, we strive to reach our vision to be an unparalleled service leader and the region’s preferred provider of health services.

- Marietta Memorial Hospital is a 199-bed trauma level 3 hospital with an emergency department, two surgery centers, physician offices, and Strecker Cancer Center located in Marietta, Ohio.

- Selby General Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with an emergency department and a focus on providing orthopedic care to patients with a surgery center and inpatient rehabilitation services.

- Belpre Medical Campus comprised of a freestanding emergency department and a variety of outpatient services such as pain management, oncology, endoscopy, IV therapy, and physical therapy, just to name a few.

- Wayne Street Medical Campus is a physician office complex that provides ease and convenience to patients to obtain services from primary care to specialties such as audiology, ENT, pediatrics, OB/GYN and allergy and immunology.

As our services continue to grow, so does our need for experienced registered nurses. We are looking for skilled, compassionate nurses that exude our Standards of Excellence to:

Seek to understand needs and strive to exceed expectations

Keep the patient at the center of everything we do

Treat all people with courtesy and respect

Show care and compassion in everything we do and say

Connect with every person to build a trusting relationship

To find out more about our health system, please visit us at www.mhsystem.org .

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Marietta , Patient Care Technician, Other , Marietta, Georgia

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