PATIENT CARE TECH II - 100069160
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Maywood, IL 60141
- Position Summary: Performs a variety of direct patient care procedures to assist the unit manager, professional staff and physicians in providing patient care focused on the needs of the patient. Position Requirements: Minimum Education: Required: High School Diploma plus training acquired through work experience or education Minimum Experience: Required: None Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience Licensure/Certifications: Required: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Position Responsibilities: GENERAL PATIENT CARE – Meets the comfort and hygiene needs of the patient by providing care services such as bathing, oral hygiene procedures, hair care, bed pan/urinal use, skin care and garment, linen and bedding changes. TECHNICAL CARE – Assists with completion of patient testing and treatment procedures, sets up and primes IV tubing, 12-lead ECG, simple tracheostomy suctioning and care, changes dressings, obtains blood specimens utilizing appropriate skin puncture and venipuncture techniques, performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation, obtains wound and throat cultures. EQUIPMENT – Assists physician and professional staff in equipment supply and set up. TRANSPORT – Assists with ambulating patients with assistive devices such as crutches and with transfer/transport procedures. COMMUNICATION – Performs required documentation and communicates in a competent and effective manner to meet patient and/or family needs and regulatory requirements. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT – Utilizes time and resources effectively to promote quality and cost outcomes. Other department specific duties as assigned.