Patient Care Technician - Women's Cancer, Casual (16 hours), Days
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Chicago, IL 60290
Casual, 16 hours per week
two 8 hour shifts
The Patient Care Technician’s primary function is to assist and support the Professional Registered Nurse in all aspects of direct and indirect patient care activities. The Patient Care Technician functions as a member of the unit staff under the direction and supervision of the professional Registered Nurse. Direct Patient Care Activities: Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge process; Takes and records temperature, pulse, respirations, weight for adults and/or neonates, height, and blood pressure; Measures and records intake and output including output from drains; Applies cardiac monitor/oximetry; Obtains EKG; Adheres to the infant security protocol (accurate assessment of band placement); Performs normal newborn hearing screening; Obtains capillary blood glucose for adults and/or neonates; Performs phlebotomy; Applies Fetal Monitor equipment on pregnant patients; Discontinues heplocks and foley catheters; Administers enemas; Collects specimens (urine, stool, blood and sputum) on adults and/or neonates; Makes rounds of patients and anticipates their needs and observes newborns in the nursery; Responds to patient call lights in a timely manner, especially emergency lights; Distributes fresh drinking water and nourishments to patients; Prepares patients for meals; assists or feeds patients as necessary; Feeds normal newborns as assigned; Provides morning care, bed baths and evening care according to established Nursing Care Procedures; Provides peri-care to appropriate patients; Provides newborn care to the infant including bath, dressing, obtaining foot prints, assistance with feeding (bottle and breast), glucose checks; Makes occupied and unoccupied beds; Ambulates patients and instructs on walker, cane and crutch walking as appropriate for assigned unit; Assists with pre-and post-operative care; positions patients as ordered; applies special equipment for safety; lifts and turns patients with proper and safe body mechanics and available resources; Applies comfort and safety measures (side rails and call lights); Sets up oxygen and suction equipment and other respiratory equipment for adults and/or neonates; Applies dressings to Stage I and Stage II skin breakdown; Prepares patient room for MD or RN assessment, evaluation, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; Assists with procedures in the normal newborn nursery as directed; Transports patients, equipment and/or supplies during urgent and emergent situations and to front door on discharge; Responds to emergency situations, secures assistance and initiates basic life support; Reports observations and documents appropriately; Promptly notifies RN of any change in patient condition; Performs post-mortem care and transports bodies to the morgue when necessary; Assumes responsibility for the care of patient’s prosthetic devices, hearing aides, dentures, eye glasses, etc
- One year of college or nursing education or equivalent experience preferred. Previous experience in a health care setting preferred with a demonstrated ability to relate to patients, family, nursing and medical staff.
- Associates or Bachelor’s degree.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.
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