Patient Care Technician PRN
Company: Poinciana Medical Center
Posted on: September 14, 2021
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
Poinciana Medical Center is a four-story, 150,000 square foot
hospital with 70 private beds and a six-bed private ICU. We provide
a full range of acute care services including emergency services,
inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging, inpatient and
outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, laboratory, pharmacy,
and a full range of support services. Our ED is approximately
14,500 square feet and consists of 22 private treatment rooms, an
EMS entrance and a helicopter pad.
Position Summary: The Patient Care Technician
(PCT) delivers high quality, patient-centered care by performing a
variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common
nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the
supervision of the registered nurse (RN), the PCT assists the
nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the
PCT's skills/training and the needs of the Department, and
consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a
clean, well-organized, and sage patient care environment. The PCT
complies with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the
State Board of Nursing rules for unlicensed
Participates in the implementation of nursing care
plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the
supervision of the licensed nurse.
Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient
information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions
data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen
saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output and calorie
Documents observations, interactions, patient
responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral
changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual
patients to the RN/Team Leader.
Assists with mobility by regular turning and
positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with use of
walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to
and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with
discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
Provides or assists with non-medicated support care,
including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection,
application of heat or ice, and venous compression
Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens
for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and
timely transfer of specimen.
Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage room, or
tube system, and delivers to licensed staff member as
Assists with patient preparation for surgery or
Orients patients/families/caregivers to room and
Assists patients with activities of daily living to
include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming,
and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.
Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to
call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient
needs and resolve them proactively.
Follows patient and employee safety/security
policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal
precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to
Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient
rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
Assists with post-mortem care.
Assists in the setup, removal and cleaning of
equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates
Performs clerical work as needed, including
assembling and maintaining charts, filing, answering and
transferring phones, and relaying messages.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- 1 year of experience in an acute care setting is
- C.N.A Certification in State Of Florida is
- Current BLS through American Heart Association
required on all clinical nursing units.
- CPI required for Behavioral Health.
Critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal
communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written
instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC
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