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Patient Care Technician

Company: Nucleus Healthcare
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Nucleus Healthcare is seeking a qualified Patient Care Technician -candidate to join a prestigious academic health system in Columbia, MO. -Take the next step in your career and thrive in an environment where you are respected, challenged, and offered endless opportunities to define your career path!Our partner nurtures a workplace culture you can thrive in.

  • Becker Healthcare's 150 Top Places to Work -
  • "Just Culture" organizationSmall town charm. Big opportunities.Columbia, MO, is an up-and-coming university town in the heart of Missouri known for its
    • prestigious public university
    • healthcare system
    • public schools
    • division 1 sports
    • affordable cost of living and housingWith a thriving cultural and culinary scene, many outdoor activities, and easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, you can have the best of both worlds: the charm of a small town with the convenience of modern amenities and top-notch healthcare.Benefits that matter.
      • Paid-for tuition from the local top-rated university
        • Up to 75% for you and 50% for spouses and children
        • Includes all locations and online
        • Generous retirement program- 8% match on 401k!
        • Student loan repayment program
        • 100% paid leave for parents and caregivers for up to four weeks - effective January 2024
        • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including mental health support
        • Defined career paths and clinical ladder for clinical technologistsPaid Time Off (Exempt)--- -
          • 0-5 years: 17 Days--- -
          • 5+ Years: 22 Days--- ---- -Personal Days--- -
            • 4 Days--- ---- -Sick Days--- -
              • 12 Days---Pay Rate--- -
                • $16.68/hour - $26.31/hour based on experienceShift
                  • All shifts availableJob DescriptionTo evaluate a patient's condition and administer basic emergency care in the hospital emergency center. -
                    • Assist patients with personal hygiene; Assist patients with the use of urinal/bedpan and emptying such; turn, position, and transfer patients; assist patients in/out of the wheelchair and on/off transport carts; transport patients via wheelchair, stretcher, or bed; observe patients for unexpected signs/symptoms and report to Registered Nurse in a timely manner; apply and monitor patients placed on restrictive devices; obtain and document vital signs, intake/output and weigh patients using standup or bed scales; obtain and document point of care testing; obtain urine, stool, and sputum specimens; perform EKG's and oral suctioning; discontinue Foley Catheters, and may perform venipuncture to obtain a blood sample. -
                    • Assist with patient admission/discharge, unpacking/packing of personal belongings; obtain personal care items; answer patient call lights promptly, relay information to appropriate staff in a timely manner if unable to meet patient needs; provide frequent offers of assistance and comfort measures to patients to assure patient satisfaction and care needs are met; assist with meal delivery and patient feeding; distribute ice water; obtain additional food/fluids as directed. Maintain a neat and clean patient environment by performing the following tasks cleaning and transporting equipment and supplies, cleaning the patient care unit, including bathtubs and showers, removing equipment and bedding upon patient discharge, preparing patient rooms for next patient admission, keeping hallways and nurse's station clean, cleaning dirty utility rooms, linen carts, and refrigerators and keeping blanket warmers neat and orderly. - -
                    • Maintain unit supplies by performing the following tasks restocking, ordering, and applying patient charges; distributing and changing unoccupied and occupied bed linens; delivering specimens (including blood) to the lab and delivering equipment and supplies to other departments as directed. - -
                    • Transcribe physician orders if cross-trained to do so; collect and document data for the non-RN portion of the Patient Admission History, if directed by RN; document patient data and care provided promptly and accurately. May complete unit/department-specific duties as outlined in department documents. -Required Qualifications--- -
                      • Completion of professional or practical nursing fundamentals course, EMT experience within the past three (3) years, or EMT-B or EMT-I license. EMTs without prior clinical experience (within the past three (3) years) must complete a supervised clinical log within ninety (90) days. ---- - -Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. This position is very active and requires ambulating, reaching, and moving objects weighing up to and over 20 lbs. This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. This position is in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts, holidays, and work during inclement weather will be required.--- ---- -Nucleus Healthcare--- -Who We Are--- -Purpose-built, patient-minded, and mission-driven, Nucleus is trusted by major hospitals, health systems, and life sciences organizations with a vision to redefine how healthcare does business.------ ---- -What We Do--- -Nucleus Healthcare ("Nucleus") delivers next-generation human capital management to empower people who power healthcare. Rooted in talent management, Nucleus provides services and solutions that have yielded more than 7,500 hires in healthcare for all levels and roles.--- - -Our Mission------ -Empower the people who power healthcare.--- ---- -Our Vision------ -Redefining the way healthcare does business.--- ---- -Our Values--- -We deliver results --- We are committed --- We are precise --- We are change agents --- We are ONE team --- We are fueled by passion and purpose. -#appcastmu

Keywords: Nucleus Healthcare, Columbia , Patient Care Technician, Professions , Portland, Missouri

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