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PCT III PCU - Nights

Heart Hospital of Austin - Austin, Texas

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Job Code: 25960-52543

Full-time

Nights (rotating weekends)

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES (The essential responsibilities and accountabilities of this position including interactions with other departments and outside vendors, if applicable, in PRIORITY order.)

 

1) Primary Functions

 

·         Assures admission paperwork is available and actively participates in the admission process.

·         Actively participates in administering patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.

·         Responds to patients needs in a timely manner.

·         Assists patients with ADL’s including meals, bathing, and hygiene needs.

·         Performs/assists with range of motion exercises and ambulation. Performs cardiac rehab. exercises with patients per protocol.

·         Performs/assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher. Transports patients as needed.

·         Reports abnormal conditions to the RN in a timely manner.

·         Maintains personal responsibility for professional growth and development.

·         Applies the knowledge of growth and development to appropriate patient populations.

·         Maintains patient confidentiality.

·         Maintains universal precautions.

·         Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

 

2) Technical Activities

·         Observes intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations and reports any non-functioning line visually observed.

·         Performs oral suctioning with a Yankauers.

·         Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including inputting patient specific data for hemodynamic monitor use, SaO2, and EKG.

·         Demonstrates ability to perform 12 lead EKG.

·         Collects specimens such as urine, stool, or sputum.

·         Obtains weight and basic patient information for new admissions.

·         Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment, and reports abnormalities/unanticipated changes to RN.

·         Performs blood glucose monitoring.

·         Demonstrates basic phlebotomy skills.

·         Performs urinary catheterization.

·         Performs ostomy care.

·         Administers non-medicated enemas.

·         Performs surgical preps on patients.

·         Ability to assist RN/MD in removal of sheath and applies manual pressure or c-clamp after hemostasis has been established.

·         Observes sheath site for signs of bleeding and notifies RN of any changes.

·         Ability to apply single dressings and to assist RN with more complex dressings.

·         Provides clerical support as needed.

 

3) Staff/Unit Responsibilities

·         Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.

·         Participates in peer review.

·         Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students.

·         Maintains and develops own professional competencies.

·         Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.

·         Assists in interdepartmental service coordination.

·         Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization

·         Review program.

·         Assumes a role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.

·         Provides services to the physicians, within his/her scope of practice.

·         Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross training).

·         Demonstrates willingness to staff other areas of the hospital as needed.

·         Assists with patient charges as are necessary.

·         Maintains knowledge of and confirms to hospital policy and procedure.

·         Assures that patient equipment and supplies are available and are in working condition.

 

4) Emergency Room PCT Responsibilities

·         Acts as a resource for information and comfort to the families of patients.

·         Promotes patient-focused environment.

·         Communicates effectively with all level of hospital personnel.

·         Assists in facilitation of emergency treatment to minimize any delay.

·         Maintains a safe and clean environment.

 

5) Operating Room PCT Responsibilities

·         Provides quality individualized nursing care to the perioperative patient and family.

·         Implements established techniques, policies, and procedures under the direction of an RN.

·         Fosters an environment conducive to the dynamic changing pace of today's technology through continuous review and assessment of perioperative care.

·         Actively supports the coordination of staffing patterns, patient procedures, and physician cases-efficiently and cost effectively.

 

6) Cath Lab PCT Responsibilities

·         Assists RN with patient assessment pre, peri, and post procedure.

·         Maintains a safe, aseptic environment.

·         Adheres to procedural protocols.

·         Maintains equipment in proper working order.

·         Participates in total maintenance of department.

 

7) Professionalism

·         Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.

·         Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback.

·         Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.

·         Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees – is a positive team member.

·         Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.

 

8) Initiative

·         Offers input in specific work plans and due dates.

·         Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.

·         Effectively prioritizes assignments.

·         Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.

·         Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.

·         Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods.

 

9) Key Relationships

·         Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

·         Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.

·         Proactive in meeting customer’s needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.

·         Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions.

·         Participates in education/development of peers and other staff

 

10) Annual Requirements

·         SDH Annual Education

·         Attendance Requirements

·         Adheres to Department Dress Code

·         Code of Conduct Refresher Course

·         Other

o   Annual Competency Training (if applicable)

o   BLS (if required)

o   ACLS (if required)

o   PALS (if required)

 

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Required:

 

High School Graduate/Equivalent

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required:

 

BLS certification required prior to end of orientation

 

High School Diploma/GED

Last Edited: 03/20/2017

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