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Patient Care Tech - Renal Care Unit $2,000 Sign-On Bonus

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Description Providence is calling a Patient Care Technician (PCT) (Renal Care Unit, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable. $2,000 sign-on bonus for eligible external hires that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment. In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and provides care according to Standards of Practice and the patient's care plan. These duties are under the direct supervision of a licensed RN and performed according to the staff members expected competencies
  • Perform duties that assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment
  • Transport labs, obtain clean catch and other types of urine samples, performs point-of-care testing to include blood glucose, transports and/or escort patients, as well as holds patients/infants for care or procedures
  • In appropriate areas: Possibly assist with breastfeeding as a trained Peer Counselor
  • Communicate effectively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment
  • Utilize the "Hand Off of Communication Tools, "SBAR"
  • Communicate in a compassionate and professional manner with all staff, patients, families, providers, and visitors
  • Watch patients closely for changes in their health and responds by informing RN immediately
  • Report problematic and unusual circumstances in a timely and consistent manner, to RN partner or charge nurse
  • Electronically documents information in an accurate, concise and timely manner
  • Competent in the input and retrieval of this information within the patient's medical record
  • Be responsible for documenting vital signs, I/Os, pain scores, weights, meal intake, activities of daily living and any other necessary information
  • Possess knowledge of the Hospital and National Patient Safety Goals:
  • Use at least two ways of identifying patients, name and date of birth
  • Use hand cleaning guidelines, before and after patient contact
  • Exercise all preventative measures in patient fall prevention as outlined in PAMC Falls Prevention Policies and Procedures
  • Possess knowledge of patient care needs for maintaining skin integrity
  • Report redness to Registered Nurse responsible for patient care
  • Follow defined process to ensure paper medical records are routed correctly to HIM to be scanned into the electronic medical record
  • Assist in scheduling treatments and tests and the printing patient labels
  • Oversee the front desk operations, including the welcoming and check-in of patients, families and visitors Required qualifications for this position include:
    • Completion of Medical Terminology course -or- successful completion of hospital Medical terminology test within 90 days of hire Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
      • Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program
      • Six (6) months of health care experience About Providence Alaska Medical Center: Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation's best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific. As the state's largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska! About Providence At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of "Know me, care for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. About the Team Providence has a long history of serving Alaska, beginning when the Sisters of Providence first brought health care to Nome in 1902 during the Gold Rush. This pioneering spirit set the standard for modern health care in Alaska and formed the foundation for Providence's growth as the state's largest private employer and leading health care provider. Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are located in Anchorage, Eagle River, Kodiak Island, Mat-Su, Seward, and Valdez. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, outreach programs, and hospice and home care. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business. We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Requsition ID: 105544 Company: Providence Jobs Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing Job Function: Nursing Schedule: Full time Shift: Day Career Track: Nursing Department: 1017 AK PAMC MEDSURG 2E Address: AK Anchorage 3200 Providence Dr Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Anchorage , Patient Care Tech - Renal Care Unit $2,000 Sign-On Bonus, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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