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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Patient Care Tech, Per Diem in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse performs a variety of duties related to the care and treatment of patients. * * _Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities_ * Assists patients with ADL’s. * Demonstrates proficiency with the taking of vital signs, treatments, procedures, and equipment as demonstrated by the skills checklist and documents appropriately. * Weighs, lifts moves, positions and transports patients as appropriate. * Communicates changes in patient condition in a timely manner. * Maintains a safe and pleasant environment for the patient. * Promptly answers patient lights. * Maintains adequate stock of supplies in each patient room. * Maintains par levels of the clean supply and medication rooms, re-orders items as needed, keeps an accurate list of supplies, re-stocks shelves and maintains a clean environment. * Demonstrates the ability to recognize and deal with emergencies (example CPR, code blue button). * Correctly adds forms to all records as needed (i.e. doctor’s orders, progress notes). * Exchanges needle boxes, replaces gloves in all patient rooms and participates in maintaining a clean, clutter-free environment. * Assists with patient transports at the request of the nurse in charge. * Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical demonstration or written exam: Equipment, Age appropriate behaviors, and Interventions, Blood Glucose monitoring, patient safety devices, EKG procedure, venipuncture, urine testing, and handling of other specimens that may be required. * Reviews, attends, and signs all in-service updates. * Actively participates in own performance appraisal. * Gathers data to assist Registered Nurse with assessments. * Performs scheduled and as needed cleaning of medical equipment and maintaining cleaning logs. * Regular rounding in all clinical areas; assisting with hourly rounding * Maintains infection control processes for all patient populations. (Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, and other protection associated with the care of patients).

_Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Position_

Ability to: * Abides by standards of practice and behavioral standards within a patient and family centered environment * The Patient Care Tech role functions as a supportive role and is not intended to replace the role of the primary RN. Clinical skills and tasks/interventions are performed under the direction or delegation of the RN. * Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, and all other equipment associated with nursing practice. * Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing, bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds. * Ability to use hands, fingers, arms and wrists, hearing, smell, and verbal skills are required in order to perform job duties. _Credentials and Experience Required__ _ For SEIU PCT Grade 10:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years of related experience preferred
  • Completion of IS 100 and decontamination training
  • Completion of Sitter training.
  • BLS – CPR

SEIU PCT Grade 12: Qualified applicants who hold EMT or LPN credentials _Special Requirements_ * Available to work day, evening and/or night shift. Rotation on weekends as assigned. Rotate to units as assigned. * Willing to work additional shifts as assigned. * May be exposed to the following hazards:temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting. Exposure to various hazards in handling patient transports. * Available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties. * Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

Job: *Nursing Support-Other

Organization: *Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)

Title: Patient Care Tech, Per Diem

Location: MA-Nantucket-NCH Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Requisition ID: 3135590