Role Purpose :
The Patient Care Technician is responsible for provision ofpatient care activities and related non-clinical activities necessary for careof patients and maintenance of nursing units.
These duties are performed underthe direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician. Duties would include, but notbe limited to, personal care and fingersticks.
Vital signs and fingersticks : Takes vital signs and does fingersticks according to Physician's orders and patient status.
Reports out of parameter readings.
Skin : observes for skin irritation and breakdown and reports.
Mental status : notes changes in alertness, orientation and mood and reports.
Physical ability : identifies changes in strength and Coordination and reports.
Prioritization : answers call lights immediately. Reports patient's needs without delay. Performs tasks in a timely manner.
Personal hygiene : assist or provides for bathing, oral care, linen changes, shaving and hair care.
Activities : follows directions for patient activities including turning, chair and ambulation.
Diet : passes trays and snacks in a timely manner. Feeds or assists patient as needed.
Accurately and legibly record all vital signs, personal care, activities, fingersticks, diet, snacks and I&O.
Neatness : provides for orderly patient areas.
High school graduate or GED required.
Current Missouri CNA certificate, Missouri EMTlicense, or Fundamental of Nursing course completed. BLS required within 3months of hire.
CPI certification required within 3 months of hire.
Ability to lift and ambulate patient.
Willingness and ability to complete patient caretech course and orientation. Ability and willing to rotate shifts and adjust toschedule changes.
Ability to work under emotional and physical stress. Highlevel of interpersonal / communication skills in order to relate effectively tophysicians, health center staff, clients, patients and their families.
Previous experience in direct patient carepreferred or relevant education; background in medical field which can beapplied.
Physical Requirements :
Employeesin this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physicalcapabilities :
Lifting, carrying, pushing and / or pulling up to101 lbs.
Stooping, kneeling and / or crouching daily.
Standing or walking more than 9 hours a day
Running to respond to patient emergencies
Reaching, grasping, fingering, and / or feelingmore than 6 hours a day
Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguishskin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to readtelemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguishvarious body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
Audio acuity to discern sounds made by varioustypes of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improperoperation.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Audrain
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain opened in 1918 asAudrain Medical Center. Today, the 89-bed community hospital offers a range ofservices including emergency
care, cardiology services, medical imaging, men's healthservices, women and child services, and diabetes education. The hospitalfeatures the J.
B. & Greta B. Arthur Cancer Center, the Jordan-Waters HeartCenter and Healthworks Rehabilitation services.