Patient Care Technician General Med Surg
Company: North Florida Regional Medical Center
Posted on: October 14, 2021
SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
NFRMC is a 510 bed, full-service medical and
surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida for over
49 years. NFRMC offers comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology,
orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and
robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, women’s health
and wound therapy, among other services. NFRMC is fully accredited
by the Joint Commission, is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke
Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center by ACC (American College of
Cardiology), and is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for
Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. NFRMC has also received the
highest scores available recognizing their commitment to patient
safety and quality of care.
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Regional Medical Center’s Medical-Surgical team is a fast-paced
unit caring for adults of all ages, with a variety of disease
processes. From pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis to monkey bites,
you will see it all. No two days will be the same. The
Medical-Surgical unit offers a family atmosphere with work/life
balance and teamwork at the core of our values. The nursing leaders
are dedicated to ensuring extraordinary healthcare is delivered to
the patients we serve. The nursing leaders encourage the team to
reach their fullest professional potential, while supporting the
team member’s career goals! The Medical-Surgical team has above a
90% national certification rate and high employee engagement. As a
team member, you will have many opportunities to share your voice
and guide positive impacts through both facility-level and
unit-level shared governance councils.
unit is often the unit selected to pilot new technology and
initiatives for the facility, allowing team members the opportunity
to learn and master new skills and tools. The team has a belief in
being trained for everything and ready for anything. This belief is
a cornerstone of the foundational experience that you will receive
on the Medical-Surgical team, allowing you to learn, grow, and
challenge yourself every day.
the team and our journey to becoming the best Medical-Surgical team
in the facility, community, and state. The team is dedicated to
enriching our community through extraordinary healthcare with
unmatched dedication and compassion!
Position Description: The
Patient Care Tech delivers high quality, patient-centered care by
performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services
related to common nursing functions and activities of daily
living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN),
the PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in
accordance with the PCT's skills/training and the needs of the
Department, and consistently assists the patient care team with
maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care
environment. The PCT complies with all hospital
policies/procedures and observes the State of Board of Nursing
rules or unlicensed personnel.
- Participates in the implementation of nursing
care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the
supervision of the licensed nurse.
- Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient
information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions
data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen
saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie
- Documents observations, interactions, patient
responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral
changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual
patients to the RN/Team Leader.
- Assists with mobility by regular turning and
positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with use of
walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to
and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with
discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.
- Provides or assists with non-medicated support
care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection,
application of heat or ice, and venous compression
- Obtains or assists in the collection of
specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all
labels and timely transfer of specimen.
- Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage
room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as
- Assists with patient preparation for surgery or
- Orients patients/families/caregivers to room and
- Assists patients with activities of daily living
to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care,
grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as
- Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly
to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient
needs and resolve them proactively.
- Follows patient and employee safety/security
policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal
precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to
- Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free
patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.
- Assists with post-mortem care.
- Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of
equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates
- Performs clerical work as needed, including
assembling and maintain charts, filing, answering and transferring
phones, and relaying messages.
- Promotes consistent, positive patient
interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient
- Demonstrates caring and empathy in all
interactions and advocates for patient- and family- centered
approach in all decisions and actions.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills,
including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and
colleagues have a clear understanding of all
- Engages in evidence-based best practices that
enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding,
communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care,
- Participates as an active member of the health
care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to
patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.
- Maintains a professional appearance and
demonstrates behaviors consistent with established
- Assists with orientation of new personnel as
directed. Serves as a positive role model and resource for
- Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the
organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and
providing high quality care to the patients served.
- Monitors unit and individual patient rooms to
assess availability of supplies. Restocks to optimum levels as
- Utilizes charge system for supplies and
- Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct"
and "Mission and Value Statement".
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High School graduate or GED
- CNA Training Program
- Enrolled in nursing school or 6 months patient
care experience in at least one of the following areas: CNA, EMT,
PCA, Paramedic, nursing home, hospital, or equivalent.
- Completion of an approved CNA program with
direct patient care experience and/or 6 months experience at North
Florida Regional may be substituted for the above experience
Skills, Knowledge, and
Demonstrated skills in organization, verbal and
written communications, customer service, math, analysis, reading,
following instruction, basic computer usage. Medical
- Current FL Certified Nursing Assistant
- BLS through American Heart
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