Patient Care Technician II / MPCU / Dayshift
Posted on: January 25, 2023
DescriptionPatient Care Technician IIMedical Progressive Care
UnitFull time 36 hours week .9DaysAFCSME12/21/2022Sign on bonus is
$500 for 1 year commitment.UPMC Altoona is seeking a Patient Care
Technician II to assist with caring for patients in our Medical
Progressive Care Unit!This position will be scheduled for three 12
hour shifts each week!The PCT II provides routine patient care and
supports the department services in accordance with established
policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or
physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care
can be maintained at all times. The PCT II completes advance
patient care duties after successfully completing training and
annual competencies. The PCT II will routinely perform the UPMC
nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose,
weights, vital signs, specimen collections and Foley care). The PCT
II the has successfully completed basic arrhythmia class and can
perform at least six of the following hospital identified tasks: 12
lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care
testing, bladder scan, and/or IV catheter
- Supports department-based projects and quality
- Suggests and supports changes within the department.
- Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as
- Completes department clerical functions as needed.
- Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal
violence, and impairment in the health professions.
- Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal
- Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to
patient care and hospital related information.
- Provides patient care including assisting with patient
procedures and activities of daily living.
- Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant
responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O,
specimen collections and Foley care) AND the employee has
successfully completed Basic arrhythmia class AND can perform at
least four of the following hospital identified tasks: phlebotomy,
12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care
testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, IV catheter removal,
femoral hemostasis, or IV insertion.
- Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit
- Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard
precautions. Documents in the medical record according to
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
with all members of the health care team.
- Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other
- Provides instruction to patients and their families under the
direction of the RN.
- May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per
physician or hospital protocol.
- Participates in project and committee work.
- Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate
- Develops and maintains productive working relationships
internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for
actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment to patients and
- Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
- Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
- Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not
limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal
trays and transporting patients.
- Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning
of the department.
- Constructively receives feedback and direction.
- Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the
- May perform IV insertion, removal and dressing change.
- Assists with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonary
therapies. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and
reports changes in patient status.
- May insert foley catheters and perform straight catheterization
as instructed by RN.
- Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as
- Participates in self-review as requested by the unit
- Transports cardiac monitored patients within the hospital
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Successful completion of UPMC Altoona Patient Care Technician
II class with a minimum of one year experience required or
successful completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing
- Graduate of a secondary program in Medical Assistant
curriculum; certification preferred; not required or Licensed
Practical Nurse (LPN) or Emergency medical Technician (EMT) or
Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program
- Successful completion of basic information system
- Microcomputer experience preferred.
- Ability to effectively communication both orally and in
- Nursing Student that has completed one clinical rotation
- Successful completion of a basic arrhythmia course and annual
- May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications
are stored or may transport medications when they transport
patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one
department to another.Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a
didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Act 34UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Disability/VeteranIndividuals hired into this role must
comply with UPMCs COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning
employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information
section at the top of this page to learn more.REQNUMBER:
Keywords: UPMC, Altoona , Patient Care Technician II / MPCU / Dayshift, Professions , Altoona, Pennsylvania
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