Patient Care Technicians - Baystate Health

Req#: R27901
Category(s): Clinical Support, Patient Care Technicians
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Third

***SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE***

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), and the region's only level 1 trauma center is looking for a Patient Care Technician to join our team!

$2,000 Sign-On Bonus! (Only external applicants qualify for sign-on bonus) (Candidate must have a minimum of one year inpatient experience OR have a current CNA license)

Resume Required with Application

Unit:

Springfield 6400 – General Medical Surgical Unit

Schedule

  • Nights, 7 PM – 7 AM, 36 hours per week
  • Rotating weekends and holidays

Location:

Baystate Medical Center

759 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Summary: 

Daily activities are coordinated by the Registered Nurse (RN). The PCT will perform a variety of technical tasks and bedside functions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to Direct Patient care; hygiene, skin care, mobility, and monitoring. Will have multi-skills for what is needed on the unit, to perform all duties relative to EKGs. The PCT is expected to manage equipment and perform or assist in all procedures on the unit. The incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Daily activities are coordinated by the Registered Nurse (RN). The PCT will perform a variety of technical tasks and bedside functions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to Direct Patient Care; hygiene, skin care, mobility, and monitoring. The PCT is expected to manage equipment and perform or assist in all procedures on the unit.       

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Provides age-appropriate care to patients.

Demonstrates the knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups and applies developmental theories and concepts when implementing care for patients. 

2) Monitors basic physiological parameters.

Takes and records routine vital signs within the specified timeframe as indicated by periodic review of documentation. Obtains and documents weights/heights, abdominal girths, and head circumference (Pediatric Service) as per physician/nurse order 100% of the time as indicated by quarterly review of 5 records. Consistently reports any significant deviations in vital signs as outlined in the procedure immediately. Records and reports, 100% of the time, any change in the patient’s normal drainage pattern, i.e. gastric, wound, blood.

3) Administers treatments and procedures per Baystate Health System policy/procedure.

Changes dressings within one hour of the specified timeframe per established procedure. Provides post-mortem care as directed by RN according to Baystate Health system policy.

Performs all procedures outlined in the nursing procedure manual within the area of responsibility per specifications. Assists physicians with exams and simple procedures. Assures the patient's identity by checking the identification bracelet and identification band before performing any procedure.

4) Assists patients with the elimination of body wastes.

Makes available or offers bedpan, urinal, and emesis basin immediately after patient request as indicated by the absence of patient complaints.

Accurately labels and sends specimens of urine, feces, and sputum within 30 minutes of the specified time frame unless discussed with RN as evidenced by random review of reports. Accurately measures and records intake and output per the established policy as indicated by random review of intake and output forms. Administers enemas or Harris Drips as ordered per the established procedure as observed.     

5) If applicable required to perform Point of Care (POC) testing.     

6) Assist in the delivery of ancillary services as directed.

Assists with treatment by following specified treatment plans developed for individual patients. Monitors patient’s condition during treatment and notifies appropriate personnel of unexpected occurrences. Provides information to RN based upon an observation made during patient-related care. Provides treatment within the specified time frame. Documents treatments and activities consistently.     

7) Communicates effectively with team and patients.

Interacts with patients in a respectful and informative manner.

Communicates information related to patient care to the team.  Recognizes culturally based patient and family needs.     

8) Is knowledgeable of and initiates emergency procedures.

Responds effectively in emergencies observed. Maintains Patient safety at all times.

Communicated effectively with appropriate personnel.     

9) Functions as a member of the team

Assists team members with clinical activities. Provides feedback related to the team process. Assists team members with non-clinical activities.     

10)  Competencies and completion and maintenance of clinical recognition program for career ladder level.

11) Demonstrates competency for one-to-one observation of patients based on department and unit-specific needs.     

12) Demonstrates competency in performing EKG based on department and unit-specific needs.

Qualifications 

  • •    CPR-Basic Life Support of Healthcare Provider required from the American Heart Association
  • •    Patient Care Experience
  • •    Certified Nursing Assistant Certification preferred
  • •    Every other holiday and weekend commitment
  • •    Great interpersonal skills, compassionate care giver and able to work in a fast paced environment a MUST.

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Proficient in reading and writing in English

2) Able to maintain professional composure in medium to high-stress situations

3) Effective communication skills

Education:

GED or HiSET

Certifications:

Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Certified Nurse Aide – Other

    The Advantages of Working With Baystate!

    • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
    • Continuing education support and reimbursement
    • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
    • Farm Share Memberships
    • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
    • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
    • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
    • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
    • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health

    Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

    We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

    OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY

    We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role

    You Belong At Baystate

    At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

    DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

    You Belong At Baystate

    At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

    DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

    Education:

    GED or HiSET

    Certifications:

    Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Certified Nurse Aide – Other

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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