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Patient Care Technician - Emergency Department

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Type of Position:


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: https://ddei.uams.edu/

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at


Department:

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Summary of Job Duties:

This posting will be used to fill multiple positions

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs patient care tasks and duties which do not require a license. The PCT is a trained member of the unit based team who supports the on-going delivery of care as identified by the multidisciplinary patient management team.


Qualifications:

Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED and successful completion of patient care technician course within 3 months of hire.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, ability to follow oral instructions, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.

  • Must be able to lift 100 lbs. to waist height.

Preferred:

  • Certification as a nursing assistant or military corpsman

  • 1 year Patient care experience in acute care setting.

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse(s) and performs tasks and duties which do not require a license, professional judgment or intervention. The PCT must pass the required competencies. The PCT works within the Department of Nursing standards. The PCT adheres to UAMS clinical programs, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines.

  • Obtains patient report and has on-going communication with R.N. regarding patient care/changes in condition; Informs nurse of patient requests or complaints.

  • Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients.

  • Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed.

  • Carries out the Plan of Care for Patient using a Multidisciplinary Approach as Delegated by Team Leader.

  • Communicates effectively with other team members to facilitate patient care.

  • Accepts directions from R.N.s and team members.

  • Follows through on delegated patient care activities.

  • Provides appropriate grooming/oral hygiene and comfort measures and assists patients with activities (ambulation, up in chair, turn and reposition).

  • Documents all patient care activities/tasks, vital signs, ADL, wave tests, I&O's accurately and timely and per unit and department standards.

  • Assists patients and visitors with information and/or solutions to problems.

  • Serves as resources person to support department members in performance of duties.

  • Notifies appropriate staff members of problems requiring prompt intervention.

May perform other duties as assigned.


Additional Information:

All new Patient Care Technicians are required to complete 5 weeks of training Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM after being hired.

Employees in this role must be fitted for, capable of donning and performing routine tasks in personal protective equipment to include N95 masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) or Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR).

Constant Physical Activity:

Hear, Read, Concentrate, Think Analytically,

Frequent Physical Activity:

Stand, Walk, Talk, Use hands to touch, handle or feel,

Occasional Physical Activity:

Sit, Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, reach overhead, Taste or Smell,

Lift/Carry Weight: 100 Lbs. or more

Push/Pull Weight: 100 Lbs. or more

Physical Environment: Inside medical Facility

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Near Visual Acuity, Far Visual Acuity, Color Discrimination, Depth Perception, Peripheral Vision

Hazards:

Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Radiation, Sharp Objects/Tools, Dust


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Proof of Veteran Status, Resume


Optional Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:


This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:


Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes