Patient Care Technician Cert
Under the direct supervision of licensed personnel, performs basic direct and indirect patient care duties in support of the treatment and care of patients.
Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, registration, and/or assessed competencies. Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
- Performs various duties assisting staff nurses in the treatment and care of patients in accordance with the established methods and procedures of the hospital.
- Contributes to efficient departmental operations in order to control cost and insure productivity by organizing and utilizing time, supplies, and equipment efficiently and effectively.
- Assists patients with completing personal hygiene needs, including bathing, grooming, skin care, oral hygiene, dressing, and toileting needs.
- Monitors vital signs indicated in the care plan and reports any variation from normal readings to a designee or Nurse in a timely manner.
- Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients
- Observes and reports any minor changes in patient’s mental, physical, or emotional conditions.
- Completes required documentation and submits in a timely and accurate manner.
- Retrieves patient medical records for physicians, technicians, or other medical personnel.
- Interacts effectively with patients, families, and team members.
- Promotes patient’s mental alertness by involving them in activities
- Assists in routine maintenance and maintains upkeep of patient rooms to ensure a safe, clean and orderly environment.
- Participates in continuous quality improvement teams and activities.
- Participates in supporting the organization’s vision, mission and values and adheres to DeKalb Medical Standards of Behavior.
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of DeKalb Medical.
Minimum Education, Experience and Licensure Required:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Nurse Manager. Receives clinical oversight and guidance from Registered Nurse (RN),
PATIENT POPULATION SERVED:
(Birth to 1 Yr.)
(65 Yrs & Older)
ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
OSHA Category I:
Normal duties involve reasonable potential for contact and exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials. Appropriate personal protective equipment is required to be used whenever potential exists for exposure to potentially infectious or hazardous materials.
OSHA Category II:
Normal duties do not reasonably anticipate exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials, but contact may be required as a condition of employment or emergency. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be required if there is reasonable potential for exposure.
OSHA Category III:
Normal duties do not do not anticipate reasonable potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials.
ACCESS TO PATIENT DATA REQUIREMENTS:
This position involves treatment of patients and required direct access to Protected Health Information (PHI). The PHI accessed is limited to the minimum necessary PHI of patients being treated. PHI is accessed through direct contact with the patient and/or family/visitors, the patient’s medical record/chart/admission, computer applications, or verbal reports from other direct care providers.This position requires the following access to Patient Data:
Patient Data Classification
Unauthorized disclosure may cause some harm to DRHS, its employees or patients.
Non-medical patient data beyond name, condition and room number, which may include internal directories, organizational memos, routine correspondence
Unauthorized disclosure could adversely impact DRHS, its employees or patients.
Patient medical records, appointment, treatment, and financial data, purchasing information, vendor contracts, and internal audit reports containing patient information
Unauthorized disclosure likely to result in significant adverse impact, embarrassment or penalties to DRHS, its employees or patients.
Legally protected and sensitive medical data - HIV, mental health/substance abuse treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, physical or sexual abuse.
The employee complies with HIPAA requirements by protecting the confidentiality of Protected Health Information, accessing only that information that is required to perform his/her job, and by discussing PHI only with others within DRHS who have a legitimate business reason to access the information.
The job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Consequently, job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.