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Patient Care Technician, 4K Hematology Oncology, Full Time,

at Arkansas Childrens in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Work Shift:

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

CC013090 4K Hematology/Oncology

Summary

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) functions as a nursing assistant in performing duties as assigned by the RN. The primary role responsibilities of the PCT include assisting or performing activities of daily living, room maintenance, positioning, transferring of patients, and obtaining vital signs.

Description

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Care of the Patient

+ Completes patient care (may include V/S, I&O’s, heights, weights, head circumference, ADL’s and other patient care related assignments) in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

+ Documents patient care and other assignments according to department guidelines.

+ Recognizes and reports changes in patient condition to licensed staff.

+ Assists with admission, transfer and discharge as directed by licensed staff.

+ Communicates patient/family information to health care team members to assist with individualizing the patient plan of care.

+ Practices universal precautions/isolation techniques according to hospital policy.

+ Recognizes unsafe and emergency situations and reacts appropriately.

2. Support Services

+ Assists with maintaining a clean orderly patient/department environment.

+ Acts as a courier between ancillary departments as needed to meet daily unit/department requirements.

+ Performs clerical duties as needed. (May include, but is not limited to, clean sheeting charts, stamping flowsheets, making up admission packets, answering the telephone).

3. Professional Performance

+ Practices cost effective use of supplies.

+ Utilizes available communication tools (staff meetings, bulletin boards) to remain informed.

+ Completes 4 hours per year of annual education requirements appropriate for practice area and role responsibilities.

+ Consistently demonstrates that new knowledge and skills gained from education are incorporated into actual clinical practice.

+ Shares knowledge with nursing staff and other members of the health care team.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

+ Required – High school diploma or general education degree (GED) (If pursuing an RN degree, enrollment in a BSN program is preferred.)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

+ Required - 1 years total experience required, which includes 1 year of PCT, CNA, or Medical Assistant in a healthcare setting, OR current ACH employee with clinical experience, OR successful completion of 1 semester of healthcare curriculum experience

CERTIFICATION / LICENSE / REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS

+ Preferred - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

+ Required - Mental/Reasoning Requirements:- reading – simple- writing – simple- basic math skills.

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s (https://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=919) is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=2489) . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report (https://www.archildrens.org/health-and-wellness/news/news-story?news=123) in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest (http://www.archildrens.org/contentpage.aspx?nd=3691) , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children’s provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children’s will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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Job Posting: JC178117571

Posted On: Feb 19, 2021

Updated On: Dec 04, 2021