Patient Care Technician

Requisition ID
2021-151188
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Oncology
Hours / Pay Period
75
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
2300-0700
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Memorial Chattanooga
Location
TN-CHATTANOOGA

Overview

CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

 

Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen

Responsibilities

The Patient Care Tech is a multi-skilled, non-licensed health care provider who provides direct patient care under the direction of a registered nurse.  Applies knowledge of growth and development to perform detailed assignments/interventions.  Provides consistent care based on the changing physical and psychosocial needs, unique to the patient. 

 

Responsibilities of the Patient Care Tech include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate the following equipment: Computer, automated vital sign machines with recognitions of abnormal vital signs and timely reporting, O2 saturation, glucose meter, intercom, telephone, patient care equipment required for daily care, scales and lifts
  • Basic EKG form monitoring and operation of machine and the recognition of life-threatening dysrhythmias/subsequent care, if required by area/ location
  • Perform nursing care and duties delegated by Registered nurses
  • Venipuncture, discontinuing INT’s
  • Perform 12 lead EKG, based on area/ location
  • Good telephone and communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to adapt to changes in health care technology.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • May enter the secured supply rooms to deliver or access supplies, equipment necessary to carry out the core functions of their job (oxygen, thermometers, etc.)

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Active American Heart Association BLS
  • Preferred qualifications/Experience: Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Student, Certified Medical Assistant, EMT, and/or Phlebotomy trained

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