Patient Care Technician

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Medical / Surgical / Telemetry
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Memorial Chattanooga


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


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.)


  • 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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