HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Care Technician - Cardiac Stepdown Unit - NIGHTS in Richmond, Virginia

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is a 340-bed community hospital offering a full range of healthcare services. We are a Level II Trauma facility, offering specialized vascular surgery, Neurosurgery, a comprehensive certified stroke center, orthopedics and groundbreaking diagnostic imaging. We're also a national trendsetter in kidney transplants through the Virginia Transplant Center and as part of the Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery; we lead the state in minimally-invasive procedures with da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeries.

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Working under the supervision of a RN, the Patient Care Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients.

The position's tasks and responsibilities include: * Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.

  • Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.

  • Ability to float to all units within the hospital where a need is presented.

  • Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.

  • Assists patients in ambulating.

  • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.

  • Performs non sterile dressing changes.

  • Passes and collects bed pans.

  • Changes bed linens.

  • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.

  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.

  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.

  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

  • Functions in an organized and time conscious manner.

  • Presents self in a professional manner.

  • Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Documents required information according to hospital policy.

  • Answers telephones, maintains supplies, work on projects, including computer based projects, to support the department.

  • Other duties as assigned to support the department.

    Required Job Qualifications Include:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant, EMT, currently enrolled in nursing program with completion of a nursing fundamentals course, or graduated from nursing program.

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.

  • Current certification of BCLS.

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.

  • Ability to quickly make decisions and to report patient condition with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Patient Care Technician - Cardiac Stepdown Unit - NIGHTS

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest

Requisition ID: 00448-41498