Patient Care Technician - Full Time - Emergency Department
The Patient Care Tech assists with the functions of the Nursing Unit to which they are assigned. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to patients of Curry Health Network and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse. Scope is limited to their competency list, and may vary slightly by unit.
●Provides basic nursing care to patients within the PCT scope as defined by competency. Includes actions that meet the patient's psychosocial needs, physical needs, and communication needs.
●Effectively communicate to the RN any observed changes in patient status and responses. Maintains awareness of the needs of the pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.
●Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patient. Assists with patient transfers, activities of daily living, assistance with nutrition, measuring intake and output, collecting vital signs, point of care tests to the extent of competency. Documents all care appropriately and accurately in medical record. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
●Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities. Demonstrates Shared Values with all inter-personal communication.
●Attends at least 80% of in-service education programs, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc. Maintains at least 80% attendance to unit staff meetings.
●Treats patient and families with respect and dignity.
●Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
●Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the department and in support of Curry Health Network's Mission, Vision and Shared Values.
Minimum Required Education & Experience:
●At least 1 year experience as CNA, EMT, or Medical Assistant
●Valid Oregon Certification as CNA, EMT or MA preferred
●Valid AHA Healthcare Provider BLS Certification
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
●Compassion and a desire to help patients.
●Attention to detail, observing and accurately reporting the patient's issues and findings to the responsible RN.
●Skill and ability to provide care to the extent defined by PCT competency.
●Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work with people in close situations, using excellent communication and listening skills.
●Strength and stamina to lift clients and provide necessary care.
●Documentation skills to accurately and appropriately capture the observations noted and treatment provided.
Curry Health Network (a dba of Curry Health District) is comprised of a hospital and several medical clinics located on the southern Oregon coast. Curry Health Network is an Oregon special health district, a form of local government and municipal corporation that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords.
Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, a critical access hospital and the sole hospital in Curry County, is your community hospital and Curry Medical Practice offers primary and specialty care and is located within the hospital. Curry Medical Center in Brookings offers primary, specialty and same day care services in addition to 24/7 emergency department services. Primary care services are also available at Curry Family Medical, our medical clinic which serves Port Orford. Curry Health Network is committed to providing high quality health care with service excellence, close to home.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Curry Health Network shall not discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment or financial programs on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
Position Type : Pool/PRN/Per Diem
Shift : Night
Ref Code: 02208G