THIS POSTING IS FOR ALL PCT I AND PCT II Opportunities for units with open positions.
*Patient Care Tech I - patient care duties
**Patient Care Tech II - patient care and clerical duties
***Patient Care Tech I- Float Pool - patient care duties - (work at both hospitals on 26 units *floating*)Applicants must have a flexible schedule to work evening/midnight rotations, required to work 32 hours of weekend time in a four week schedule/Opportunity to self schedule
***Full-time and Part-time opportunities for both hospitals*** **Varies- departments for both hospitals Newark and Wilmington** Day/Evening rotation, Day/Midnight rotation, Evening/Midnights rotation, straight Evening and straight Midnight shifts available
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) supports activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The PCT must demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Primary job duties include, but not limited to, performing and accurately recording vital signs, Accu-checks, bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and mobilizing patients. PCT's are an essential part of the nursing care team with an expectation to support the organizations patient safety goals and initiatives.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to patients in various stages of development.
Performs assigned duties for the comfort and well-being of patients.
Responds to patient crisis situation and initiates interventions within the scope of responsibilities and notifies RN.
Performs successful finger sticks on patients, following all standard laboratory safety policies.
Performs defined procedures on point of care instrumentation.
Provides 1:1 observation for 1-2 patient(s) experiencing a psychiatric crisis, suicidal/homical ideation under the order of a physician in Powerchart.
Provides 1:1 observation for 1-2 patient(s) at risk for safety based on nursing assessment and order in Powerchart.
Responds with promptness, empathy and interest to needs of patients.
Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians utilizing courteous verbal and written communication skills.
Completes mandatory in-service education.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or equivalent. Previous patient care experience including taking vital signs. Nursing student who has successfully completed clinical hours or completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Current BLS (CPR) is required.
Internal Number: JR52342
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.