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Lead Patient Care Technician

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time


Do you have the career opportunities as a Patient Care Technician you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Trident Medical Center a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

 

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Trident Medical Center, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs.

 

Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a Lead Patient Care Technician where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued?  If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! 

 

As a PCT in our department, you will deliver high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. Under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN), the Lead PCT assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT’s skills/training and the needs of the Department, and performs or assists with more advanced procedures based on one or more achieved specialty certifications. The Lead PCT complies with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the State Board of Nursing rules for licensed personnel. In addition, the Lead PCT assists with ongoing training and/or precepting of new and current employees as directed by the supervisor.  The Lead PCT is responsible for ensuring new processes, equipment and other changes are communicated and/or taught to other PCTs.

 

 

What you will do in this role:

 

 

Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.

Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.

Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.

Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients.  Assists with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities.  Assists with discharges.  Demonstrates proper body mechanics.

Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, and venous compression devices.

Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.

Retrieves medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to licensed staff member as instructed.

Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.

Orients patients/families/caregivers to room and hospital routine.

Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination.  Changes bed linens as needed.

Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively. 

Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions,use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.

Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.

Assists with post-mortem care.

Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.

Performs clerical work as needed, including assembling and maintain charts, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages.

 

 

 

The shift is 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM with rotating weekends. 

Qualifications

What qualifications you will need:

 

CNA Training Program

Preferred

2+ years of experience in an acute care setting

Preferred

1+ years of experience at an HCA facility

Required

 

 

For more than 40 years Trident Medical Center has proudly served patients and families in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties in beautiful South Carolina. Trident Medical Center is a 320+ bed major medical center providing a comprehensive range of patient services and specialties including a 24-hour emergency room with a Level II Trauma Center.

 

The hospital’s specialty services include:

 

* An award-winning Heart Center

* The South Carolina Institute for Robotic Surgery

* The Trident Breast Care Center

* The Joseph M. Still Burn Clinic - the region’s only outpatient burn clinic offering services to patients of all ages.

 

Trident Medical Center offers critical care services and 24/7 Hospitalist and Intensivist programs. Trident Medical Center is a five-star recipient for cardiovascular, neurosciences, critical care and patient safety outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation.

 

HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Trident Medical Center, has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

 

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Patient Care Tech opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

 

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Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Mount Pleasant , Lead Patient Care Technician, Other , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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