The Patient Care Technician - Health Unit Coordinator performs various clerical and patient care duties for the department under the direct supervision of the registered nurse (RN).
Unit: Med Surg Unit
Shift: FT Days ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Collects and records patient data, reporting information and observations to nursing personnel in a timely fashion. Obtains and records patient vital signs, heights, weights, intake and output, finger sticks to check blood sugar, and reports results and observations.
Assists patients with activities of daily living, changing linen, getting in and out of bed, and ambulation as appropriate to setting. Prepares patients for meals and assists patients with eating, if required. Answers and responds to patient call lights and requests in a timely manner. May also be asked to be a sitter for patients needing consistent observation.
Completes records, files, forms and documents related to work area management and patient care to include admission, surgeries, transfers, discharges, and obtain physician call list. This could also include filing medical record documents as needed. Maintains clean and organized work area of records, files, forms, and reference documents. Checks updates and maintains facility boards, tele-tracking, pneumatic tube system, and telemetry box reconciliation according to departmental policy, procedures, and/or guidelines.
Transcribes physician orders, monitor, and communicate pending orders as appropriate.
Prepares reports, purchase orders, projects, memos, and letters using computer programs.
Greet visitors and assist them as needed. Answers telephones and contacts professional and non-professional nursing personnel and medical staff using pagers, beepers and cell phones. Tracks call light response time for the unit. Assigns phone and location devices to appropriate staff.
Perform work area support duties as directed by the nurse or physician. Runs errands, picks up supplies, and transports patients.
Maintains inventory, requisitions, and stocks work area supplies and equipment.
May assist with non-medical patient care support duties such as making coffee, patient transporting, ice, water, blanket, assist with feeding a patient, and turning patients.
Attends in-services, unit meetings, and conferences.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Good communications skills, both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient.
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Internal Number: 20011120
About Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!