Job: Patient Care Technician - Peds

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Job Description

Patient Care Technician - Peds

Location:Tucson, Arizona
Job Category:Allied Health
Department:622 Pediatrics
Shift:3
Schedule:Full time
Job Code:400006

TMC HealthCare

TMC HealthCare is Southern Arizona's regional nonprofit hospital system with Tucson Medical Center at its core. Each day staff comes to work to use their skills and expertise to improve the health of the entire community, from birth to the end of life.

Description

This is a 44 bed unit with all private rooms. Two rooms are utilized as video epilepsy monitoring rooms. We care for newborn infants to young adult patients with diagnoses that range from medical/surgical patients and orthopedic surgeries including scoliosis, fractures and congenital repairs to cranial surgeries, diabetics, transfers from Nursery ICU (for home transition teaching) and the Mother/Baby Unit. All nursing staff is PALS certified and take an EKG class. Parents are allowed to be in the room 24/7. We round bedside with an interdisciplinary team: physicians, nursing, social work, case management, pharmacy, and other ancillary departments. We believe and live: family centered care! The ratio is 1 RN to 5-6 patients with PCT support as a part of this team.

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for direct patient care services on a specific unit under the supervision of an RN or Case Manager. Provides personal care and assists with the implementation of selected portions of a care plan including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, and phlebotomy under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of patient care experience, preferably in an acute care setting; or no experience if completed one semester of clinicals in an accredited A.D.N. nursing program or completed two semesters of clinicals in an accredited BSN nursing program.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Must hold and maintain a current Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Because it is important for healthcare providers to promote a healthy environment and lifestyle, Tucson Medical Center has implemented a tobacco-free hiring policy. Effective October 1, 2010, TMC will no longer hire applicants who are users of tobacco products. By submitting an application with Tucson Medical Center you agree to commit to being tobacco-free.

Reasonable accommodations necessary to apply for employment of individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Human Resources at 520-324-2775.

It is the policy of this facility to provide equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This facility prohibits any such unlawful discrimination.

 

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