Patient Care Technician
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat. Job Description:
Cancer care is all we do
Hope in healing
Full Team- Patient Care Tech- Day Shift
Hours of work 6am-6:30pm
3-12 hour shifts per week
Responsible for delivering compassionate care to patients, and assists with clinical tasks, performs support services for clinical stakeholders and provides direct interaction with patients and their caregivers. The Registered Nurse (RN), Charge RN, and/or Manager directs the PCT in specific patient care tasks.
- Delivers and documents care of patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
- Assists in feeding, bathing and dressing patients.
- Assists with ambulation, moving and transporting patients.
- Responsible for taking vital signs and reporting any abnormal findings to the Registered Nurse.
- Performs specimen collection.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager and/or Charge Nurse such as answering phones, managing reports and checking patients in.
- To maintain a safe patient care environment, strong communication and interpersonal skills are needed for reporting data and/or information to the Registered Nurse and when communicating with patients and caregivers.
All PCTs are required to complete the following competencies prior to caring for patients:
- Diversity and cultural awareness
- Abuse and neglect
- Personal safety
- Fire and electrical safety
- MRI safety
- Radiation safety
- Chemotherapy safety
- Materials safety and hazardous communication
- Perform vital signs, height and weight, pulse oximetry
- Aggressive Patients
- Blood Component Pick Up from the Blood Bank
- Code Cart Check - Defibrillator
- Cognitive Stimulation
- Containment of Hazardous Medication Spills (Oncology)
- Glucometer Competency Assessment
- Inpatient - PCT/CNA Equipment/Resources
- Isolation Precautions: Personal Protective Equipment
- Organ and Tissue Donation at Western Regional Medical Center
- Oxygen Tank Safety
- Restraint Application and Monitoring
- Seclusion for Assaultive and Violent Behavior (Mental Health)
- Specimen Collection from Radioactive Patient
- Transfer Technique: Assisting Patients from Bed to Chair
- Transfer Technique: Assisting Patients to Sitting Position
- Transfer Technique: Horizontal Transfer of Patients from Bed to Stretcher (Slide Board or Friction-Reducing Board)
- Transfer Technique: Using Mechanical Lifting Device
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Certified Nursing Assistant Certification
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. Visit: Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.
We win together
Visit: Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.