Job Description

Patient Care Technician

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4.30pm

Job Overview

Paraprofessional caregiver who works under the guidance and supervision of a registered nurse. Assumes responsibility and accountability for activities of daily living, certain tests and procedures, environmental duties and other tasks as assigned.

Organizes and manages the activity at the nursing desk to support the nursing process and provision of care to the patient. Ensures accurate and timely order entry and the proper notification and coordination of the multidisciplinary team.

Collects vital signs, intake and output, blood sugars, pain levels and other patient information as directed by the licensed nurse. Reports to the licensed nurse any change in patient status, patient behavior, or unusual findings of data or incidents that might have occurred.  Documents accurately in the medical record the care that was delivered, activities completed, and other data that is collected for the patient.

Maintains clean and orderly patient rooms and unit. Keeps unit, nurse servers, and nutrition room adequately stocked with supplies.

Coordinates and directs activities of the unit to allow the transfer of information between staff, physicians, departments, patients and family.  Assists patient families by providing general information and direction, notifying other disciplines of patient or family needs as they arise.

Provides clerical and receptionist functions of the unit.Compiles and maintains charts; processes physician orders accurately utilizing computer, phone and fax methods. Answers phones courteously and directs the calls to the appropriate personnel.

Provides support to nursing staff and other personnel in the daily activities of the unit and during emergency situations. Reports any information regarding patient status or activities to the licensed nurse.

Monitor ECG’s, Sao2, Co2 and pressures of patients in Inpatient Services. Responsible for notifying the nursing staff if any of these is outside predefined parameters and charting printed tracings every 8 hrs. and as needed.

Education/Experience Level         

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • PCT certification or CNA license required

  • Six months prior experience as a Nurse Aide in a health care environment, a second year nursing student, or six months prior experience in a medical setting.

  • Current BLS and CPR required.

  • Training as a Unit Secretary in a hospital or equivalent setting preferred.

Pay Range

$16.50 - $23.45

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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