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Patient Care Technician

Company: Saltzer Health
Location: Meridian
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION: Patient Care Technician
LOCATION: Saltzer Ambulatory Surgery Center, Meridian, ID
STATUS: Full-time/ Non-Exempt

Saltzer Health is growing and changing, but our values remain true to the vision of our founders. Since 1961, we have cared for generations. We believe in innovation, choice, cost transparency and convenience with a focus on providing quality care for our patients and their families. Join us and you'll find a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect.

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for the care and safety of all patients under his/her care and will support the philosophy, objectives, and goals of the Surgery Center. This position will ensure patient needs are met in accordance with instructions of Director of Nursing, physician, and facility administrative procedures. The Patient Care Technician will participate in various quality activities as appropriate and as directed by the Director of Nursing, Medical Director, and/or the Quality Committee(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates as a team member in support of the total patient care experience.
  • Effectively organizes time, equipment, and supplies.
  • Uses instrumentation and equipment effectively by anticipating staff's needs and providing appropriate care.
  • Performs patient care functions under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Assists with the receiving and storage of medical supplies.
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of the patient care areas in accordance with environmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains availability of linen and supplies to avoid delays.
  • Correctly uses, cleans, and disinfects equipment according to manufacturer's instructions for use.
  • Handles equipment and instruments correctly to provide appropriate availability and safety.
  • Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and RN's
  • Assists with transportation and discharge of patients
  • Assists in keeping the overall facility clean and tidy
  • Make sure rooms are cleaned, straightened, and stocked before going off duty
  • Assist with OR Turnover
  • Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective and/or preventive measures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and organization related information.
  • Supports the Surgery Center environment by acknowledging the presence and dignity of all with whom he/she communicates.
  • Interacts with diverse populations who may be under considerable situational stress.
  • Participates in and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
  • Participates in task forces and committees as assigned
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn and accept changes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing or designee
  • Promotes positive and effective working relationships among Center staff
  • Assumes responsibility for patient, physician, and staff satisfaction as it pertains to the clinical areas
  • Responds appropriately to physician, patient and visitor complaints and communicates this information to the Director of Nursing in a timely manner
    QUALIFICATIONS: (Minimum qualifications required for the job)

    • High School graduate or GED certificate recipient
    • 2 (Two) years prior patient care experience in an Ambulatory Surgery Center or Hospital preferred
      SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE:

      Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred. Proficient in the use of computers; ability to multitask, problem solve, meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities and situations and demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

      Knowledge of state-specific and federal healthcare regulations and standards as these pertain to the clinical areas within an Ambulatory Surgery Center.

      Strong verbal communication skills required. Must be detail oriented and organized. High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information. Must be able to exercise good judgement and positively influence others, including handling confrontations with poise and efficiency.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close distance (e.g., working on a computer for prolonged periods of time).

      BENEFITS:

      • Competitive salary/compensation
      • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), holiday pay and 401(k)
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