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Patient Care Technician – Amarillo, TX 79106

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for the direct and indirect patient care duties assigned to them by the Registered Nurse, following the policies and procedures of the institution. The PCT will assist with patient care and comfort, hygiene and ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) including bed baths, restroom assistance and linen changes, nutrition, mobility, transport, and ensure patient safety with prompt response to patient request and call lights. The PCT will assist with the management and flow of the unit by assisting with admits, discharges, transfer/transport patients, electronic patient documentation, answers telephones, collect and delivers specimens.

Position Requirements:

Requirements, Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum of 18-years of age
CPR Heartsaver AED certified from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required


Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Previous hospital based Patient Care Assistant/Tech., Medical Assistant, EMT-B and/or CNA preferred but not required
Texas CNA certificate; current or previously held in good standing
Nursing students with Intro to Nursing or Nursing Skills complete and/or presently in the first semester of clinicals
Acute care setting of patient drains, tubes, and specimen collection
Acute care setting of infection control protocols
Able to pass the BSA Acute Care Technical Skills Competency to include but not limited to: Manual Blood Pressure,
I & O Calculation, Measure Height and Weight, Glucose Monitoring
Ability to recognize important patient observations and communicate it to the appropriate team member
Ability to manipulate, position, transfer and ambulate various size patients both full assist or partial assist
Basic addition and subtraction skills required
Computer skills necessary; minimum 25wpm accurate, EMR EPIC documentation
Medical terminology a plus
Prioritize multiple requests
Ability to multi-task constantly and tolerate multiple interruptions
Clear and effective communication (written and verbal) with patients, families and other healthcare professionals
Outgoing; friendly and compassionate customer service skills needed; must be committed to patient and family satisfaction

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