The Patient Care Technician is responsible for provision of patient care activities and related non-clinical activities necessary for care of patients and maintenance of nursing units. These duties are performed under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician. Duties would include, but not be limited to, personal care, venipuncture, and fingersticks in order to obtain lab specimens.
Take Vital Signs and do fingersticks on patients and report abnormal findings to RN.
Observe for verbal or non-verbal complaints of pain and report abnormal findings to RN.
Observes for skin irritation and breakdown and report abnormal findings to RN.
Observes for changes in mental status: notes changes in alertness, orientation and mood and reports abnormal findings to RN.
Observes for changes in strength and coordination in patient and reports abnormal findings to RN.
Provides personal hygiene for patient by assisting or completing bathing, oral care, linen changes, shaving and hair care.
Follows directions for patient activities including turning, chair and ambulation.
Provides dietary assistance to patients by passes trays and snacks in a timely manner. Feeds or assists patient with meals/snacks as needed.
Provides for orderly patient areas. Clean and tidy rooms, remove extra equipment, linens, keeps over bed tray clean and clear of excessive items.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED
Current Missouri CNA license or have completed Fundamentals of Nursing or EMT
Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare provider certification/card or must obtain within 3 months of hire
Previous experience in direct patient care or relevant education; background in medical field which can be applied
About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Jefferson City
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City is a 167-bed, full-service community hospital located in Missouri's state capital. The hospital moved to a new, state-of-the-art building in November 2014. The hospital features a dedicated inpatient pediatric unit, a Wound Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. Other services offered at the hospital include emergency services, cardiology, orthopedic care, cancer care, outpatient surgical services, maternity care and women's health.
Internal Number: 17011600
About SSM Health
You’ve known us as many names throughout St. Louis, and now, we’re bringing our hospitals, doctors, home care and other services together under one name – SSM Health. With seven hospitals, 350+ physicians, more than 40 physician locations and 12,000 employees, we are part of something bigger and better. We’re connected to a wealth of resources, expertise and advance technology to help you, your family and our community live long, healthy lives.
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