Patient Care Assistant – Day Hospital – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides nursing staff support in the areas of patient care delivery, clerical functions, and organization of the unit environment, as well as set-up and maintenance of equipment. The emphasis on each of these areas will depend on the unit assigned

As an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, the Direct Care Partner works to assist the clinic RN, NP or physician by gathering data about the patient and sharing it with the providers

Essential Duties:

  • Anticipates patient’s need
  • Maintains positive behaviors towards patients and visitors
  • Provides RN, NP or physician with necessary data related to patient assessment
  • Measures vital signs accurately Maintains clean and organized exam or procedure rooms
  • Appropriately prioritizes patient needs
  • Assists patient in safely getting onto exam table
  • Keeps environment safe by keeping floors and area free from fall hazards
  • Seeks assistance when necessary
  • Documentation is complete and correct on all encounters
  • Screening at each appointment including pain scale Consents signed for all invasive procedures Ensures medication reconciliation list is complete
  • Maintain B/P machine
  • Maintain Bladder scanner
  • Maintain EKG machine
  • Maintain Steris and supporting logs
  • Maintain O2 pulse oximeter
  • Correctly identifies and notifies appropriate department about defective equipment
  • Providing appropriate data derived from the patient interaction
  • Appropriate patient/family interactions
  • Effectively triages phone calls
  • Utilizing e-mail system Uses SBAR when sharing patient information
  • Manages time effectively. Able to organize and prioritize responsibilities
  • Takes meal breaks without incurring overtime
  • National Patient Safety Goals Uses two patient identifiers when assisting with procedures Uses procedural time out Uses appropriate communication between providers Completes medication list Hazardous waste management Biohazard Used instruments are rinsed and delivered to SPD for terminal cleaning Sharps and sharps containers are disposed of correctly
  • HIPPA
  • OSHA requirements (ie. No food or drink in clinical areas)
  • JCAHO (continuous survey readiness)
  • Maintains a safe work environment for self and others including the exam rooms, nursing station and lounge
  • Identifies and participates in data collection as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate from an accredited Certified Nursing Program. (*Grandfathered from CNA Certification requirement, if hired/transferred prior to 8/2016.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 1 year One year experience in an acute care setting preferred. An interest in oncology is preferred
  • Pref An interest in oncology is preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Certified Nursing Assistant (CA DPH) *Grandfathered from CNA Certification requirement, if hired/transferred prior to 8/2016.
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $18.20 – $30.97. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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