Patient Care Technician, Stepdown Unit, Full Time, Nights job vacancy in Ardent Health Services (Tulsa, OK 74133)

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Company name : Ardent Health Services
Location : Tulsa, OK 74133
Position : Patient Care Technician, Stepdown Unit, Full Time, Nights

Description :

Who We Are

Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) is a comprehensive health system with over 6,000 employees who serve the communities of eastern Oklahoma. HHS includes nine hospitals throughout Eastern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Heart Institute, and Utica Park Clinic.

Hillcrest Hospital South is a 180 bed acute care hospital with a history of providing state-of-the-art technology in a friendly, community setting that is easy to navigate. With more than 1000 employees and 700 physicians, we provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services for all ages including emergency, intensive care, stroke, cardiology, maternity, orthopedics and surgery.

We welcome you to take the next step to join our highly skilled team of health care professionals who value Our Way of Changing Lives with Respect, Compassion, Responsibility and Accountability.

What We Offer

Competitive pay
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
401k with Company match
Company paid basic life insurance and long term disability coverage
Generous paid time off, including an additional extended illness bank
Tuition Reimbursement
Advancement and career development opportunities

What You’ll Do

The Patient Care Technician performs patient care and unit clerical duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Patient care duties include obtaining accurate vital signs, help with activities of daily living such as oral care, bathing, toileting, walking, passing meal trays, transporting patients, and other tasks as needed. Clerical duties will include preparing patient charts, order entry, answering call lights and phone calls, ordering and stocking supplies and keeping the nursing station clean and organized and other tasks as needed.

Job Duties Include:

Collaborates with the nurse to carry out patient care tasks within scope of practice. Bathes patients and provides linen changes as necessary. Passes meal trays and assists with ADLs. Collects, reports and documents vital signs, intake and output, finger stick glucose checks, EKGs, bladder scanning, other tasks as assigned. Notifies nurse of pertinent patient care needs; alerts nurse of unstable vital signs, patients appearing in distress, or changes in patient condition.
Maintains a tidy, clean and safe environment at all times; empties trash when needed; reports all safety concerns in a timely manner.
Assists with purposeful hourly rounding of patients and quickly responds to patient needs; responds to patient requests in person or escalates needs in a timely manner. Exemplifies excellent customer service communication skills. Reports all service recovery needs to nursing immediately.
Maintains professional working relationships with co-workers, physicians and customers. Listens attentively as evidenced by appropriate response. Maintains positive attitude. Promotes teamwork. Willing to go the extra mile. Speaks clearly and has a pleasant tone of voice. Displays positive non-verbal communication skills. Demonstrates positive customer relations at all times.
Wears identification badge while on duty. Complies with the hospital and departmental dress code and maintains a professional image/demeanor at all times.
Prepares paperwork and submits for processing in an organized and timely manner. Prepares, organizes and maintains patient chart; possesses proficient computer skills for charting and order processing.
Collaborates with the nurse to expedite schedules/procedures.
Limits overhead paging to only urgent pages. Assesses a situation, considers alternatives and chooses the appropriate course of action with few errors.
Collaborates with Housekeeping to assure rooms are turned over in a timely manner.
Provides patient privacy, respect and dignity during patient/visitor encounters.


What You’ll Bring

Current BLS certification
One (1) year of experience preferred
Position requires fluency in English language to function in job environment appropriately
Good interpersonal, communication, team-work, and customer service skills
Strong organizational, problem-solving and follow-through skills
Ability to multi-task constantly, react to changes quickly/productively, and tolerate interruptions
Ability to perform work when no directions are given
Demonstrate knowledge of current computer systems, equipment or programs used in the organization, knowledge of Epic a plus!

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