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Sanford Health Patient Care Technician (PCT) Inpatient | Orthopedics/Neurology in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: East Patient Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 36.00

Job Summary

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) serves as caregiver to the patient during the scheduled work period. The Patient Care Technician provides patient-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned patient under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Record vital statistics and other basic health information. Administer basic health care and medical treatments; provide assistance with basic daily living activities, including dressing/undressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, etc., meal preparation and dining needs, emotional and spiritual needs, and laundry. Clean patient living areas or treatment rooms. Collect non-invasive biological specimens from patient. Prepare patient treatment areas for use; prepare and clean medical equipment; dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards and policy. Perform clerical work related to scheduling and documenting patient healthcare. Provide direction to students providing patient care, treatment, and/or services as part of their training as needed. Strong communication, customer service, multi-tasking, and organizational skills are needed on a daily basis.

Department Details

Schedule: 3 shifts/week. 12 hours/shift. Days, Nights, Every Other Weekend and Holiday.

Orthopedics/Neurology Department Details:

The specialty of orthopedics encompasses medical, surgical, gerontology, trauma and orthopedic nursing skills. The patients range from adolescent to geriatric. Patient-focused care is the concept of the 41-bed orthopedic unit.

The Center for Joint Success provides early teaching and family participation in a team environment. Our orthopedic practice is one of a few in the nation with four Joint Commission Specialty Certifications in Orthopedics. These certifications reflect a practice with patient outcomes that serve as a benchmark for other units and highly motivates staff. To ensure a safe transition to the home environment, the team makes discharge planning a primary focus.

The eight-bed NACU is an intermediate unit for acute stroke and transitional patients from the intensive care unit to the general unit. The unit also has a Joint Commission Specialty Certification in primary stroke care. Neurology encompasses patients who may have had a stroke, head injury or spinal injury.

Qualifications

High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) is required.

Knowledge of healthcare, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and medical equipment/supplies preferred.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred, but not required. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-31129
Featured: No