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Patient Care Technician - Cardiac

Req #:  118096
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent

New hires/transfers eff. 2/1/2015: Certified Nurse Assistant or currently enrolled in a School of Nursing
Good communication skills
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills
Basic math calculation skills
N/A Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care
Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Ability to perform heavy lifting/transfer activities related to patients (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
Ability to work designated shifts, including weekends and holidays
Ability to transport objects from on location to another
This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To assist the registered nurse with delegated patient care activities and to provide administrative support for the patient care area, including receptionist/secretarial duties, medical chart management, and general administrative and operational support for clinical team.

Accountabilities:
Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care duties. Assists the nurse with delegated tasks effectively, efficiently and in a thorough manner.
Ensures a safe and secure environment.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, physicians, and associates in other departments.
Responsible for indirect patient care activities.
Participates in ongoing education and development.


Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago