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Patient Care Technician- Float

Req #:  107876
Facility:  Condell Medical Center
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Libertyville
Posting Budget Status:  Night
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Advocate Condell Medical Center has been providing high quality care to residents in the north suburbs for more than 85 years. It is the largest health care provider and only Level I trauma center in Lake County, Illinois. Advocate Condell is a non-profit, acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of medical services. This includes everything from obstetrics, radiology services and rehabilitation to open heart surgery, neurosurgery and oncology.

Advocate Condell has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics three times, and was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards to nursing services in national and international health care.  Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured. 

Advocate Condell is accredited by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center and also features an emergency department approved for pediatrics backed by the resources of Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

Site:  Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville

Hours:  Night Shift

Status:  Full Time

 

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent

Certified Nurse Assistant or equivalent experience (such as paramedic training and/or Military Corpsman) or completion of first semester of clinical nursing school or licensed as a LPN

Good written and verbal communication skills. CPR Ability to frequently stoop, bend, push, pull, climb, lift and demonstrate manual dexterity for extended periods of time.

Ability to lift and assist with the movement of heavy patients and/or equipment, (with assistance.)

Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environment.

Possible exposure to infectious waste and disease.

Ability to stand and walk for a long period of time (stand and/or walk 80 percent of time sit 20 percent of time, depending on assignment (able to kneel and bend.)

Able to work at a pace sufficient to complete assigned workload daily.

Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of fire or other disaster.


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 in providing quality care to patients in a manner which is patient focused and technically appropriate. The Patient Care Technician works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse in accordance with accepted standards practice within the guidelines of the Illinois Nursing Practice Act and the Mission and Philosophy of the Advocate Healthcare.

Accountabilities:
Perform tasks related to maintaining the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations.
Participate in the admission and discharge process of with all patients under the guidance of the Nurse Clinician or designee.
Provide general patient care duties that are specific to the PCT patient population and as directed by the Nurse Clinician.
Perform tasks related to the nutritional needs of the patient.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago