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Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Assistant | Dallas, TX | Contract

Job Description
Patient Care Technician
Work Location: Dallas, TX

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Collects data to include: Intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and immediately reports values outside normal parameters to the nurse. Demonstrates awareness of age-specific considerations in gathering these assessments (children, adolescents, adults, older adults). Performs sterile procedures in accordance with the Department of Nursing and Infection Control Policies and Procedures to include sterile gloves, dressing changes and in/out catherizations.
• Reports any changes in a patient's condition or behavior immediately to the nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure that patient care is delivered in a safe, high quality and effective manner at all times.
• Responds to patient requests for assistance in a respectful, positive and timely manner. Asks the patient and/or patient's family, ""Can I do anything else for you"" before leaving the room.
• Performs basic hygiene care in accordance with the Department of Nursing Policies and Procedures. Checks skin carefully during the bath, reports anything other than normal immediately to the nurse.
• Makes frequent and ongoing patient rounds to comfort, position, and to provide toileting and hygiene care. Lets the patient know when you will return. Patient rarely finds it necessary to use the call light.
• Documents patient information accurately and in appropriate place in a timely manner.
• Transfers, and transports patients safely and in accordance with the Department of Nursing Policies and Procedures, with concern for age-specific considerations. Ensures that patient is covered with robe and/or blankets and that slippers are on feet (even if Transporter is taking patient).
• Welcomes new patient/patient's family. Knocks before entering room. Smiles and introduces self. Wears name tag. Immediately alerts nurse if patient/patient's family seems or is unhappy and you have not resolved the issue.
• Assumes accountability for all actions in the workplace. Reports errors promptly.
• Orients new staff and students to work areas. Collaborates with other nursing staff and hospital employees to create an environment that is conducive to the retention of qualified personnel.
• Attends at least 80% of scheduled staff meetings and 100% of mandatory educational sessions.
• Utilizes downtime to assist others and/or to provide additional amenities to patients and/or patients’ families.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have one-year acute care inpatient hospital experience or completed the first semester of nursing clinicals
• Current BLS

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.