ECRH Patient Care Technician

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 15, 2022
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description

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ECRH Patient Care Technician

Job ID: 211908
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Location
Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
Augusta University College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for Patient Care Technicians to be part of the nursing team at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, GA. The innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University partners professional nurses with advance practice nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff, an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health team. The technicians will assist in providing high quality care while practicing and mentoring on a newly developed education unit designed to teach future mental health professionals using an interdisciplinary approach. Augusta University will provide the academic resource promote high quality practice and research.

East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated psychiatric facility that provide psychiatric care to people with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Job Summary
Job Posting Refresh

The Patient Care Technician is an unlicensed staff member who provides intermediate level nursing care to patients under the discretion and supervision of registered nurses.

Responsibilities
The duties include, but are not limited to:
Observes special precautions, such as suicidal precautions, close observation, escape precautions and/or restraints. Measures vital signs, height, and weight; Specimen collection; Capillary blood glucose monitoring; Simple dressing changes. Transports patients, supplies, and equipment. Provides direction and training to patients in ADL to promote increased independence; Uses positive behavior management technique to teach normative, cognitive, and social behaviors to patients; Participates in patient treatment team meetings. Utilizes knowledge base to assist in meeting patient care needs (i.e. comfort and ADL measures). Based on competence credentialing, develops, and maintains cross trainable skills related to both direct patient care and care of mental health patients. Participates in activities that facilitate learning the principles of the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care). Performs all other duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
High school diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal institution; Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification; Must be actively enrolled in an RN Program (BSN or ADN); Completion of Nursing Fundamentals and and the ability to obtain the RN licensure within one (1) year of graduation or completion of Nursing program; Resume must specify area of interest.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Accountable for safe, prompt, and accurate completion of assigned duties. Operates within framework of education and job duties as outlined in job description.

Certifications/License
Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Shift/Salary/Benefits
Shift: Day/Evening/Night; Rotate Weekends.
Pay Grade: 7
Salary Minimum: $12.61- $14.78 hourly.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.
Recruitment Period: Until Filled.

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.

Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!

https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=211908&PostingSeq=2

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.





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