ECRH-Patient Care Technician

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description

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ECRH-Patient Care Technician

Job ID: 254942
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary:

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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 Full Time Patient Care Technicians to be part of an innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University. East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated psychiatric facility that provides care to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The Patient Care Technicians will work closely with the nursing staff while assisting with providing high quality care. Augusta University College of Nursing's partnership with East Central Regional Hospital will provide you with the opportunity to work in a variety of areas while providing the academic resources to promote high quality practice and research. We would love for you to be a part of our dynamic team.

Job Summary
Under direct supervision of a registered nurse, the Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides basic health care and support services to clients during their hospitalization. The PCT is an unlicensed assistive personnel who assists assigned mental health clients with activities of daily living, therapeutic activities, and socialization. The PCT is required to be enrolled in an academic nursing program and has opportunities to interact with Registered Nurses in order to be introduced to the duties of a registered nurse at East Central Regional Hospital.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities to include but not limited to: Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for clients and visitors in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures. Monitors overall clients' health status and vital signs and reports findings to registered nurse or other designated hospital care team member. Assists assigned mental health clients with activities of daily living (including AM and PM care), therapeutic activities, recreation, and socialization. Assists with dressing changes and other care activities under the direction of the registered nurse. Assists clients with transferring and waling in and about the unit as well as in outdoor areas. Assists with the collection of laboratory specimens including capillary blood glucose monitoring as needed; Follows all safety-related policies, procedures, and protocols. Reports potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or situations that may put a client at undue risk. Possesses knowledge of, and observes special precautions individualized for each client, such as level of observation, potential for elopement, and monitoring of restraints. Records healthcare information including vital signs, weight, height, and client demeanor in the medical record. Transports clients, supplies, and equipment in the assigned unit as well as to different units/buildings on campus. Uses positive behavior management techniques to teach normative, cognitive, and social behaviors to clients. Performs other client related care activities to teach normative, cognitive, and social behaviors to clients. Participates in activities supervised by the registered nurse that facilitate learning the principles of the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation/ADPIE). Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings, and workshops. Participates in client treatment team meetings.

Required Qualifications
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal institution. Must be actively enrolled in an RN Program (BSN or ADN). Completion of Nursing Fundamentals. AND Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Accountable for safe, prompt, and accurate completion of assigned duties. Must demonstrate relationships as outlined in Customer Service Standards. Operates within framework of education and job duties as outlined in job description.

Shift/Salary/Benefits
Shift: Day/Evening/Night (8 and 12 hour shifts available). Rotating Weekends.
Pay Grade: 7
Salary Minimum: $12.62- $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://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/ search Job ID: 254942Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.

To apply, visit 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=254942&PostingSeq=1






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