CarolinaEast Health System Patient Care Technician I in New Bern, North Carolina
Patient Care Technician I
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Clinical Decision and Observation
Min: 11.05 Mid;14.09 Max: 17.13
High school diploma or equivalent is required
American Heart Association BLS (CPR) Certification Required
About CarolinaEast Medical Center CarolinaEast Health System is dedicated to quality and compassionate care across the Coastal Carolina region. The flagship of the health system is a 350 bed full service medical center housing a complete compliment of inpatient and outpatient services with the latest technology. CarolinaEast Health System employs 2,500 dedicated team members. We have physician practices in various specialties spanning four counties. Our employees create a culture of excellence that connects our patients to the same level of care that is usually found at larger medical centers while maintaining a friendly, community feel throughout our facilities. CarolinaEast offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees as well as benefits to part time plus and part time employees. CarolinaEast Medical Center is the only continuous 5-star rated hospital by CMS in North Carolina. The Clinical Decision and Observation Service is a 48 private bed unit. The foundation for this unit is based on outpatient/observation services which encompasses both medical and intermediate levels of care to patients. Within the unit reside a 13 bed admission area and a 19 bed observation area and a 16 bed unit that is utilized for the influx of patients and medical overflow. The goal of the Clinical Decision Unit is to provide safe, quality care for patients with various disease processes through the admission process and observation services. Job Summary: The Patient Care Technician I assists the nursing staff by performing assigned duties for patients and staff under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. The Patient Care Tech I duties include but are not limited to secretarial functions and NA I skills. Minimum Requirements: High school graduate or equivalency required. Nurses Aide I certificate listed with the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services. Some understanding of medical terminology. At least one year of experience in an acute care setting, either as a unit secretary or as a Nurses Aide I preferred. Ability to organize confidential clerical responsibilities and patient care, maintaining workflow despite interruptions and changing priorities. Ability to relate effectively to patients, their families, physicians, staff, and all others using proper channels of communication. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the nursing unit(s). The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/ department's policies and procedures. Maintains current BLS certification.