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Patient Care Tech II (PCT) / Cardiovascular Step Down (PCU)/ Full Time / Days

Company: Heart Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Overview Patient Care Tech II (PCT), Cardiac PCU, Full-Time, Days, Albuquerque, NM SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES We are looking for a Patient Care Tech II (PCT) to join our Cardiac PCU team in Albuquerque, NM. This full time job is located at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. New Mexico---s only hospital dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular care, including the State---s only facility to do left ventricular aortic device (LVAD) implant, and a cutting-edge hybrid operation room where surgeons can perform advanced surgical services for cardiovascular patients. Responsibilities Patient Care Tech II (PCT) Job Responsibilities: Works under limited supervision of nursing and medical staff and with full proficiency to perform all duties of a PCT I, which include assisting patients with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, and other ADLs. Observes patients--- progress to prepare and disseminate reports to Registered Nurse or other medical staff. Obtains and records patients' vital signs and collects specimens for lab tests. Provides basic patient transport and housekeeping duties. Measures and records patients' intake and output and other measurements in accordance with unit routines, assist patients with range of motion, and draws blood. Additionally, assists in providing treatments to patients, performs technical procedures such as feeding tube and catheter administration, suture/staple removal, splinting of extremities, and performs ECGs as ordered. Coordinates daily activities for assigned unit to include general clerical and administrative support and participates in performance improvement activities to enhance and maintain personal and department qualifications and standards of performance. Qualifications Patient Care Tech II (PCT) Education and Experience Requirements: Minimum: High School or GED Two (2) years--- experience in acute or long-term care preferred Experience in Phlebotomy or completion of a Phlebotomy course is preferred Must have BLS certification within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. Completion of approved CNA, PCT, or paramedic (EMT-P) certification which includes BLS, or may be senior nursing student with less than one semester to complete in nursing program; responsible for maintaining certificate preferred Demonstrated proficiency in phlebotomy preferred Competent to perform in at least two general areas of practice (cross trained and cross competent to cover more than one hospital service, role, or function) Lovelace is a drug-free employer with smoke free campuses.

Keywords: Heart Hospital, Albuquerque , Patient Care Tech II (PCT) / Cardiovascular Step Down (PCU)/ Full Time / Days, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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