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Providence Health & Services Patient Care Technician in Valdez, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Patient Care Technician (Medical Surgical, Variables, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of and provides care according to Standards of Practice and the patient’s Nursing Care Plan. These duties are under the supervision of the Primary Caregiver and/or Professional Associate. Performs duties to assist in activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment

  • Record vital signs, I&O, weights, ADLs, meal intake, and other required documentation in an accurate, concise, and timely manner

  • Report changes in patient condition, problematic and unusual circumstances to Primary Caregiver and Professional Associates. Maintain a safe environment for patients, families, and co-workers

  • Communicate effectively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment. Communicate in a compassionate manner to patients, families, and visitors

  • Assist in the patient admitting, transfer, and discharge procedure. Transport patients via wheelchair and stretcher

  • Check and restock supplies and emergency equipment and replaces as instructed. Maintain and operate multiple pieces of equipment in a safe and effective manner to improve patient care

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served

  • Support and assist with orientation and/or preceptorship of new staff and/or students

  • Complete Competency Plan for assigned job and department

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School graduate or General Equivalency Degree (GED)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant or any equivalent Combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience

  • Completion of CNA program or 6 months of health care experience

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE’s). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for “swing bed” status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 266078

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