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Patient Care Technician (PCT/CNA) - Med Surg - Sign On Bonus Avail

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Slidell
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

This job works collaboratively under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse to maintain patient safety and provide for the delivery of basic patient care. May provide constant observation of the patient and notifies nursing personnel of changes in behavior or status and when leaving the room, and intervenes as needed to maintain patient safety. Communicates effectively with co-workers, patients, family and visitors. They perform all functions delegated by the nurse staff and adhere to the policies and procedures.

Full Time Nights

Education 

Required - High School diploma or equivalent


Work Experience

Required - None.

Preferred-  Hospital and telemetry experience.
 
Certifications

Required - Current Louisiana Certification as a Nurses’ Assistant (CNA)

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills


Job Duties

  • Assists with plan of care as delegated by staff nurse within scope of practice.
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment in the patient care area.
  • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned areas.
  • Communicates patient care needs effectively with patients, families, and other staff members, including multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Completes documentation of patient related tasks.
  • Maintains professional certifications and technical knowledge.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.


Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
 

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Patient Care Technician (PCT/CNA) - Med Surg - Sign On Bonus Avail, Other , Slidell, Louisiana

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