Patient Care Technician
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: November 22, 2022
The Patient Care Technician supports the work of the Registered
Nurse to meet the needs of patients in order to provide safe,
quality care.Essential Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, or designee, the
Patient Care Technician assists the work of the Registered Nurse to
meet the needs of patients in order to provide safe, quality
- Working as part of a team with the Registered Nurse, the
Patient Care Technician participates in providing patient care,
including: Implements progressive mobility guidelines (e.g.
patients in chair for meals). Ambulating, turning and repositioning
patients. Uses patient handling equipment in the tasks of lifting,
transferring, repositioning and transporting patients. As needed,
may also transport patients within the medical center and deliver
and pick up specimens and prescriptions.
- Assisting with activities of daily living, including but not
limited to: feeding, bathing, toileting, providing water, answering
the phone, and oral care. Within the Patient Care Technician duties
and responsibilities and dependant on the patient population,
assists the Registered Nurse with patient monitoring, including but
not limited to: obtaining, recording and reporting vital signs,
weights, and measuring and recording inputs/outputs. May perform
EKGs as required.
- In coordination with the Registered Nurse and other medical
center staff, will maintain a clean and safe environment by
providing a newly admitted patient with supplies (e.g. ICS/
Admission Kit), ensuring a clean and tidy bedside, and neat linens.
Performs other related duties as necessary.
- Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or designee, the
Patient Care Technician may act as a sitter to ensure that patient
safety needs are met. As a sitter, the Patient Care Technician will
assist the registered nurse assigned to the patient in providing
care including hygiene, nutrition, mobility, monitoring and engage
the patient in diversional and therapeutic activities.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory
- Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual
should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Analytical - Collects and researches data; uses intuition and
experience to complement data.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops
- Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; treats
co-workers, patients, and facility visitors with respect.
- Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification to ensure
that instructions and requests are fully understood.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; reads
and interprets written information.
- Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
balances team and individual responsibilities.Grade: 279 Basic
Qualifications:ExperienceMinimum six (6) months (out of the last 3
years) experience in a hospital, clinic or in a SNF/Home Health
setting as a nurse assistant, care partner, medical assistant or
student nurse with one semester in a clinical setting.
EducationN/ALicense, Certification, RegistrationBLS
required.Additional Requirements:A solid understanding of human
anatomy, basic medical terminology, and rehabilitation principles
is desired.Experience requirement will be waived for Patient
Mobility Techs who are transitioned into this classification in
2009.Patient Mobility Techs who require training must successfully
complete an employer provided training program and will be given
six months to meet the requirements of the position.Preferred
Qualifications:Current California State Nurse Assistant
certification preferred.COMPANY: KAISERTITLE: Patient Care
TechnicianLOCATION: Oakland, CaliforniaREQNUMBER: 1023471External
hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified
applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered
for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local
laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance
Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or
Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland , Patient Care Technician, Professions , Oakland, California
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