Provides functions of the Unit Secretary position (clerical support, order transcription, and customer service) and Nurse Aide. The Patient Care Tech works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Collects, reports, and records basic objective and subjective data.
Observes and reports changes in signs and symptoms or deviations from normal health status.
Provides basic information which assists the licensed nurse in making lists of problems and needs, setting goals, and developing and revising the plan of care.
Provides total personal care or assists patients with Activities of Daily Living.
Provides physical care, comfort measures, and emotional support to patients whose conditions are stable or predictable.
Assists with basic restorative nursing.
Repeats patient teaching instructions as given by the RN.
Documents and communicates completion of assigned duties and patient responses.
Assists with admission and discharge of patients.
Performs CPR when necessary.
Follows principles of asepsis and infection control.
Maintains clean unit, work space, and patient’s environment per regulatory and hospital requirements.
Receives delegation from RN.
Assists in maintaining patient record.
Transcribes physician orders.
Answers phone and performs other clerical duties.
Successful completion of one of the following courses of study/programs:
Nurse Aide, or
Completion of fundamentals course from an approved School of Nursing
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider certification- required
Certified as nurse aide in the state of Colorado-required
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.