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Ortho/Spine Surgical Unit Patient Care Technician - Full-time

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID: 1215731 Employment Status: Full-Time More Information: Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer care, and women's and infants' services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital. In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area. Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation's largest nonprofit healthcare organizations. Orthopedic/Neuro Spine and Acute Rehabilitation at Missouri Baptist offers a 34-bed unit for patients undergoing joint replacements, back surgeries and other orthopedic procedures with. Included in this nursing area is a 10-bed Rehabilitation Unit which provides services between acute and long-term care. The patient care team researches patient lifestyle, function and mobility, and customizes care plans to return patients to their home setting. Overview Role Purpose Provides direct patient care to support the licensed professional nurses responsible for a team of patients to ensure a safe environment for patients by reducing risk of harm. Collects vital information on the patient and reports such to the nursing team which contributes to the overall assessment of each patient and any changes to a patient's condition. Responsibilities Implements direct patient care under the supervision of the nurse, promoting patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Administers or assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), performs vital signs, intake & output, fall and pressure ulcer prevention measures, urinary catheter care, phlebotomy, or point of care testing as requested. Collects clinical data and information on patients, and reports changes in patient status to the nurse. Assists nurse with patient and family education. Documents all patient care activities provided with correct medical terminology. Acts as 1:1 patient safety sitter as necessary. Ensures availability of supplies and equipment to meet each patient's needs. Participates in activities that promote patient safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development. BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job. Minimum Requirements Degree High School Diploma or GED Experience No Experience Supervisor Experience No Experience Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information Licenses & Certifications Certified Nurse Assistant Benefits Statement Note: not all benefits apply to all openings - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options - Pension Plan/403(b) Plan - 401(k) plan - Tuition Assistance - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts - On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location) - Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center Legal Statement The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Ortho/Spine Surgical Unit Patient Care Technician - Full-time, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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