PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN - MEDICAL - SURGICAL UNIT - HIRING FAIR
Cook County Health
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 00130579
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN - MEDICAL - SURGICAL UNIT - HIRING FAIR
Posting Salary: $19.05 -$22.93 HOURLY
Cook County Health will seek to fill the positions by means of the Hiring Fair Process.
Note: Onsite interviews will be held at John H. Stroger: 1950 West Polk Street - 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612. The only opportunity to interview for this position will be on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You must attend onsite at the Hiring Fair (and sit for an interview if qualified) to be considered for the position. As a reminder, please apply & bring your resume, driver license, and any applicable certifications.
The Patient Care Technician assists the professional nurse in the provision of patient care needs according to the plan of care. Takes responsibility and accountability for learning and adhering to hospital and nursing policies and procedures, care of the environment and supplies and equipment within the scope of training. Performs other duties as assigned under direction of a Licensed Registered Professional Nurse (RN).
Typical Duties • Interfaces daily with patients. Nurses, Nurse Coordinator, Divisional Nursing Director, Support Staff, and Physicians. • Prepares patient rooms and patient beds for receiving admissions, returning surgical patient, transfer, or emergencies. • Provides patient care, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) (eating, bathing, changing of bed linens, dressing patient, mobility and continence) and other general care, as necessary throughout the day to assure patient's physical comfort. • Obtains intakes & output and document in emergency medical record. • Empties Foley catheter at a minimum of every eight (8) hours or hourly, as needed or as directed by RN. Documents in the EMR. • Empties patient drains as directed by RN. Document in the EMR. • Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, weight, height in an accurate and precise manner. • Measures and records intake and output in an accurate and precise manner. • Assists with pre and post-operative care, such as positioning patient, lifting and turning patient with proper body mechanics, ambulating patients and applying/utilizing special equipment as necessary. • Assists and accompanies patient in the admission, transfer and discharge process while assuring comfort. • Participates in nursing reports by receiving and contributing to status report of patients. • Performs treatment procedures such as enemas, surgical skin preparations and application of ice packs and heat assuring patient comfort. • Prepares patients for meals, assists in feeding patient if necessary, and distributes water and other nourishments according to patient needs. • Performs general care activities for patients in isolation. • Provides close observation care to patients. • Provides post-mortem care. • Makes rounds, anticipates patient needs, and responds to patient call lights promptly. • Collects specimens, labels properly and transports to proper area in a timely manner. • Reports to appropriate nursing personnel pertinent information including any changes observed in condition or behavior of patient. • Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by keeping order in patient rooms, reporting equipment that is out of order, cleaning equipment (as assigned) and distributing unit linen and supplies. • Documents appropriate patient care Information in a clear legible, concise manner. • Utilizes AIDET when interacting with patients during hand-off process, and endorsement to healthcare team member during patient transition or shift change. This will include current evidenced-based practice (EBP) tools, such as AIDET, SBAR, hourly rounds, etc. • Adapts to change in workload, or patient assignments. • Adapts to change in workload or patient assignments. • Recognizes and responds to priorities in patient care. • Performs assigned duties independently, willingly cooperates. • Assists in exceeding patient satisfaction. • Functions in an accurate, precise, calm manner in emergency and crisis situations. • Evacuates patient in an emergency, according to fire and evacuation policy. • Uses safety devices and standard precautions to prevent the spread of infection and disease. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications • High School diploma or GED • Valid and Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) • Valid and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification • Basic computer skills (Proficiency test may be administered)
Preferred Qualifications • One (1) year experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) • Bilingual
VETERAN PREFERENCE PLEASE READ
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must: • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position. • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?” • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
• A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER