Patient Care Technician-NICU
Posted on: September 14, 2021
We are looking for
detailed-oriented and compassionate Patient Care Technicians to
serve the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UPMC Harrisburg.
Our NICU is a Level III, 42-bed, single patient room unit that is
dedicated to providing the highest quality family centered care to
an extremely fragile and tiny patient population. The daily
responsibilities include performing vital signs (evaluating heart
rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation levels
and taking temperatures), diaper care, and supporting the bedside
nurse with other activities. In addition to patient care, the role
also performs stocking and baby laundry responsibilities. The
Patient Care Technicians are an integral member of our healthcare
team, working together with the nursing staff to ensure quality
patient care and safety. In the NICU you will find an
environment that fosters teamwork, supports professional growth, as
well as shared decision making.
- Provides patient care including assisting with patient
procedures and activities of daily living. Assists with physical,
respiratory and cardiopulmonary therapies. Provides feedback to the
RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient
- Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant
responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O,
specimen collections and Foley care) AND at least four of the
following BU identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple
dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder
scan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal.
- Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate
department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication
with other departments.Establishes professional and respectful
interpersonal relationships.Contributes to the universal unit
activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights
and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
- Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and
communicates learning needs to the unit director. Takes action to
improve knowledge, skills and performance. Requests assistance in
planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participates in
self-review as requested by the unit director.
- Provides instruction to patients and their families under the
direction of the RN. May apply, monitor and remove patient
restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
with all members of the health care team.Demonstrate understanding
of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the
health professions.Cares for patients and self by supporting safety
in the workplace.Develops and maintains productive working
relationships internally and externally by demonstrating
accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation and commitment
to patients and colleagues.
- Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to
patient care and hospital related information. Complies with safety
policies and procedures including standard precautions.
- Suggests and supports changes within the department.Assumes
responsibility for assignment and views problems as
challenges.Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient
functioning of the department.Supports department based projects
and quality initiatives.
- Documents in the medical record according to established
procedures. Performs assigned work in a timely and productive
manner. Completes department clerical functions as needed.
- High school diploma or equivalent.If no previous hospital or
pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC patient care
technician class OR successful completion of EIC training program
OR successful completion of first year of clinical work in a
- Successful completion of basic information system
- Microcomputer experience preferred.
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently
enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.Access to
medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
Keywords: UPMC, Harrisburg , Patient Care Technician-NICU, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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