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Patient Care Technician - Intermediate Care Unit 3 East

Company: Sentara Health
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

City/State
Virginia Beach, VA

Overview

Work Shift
Third (Nights) (United States of America)

Sentara is currently hiring a Patient Care Technician to work at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital on the Intermediate Care Unit 3 East.

Hours/Shift:

Full-time, nightshift, 7pm to 7am

Department/Position Overview:

Are you looking to test your skills and learn new ones? This 33-bed intermediate care step down unit provides care for high acuity patients. This position will focus on call bells, toileting and assisting nurses in bedside procedures among other responsibilities.

As aNursing Care Partner/Patient Care Technicianwith Sentara, you will have the opportunity to learn many new skills. From taking vitals to blood draws and daily care. The primary duties of this position include supporting the admission/discharge process, changing, bathing ambulating patients, drawing blood, foley catheter care, meeting patient needs while working under the direct supervision of a nurse. You will find that teamwork is exceptional, with everyone working together to provide the best care for our patients.

Click to hear Jennifer tell us about a day in the life of a Patient Care Technician with Sentara.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and one of the following
  • Sentara Care Partner Certification Program, or
  • Successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), or
  • National Patient Care Technician (NCPCT), or
  • Completion of US Navy Hospital Corps School, or
  • Emergency Services to include EMR, EMS, EMT, AEMT and Paramedic, or
  • Current student enrolled in a clinical program (beyond prerequisites) having completed at least one semester of RN, LPN, RT or PT, or
  • Current work experience within last three years as a PCT or Nursing Assistant.
  • One year of prior health care experience preferred.
  • American Health Associate BLS Certification required within 90 days of hire.

    Facility Highlights:

    Click here to learn more about Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital!

    We are located just 15 minutes from VA Beach Town Center and just a few minutes to the Oceanfront. This is the closest Sentara Hospital to the beach!

    Sentara Benefits:

    Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We re setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits,

    Be a part of an excellent healthcare organization that cares about our People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service, and Integrity. Join a team that has a mission to improve health every day and a vision to be the healthcare choice of the communities that we serve!

    Keywords: NCP, Nursing Care Partner, CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant, NA, Patient Care Tech, PCT, Patient Care Technician, MA, Medical Assistant, EMT, EMS, Paramedic, Monster, Talroo-Allied Health

    Job Summary

    Patient Care Technicians are unlicensed staff members who are accountable to, and work under the direct supervision of a professional nurse to implement delegated aspects of nursing care. Provide patient care, support the admissions and discharge process, and comply with patient safety practices under the direction of the professional nurse. Observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing.

    For those acting as Safety Partners, de-escalation and physical intervention training within 30 days of hire, except for those in Behavioral Health within 15 days of hire.

    One of the following programs is acceptable for education: Sentara Care Partner Certification Program, successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), National Patient Care Technician (NCPCT), completion of US Navy Hospital Corps School, Emergency Services to include EMR, EMS, EMT, AEMT and Paramedic, or current student enrolled in a clinical program having completed at least one semester of a (RN, LPN, RT or PT) or current work experience within last three years as a PCT or Nursing Assistant.

    One year of health care experience preferred. AHA BLS certification within 90 days of hire.

    Qualifications:

    HS - High School Grad or Equivalent (Required)

    Basic Life Support (BLS) - Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) RQI, Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) - Certification - National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

    Skills

    Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.

    Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at ecfr.gov for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.

    In support of our mission to improve health every day, this is a tobacco-free environment.

Keywords: Sentara Health, Virginia Beach , Patient Care Technician - Intermediate Care Unit 3 East, Professions , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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