Full Time Patient Care Technician (Days, 7:00am - 7:00pm; $1,500 Sign on Bonus!)
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-31055
The Patient Care Technician works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and maintains basic patient care (outlined below) as well as phlebotomy and some clerical responsibilities.Performs a wide variety of phlebotomy, and clerical duties and basic patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and maintains the patient care and unit environment consistent with the policies, procedures, and practices. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Provides patient care as directed, within the nursing assistant scope of practice, in meeting the multidisciplinary care plan established for each patient. This includes phlebotomy, wound care, splinting, and EKG's.
Identifies, observes and documents the physical needs of the patient according to established standards.
Reports changes in patient condition to licensed personnel in a timely manner.
Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.
Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living and fulfills designated and delegated responsibilities for ongoing continuum of care.
Accurately processes specimens and provides timely transport of the specimen to the laboratory.
Performs point of care patient testing and point of care instrument maintenance and quality control.
Assists in problem solving, trouble shooting and taking corrective measures in care and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new staff and students in a positive manner.
Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards and facilitates patient throughput activities.
Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.
Coordinate's transportation of patients to multiple tests.
Communicates patient related information promptly to the appropriate care team member.
Assists in ordering supplies.
Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets.
Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment.
Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic or unit.
Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.
Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage (full time employees)
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Paid Parental & Paid Military Leave
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Employee referral incentive programs
Generous paid time off packages
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced healthcare leaders
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required), Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Preferred)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.