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Patient Care Tech - 6NT CV Step Down - PRN

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:The Patient Care Tech I will assist with conducting and documenting vital signs, changing and making beds, transporting patient, delivery of food trays and assisting with lifting in and out of bed. In addition will provide activities for daily living to the patient that includes bathing, feeding, and dressing.May also deliver and retrieve items from other departments within the hospital. Answer call lights and may funtion as a Unit Secretary, including preparing patient record and order entry.Shoreline Cardiovascular Step-Down is a 27-private bed unit that specializes in cardiac care for patients who have had open heart surgery.We see cardiovascular/thoracic patients and families that are post CABG, heart caths, valve replacements, thoracotomies, and many other cardiothoracic surgical procedures. We also see general medical surgical patients that may have a primary cardiac diagnosis/history with co-morbidities that may need telemetry monitoring, as well as those patients needing critical cardiac drips. On 6NT, we train our staff to detect medical issues before they become a problem, so they can respond to those emergent situations quickly and confidently. We have many opportunities for assessments, patient/family teaching, IVs, wound care, lab value analysis and medication administration/ management.Our average nurse to patient ratio is 5:1.One beautiful thing about 6NT is we are a heart floor in a heart hospital, so our beds are in high demand, are typically full, and our staff is rarely cancelled. We offer flexible scheduling through bid-shift and promote a team environment. On 6NT, we encourage communication and collaboration in an environment that is engaging and rewarding for our health care professionals, as well the patients on our unit.Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong customer service skills and computer literacy is required. Previous experience as a Patient Care Tech in a hospital setting preferred.
  • CPR (American Heart Association)Work Type:Per Diem As Needed

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Corpus Christi , Patient Care Tech - 6NT CV Step Down - PRN, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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