Patient Care Technician – BMT Hematology Oncology Floor – Nights
Clements University Hospital
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With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. You’ll discover a magnet facility with a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.
Join UT Southwestern as a Patient Care Technician on the Surgical Oncology floor at Clements University Hospital and help with our commitment to deliver compassionate care. As a PCT at UT Southwestern, you will have the opportunity to join a team of the top cancer specialists in the country and be a part of our innovative therapies, cutting-edge research, and life changing clinical trials.
This person will be working on a high acuity, fast-paced Bone Marrow Transplant / Oncology unit. This position is a full-time (36hour / week) PM (night) shift position, requiring 3 12-hour shifts per week, 7p-7a, with 6 weekend shifts required per 6 week schedule period (2 Friday PM, 2 Saturday PM, 2 Sunday PM).
At UT Southwestern, the possibilities to explore your interests and advance your career are limitless. We would love the opportunity to have you join our Nationally Ranked Cancer Center by U.S News & World Report’s!
- Provide patient care under the direction of nursing staff being certain to only perform tasks in which training and/or competency has been validated.
- Collect, monitor, and document pertinent data relating to patient functioning and care to include but not limited to: intake and output, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Recognizes and immediately reports values outside normal parameters to the nurse.
- Perform patient rounding being sure to report any changes in a patient's condition or behavior immediately to the nurse. Seeks assistance and guidance as needed to ensure that patient care is delivered in a safe, high quality and effective manner at all times. Assess, identify, and monitor environmental, patient, and the patient's family needs in a respectful, positive, and timely manner to achieve satisfaction.
- Perform basic hygiene care in accordance with the Department of Nursing policies, procedures and unit standards to include but not limited to pericare, oral care, daily hygiene, linen changes, skin changes, and foley care.
- Transfer and transport patients in accordance with policies and procedures with specific consideration to age-specific and safety needs.
- Resolve patient concerns by initiating service recovery and immediately escalating patient, family, visitors and staff concerns through the chain of command. Build meaning and sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication with members of the healthcare team.
- Prepare, update, and disseminate reports at the change of shift and when changes are noted in the patient's condition. Support the administrative and clinical operations of assigned practice environment.
- Orient new staff and students to work areas. Collaborates with other nursing staff and hospital employees to create an environment that is conducive to the retention of qualified personnel.
- Utilize downtime to assist others and/or to provide additional supportive measures to patients and/or patients’ families within the respective patient care environment.
- Completes other duties as assigned. Performs in the role of sitter as needed, documents as required.
- Maintain current compliance with ongoing annual education requirements (modules, classes and competencies).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
- Familiarity with medical terminology. Working knowledge of basic computer software skills.
- One year acute care inpatient hospital experience preferred, or a certified nursing assistant certificate or certified medical assistant certificate or completed the first semester of nursing clinicals.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).
- Must achieve validation of required core competencies and training within 6 months of employment.
- PCTs are full-time (36 hour/weekly).
- 3 12 hour shifts/weekly
- Rotating weekends
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/
For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
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