Patient Care Technician - Telemetry (0.9FTE) at Essentia Health
Posted in Nurse 30+ days ago.
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Location: Fargo, North Dakota
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Find your calling. Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small. We’re looking for people who are committed to making patients and their families feel known and understood. People who understand what it means to be Here with you. People who are willing to use their strengths to help others.
The Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing direct care to patients and serving the needs of patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort, under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager, and/or Department Director (possibly with guidance from an LPN) to contribute to meeting the mission and goals of Essentia Health. Provides personal hygiene care, assists with providing for nutritional needs, recognizes and promptly reports changes in patient condition to the RN, and maintains a safe, clean environment for patients to promote the healing process. The Patient Care Technician works within job scope to meet the requirements of the Joint Commission and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory and accrediting agencies. Position requires high level of customer service skills to establish and enhance positive relationships with patients, coworkers and others.
Essentia Health offers competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, flex spending accounts, retirement plans, paid time off, and continuing education including tuition reimbursement.
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Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.
QUALIFICATIONS (minimum requirements) Education and/or years experience required: • Knowledge of/experience with medical terminology preferred. • Basic knowledge of patient care principles in assigned service line desirable or the ability to demonstrate achievement of position specific competencies. Licensure/Certifications required: • Basic Life Support certification required within 3 months after hire. • Certified Nursing Assistant through the North Dakota Department of Health preferred, if no CNA, must be registered as a Nurse Assistant through the North Dakota Department of Health within three months of date of employment. • Strong interpersonal skills required. • Must be able to comprehend policies, patient records, physician's orders, procedures and guidelines.