This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center's strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
The Patient Care Technician II is an unlicensed caregiver working under the direction of the Registered Nurse. This position is responsible for supporting the Emergency Department to maintain smooth, effective communication between healthcare practitioners, departments, patients, and visitors. The Patient Care Technician II position is accountable for the accurate, timely documentation in the patient medical record. Ensures prompt, timely assistance which contributes to the patient's progress towards discharge. This role is accountable for patient admission, transfer, discharge flow processes, and for providing the most basic of patient care, including data collection, personal hygiene, vital sign measurement and assistance with activities of daily living. Saddleback Medical Center Emergency Department is a cardiac/STEMI and thrombectomy-certified stroke receiving unit serving a diverse community. This position is responsible for providing patient care in a safe and effective manner in a dynamic, multidisciplinary team. Working under the direction of the Registered Nurses, the Patient Care Technician II assists the Emergency Department team in routine and acute care, transfer and transport of patients, splint application, wound care, unit secretary coverage, and performing EKG testing.
One year of experience in an acute care setting preferred.
One year of acute care experience as unit secretary/nursing assistant/ monitor technician or
nursing student who has completed the first semester of nursing school preferred.
Basic computer skills preferred.
Proficient in verbal and written English preferred.
High School Diploma or equivalency required.
Current AHA Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) card required.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) preferred.
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