Patient Care Technician - Adult Surgical (Unit 700)

Tucson Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

This 34 bed surgical unit consists of Urologic, Bariatric, Colo-Rectal-Enhanced Recovery, and Vascular patients as well as general surgical overflow. The unit provides both pre-operative and post-operative care. Patient education is focused on pain management, post hospital care and patient focus to return to their optimal level of functioning. We have a Bariatric surgical intervention program as well as an enhanced recovery after surgery program with Colo-Rectal Physicians (all staff must be specially trained prior to caring for these patients). Nurse ratio is 1:5 on days and 1:6 on nights.

SUMMARY:

Responsible for direct patient care services on a specific unit under the supervision of an RN or Case Manager. Provides personal care and assists with the implementation of selected portions of a care plan including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, and phlebotomy under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times, including patient information, proprietary information and personnel information.

Formulates and implements accurate and timely care.

Takes care of the body after death.

Assists patients with activities of daily living.

Takes vital signs, weighs patients, and collects routine urine specimens; cleans catch specimens, stool specimens, and sputum specimens.

Maintains patient safety and infection control standards; promotes a safe therapeutic environment that allows for the delivery of high quality patient care.

Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and discharges; monitors and restocks supplies.

Performs dressing changes and treatments using aseptic technique; opens sterile supplies and sets up for procedures.

Discontinues IV lines and performs EKGs.

Nurse Technician:

Completion of student Med/Surg clinical rotation. Maintains professional growth and development through a minimum of 12 hours annual in-services.

BSN students – eligible the summer before their last two or thre

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