Patient Care Technician/UKHC

Job description

The Patient Care Technician will be responsible for assisting and escorting patients from pre-op to the OR, PACU I, PACU II, PACU III and discharge. Under Nurse supervision they will take vital signs, perform urine pregnancy testing and glucometer testing and maintain testing log, assist in ordering and stocking supplies, maintain and obtain needed supplies for patients, staff, and anesthesia, provide clean stretchers or recliners as needed, remove dirtily linens, trash and keep patient care area clean and stocked, and assist patients with actives of daily living prior to discharge. The Patient Care Technician will greet designated patients, preoperatively and postoperatively; wear a tracker and respond to pages, communicate pertinent patient care needs or information to nursing and anesthesia staff and maintain HIPPA guidelines.

Job Title
Patient Care Technician/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Patient Care Tech

Department Name
H3140:Center for Advanced Surgery

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


11am - 7:30pm Monday-Friday with occasional late call as required.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to accurately complete routine functions in a fast paced, high intensity, professional work environment; demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service, time management, and judgment; respect for confidentiality and diversity ; work with a team work mindset and be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

BLS Certification preferred, Previous work in an acute-care facility, long-term, or ambulatory surgery center setting preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How much paid experience do you have in a healthcare facility transporting and providing patient care?
    • None
    • More than 0 years, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  2. * Do you have a current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification, or are you able to obtain one prior to your start date?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Describe how your previous work experience relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What type of setting best describes your patient care experience?
    • None
    • Hospital
    • Nursing Home
    • Medical Office/Clinic
    • No Response
  5. * Do you have previous work experience in an acute or long-term care facility or an ambulatory surgery center?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised?
    • UK Jobs Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Print Advertisement
    • On-line Advertisement
    • Military Connection Advertisement
    • Job Fair
    • "I'm Interested" page on Nurse Recruitment website
    • Facebook
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/12/2018
    Application Due: 5/21/2018
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