ECRH Patient Care Technician* Location:
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Department Information Augusta University College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for Patient Care Technicians to be part of the nursing team at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, GA. The innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University partners professional nurses with advance practice nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff, an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health team. The technicians will assist in providing high quality care while practicing and mentoring on a newly developed education unit designed to teach future mental health professionals using an interdisciplinary approach. Augusta University will provide the academic resource promote high quality practice and research. East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated psychiatric facility that provide psychiatric care to people with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. Minimum Requirements High school diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal institution; Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification; Must be actively enrolled in an RN Program (BSN or ADN); Completion of Nursing Fundamentals and and the ability to obtain the RN licensure within one (1) year of graduation or completion of Nursing program; Resume must specify area of interest.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentialityExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesAccountable for safe, prompt and accurate completion of assigned dutiesOperates within framework of education and job duties as outlined in job descriptionCertifications Must possess current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.Responsibilities The Patient Care Technician is an unlicensed staff member who provides intermediate level nursing care to patients under the discretion and supervision of registered nurses. The duties include, but are not limited to:
Observes special precautions, such as suicidal precautions, close observation, escape precautions and/or restraintsMeasures vital signs, height and weight; Specimen collection; Capillary blood glucose monitoring; Simple dressing changesTransports patients, supplies and equipmentProvides direction and training to patients in ADL to promote increased independence; Uses positive behavior management technique to teach normative, cognitive and social behaviors to patients; Participates in patient treatment team meetingsUtilizes knowledge base to assist in meeting patient care needs (i.e. comfort and ADL measures)Based on competence credentialing, develops and maintains cross trainable skills related to both direct patient care and care of mental health patientsParticipates in activities that facilitate learning the principles of the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care)Performs all other duties/tasks as assigned
Shift/Salary Shift: Day/Evening/Night; Rotate Weekends Pay Grade: 7 Competitive salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of candidate. Recruitment Period: Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.