Fort Worth, TX US
Area of Interest:
Patient Support Services
Texas Health Southwest
Texas Health Southwest seeks to hire a PCT, PRN (as needed) working varying shifts, 7am (0700) to 7pm (1900) and 7 pm (1900) to 7 am (0700), on the Telemetry unit. The work schedule for this position includes rotating weekends and holidays.
At Texas Health we are dedicated to finding people to help us fulfill our commitment to make health care human again. We staff our exemplary hospital with health care professionals who approach every patient, every colleague, every physician and every family member with compassion. Come join us on our Journey as we rise to the next level.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
High School Graduate or GED
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION OR TRAINING
Current Texas Certified Nurse’s Aide
Graduate of an approved Hospital specific PCT Training Program (i.e. THFW or Center For Learning Program)
Nursing student who has completed fundamentals
Military experience with medical training equivalent.
Current American Heart Association BLS training.
Six (6) months hospital experience preferred
Assists in the identification of ineffective and costly processes and takes action to improve them.
Participates in the process improvement activities within the department/hospital.
Provides assistance to patient according to written plan of care.
Collects patient data, identifies and reports significant findings to nurse.
Assists in admission/transfer/discharge.
Revises patient activities of daily living based on patient/family preferences.
Performs technical procedures safely and proficiently.
Takes action to reduce or eliminate patient risk.
Enters orders into computer or manual system, if applicable.
Documents accurately and appropriately.
In collaboration/consultation with nurse, adapts care to reflect age-specific and developmental considerations; incorporates cultural/ religious needs and beliefs into delivery of care.
Maintains and enhances patient care skills.
Seeks assistance and supervision when performing unfamiliar tasks.
Serves as a patient advocate.
Complies with personnel policies i.e. Attendance, ID badge, Dress Code, et. al.
Communicates per department expectations.
Recognizes and communicates ethical and legal concerns through established channels of communication.
Uses CPM (Clinical Practice Guidelines) philosophy to work in partnership with patients, families, physicians, peers, and all other disciplines.
Adapts to changing needs of unit, re: patient census, workload, and crisis situations.
Functions as Mentor/Resource in the training and evaluation of practice partners (if selected by Manager).
Uses Unit Based Council communication structure.
Acceptable use of interpersonal relationship skills with patients, families, co- workers, physicians, all disciplines, and other customers.
Flexible with scheduling to help meet departmental/patient needs.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.