Fort Worth, TX US
Area of Interest:
Patient Support Services
Texas Health Fort Worth
Texas Health Fort Worth seeks to hire a PCT for the evening shift, 3p (1500) to 3a (0300), working full time, 3 shifts per week in the Emergency Department. 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;
Upon hire PCTs must be a current Certified Nurse’s Aide, Graduate of an approved Hospital specific PCT Training Program (i.e. THFW or Center For Learning Program), Emergency Medical Technician (For Emergency Department only), nursing student who has completed fundamentals or military experience with medical training equivalent;
Current AHA BLS training;
Ability to function in a fast paced environment;
Good customer service, computer and communication skills with the ability to handle some Unit Secretary responsibilities:
A high degree of confidentiality and positive interpersonal skills.
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.
Adapts to changes in workload assignment to meet changing needs of the individual patient or the unit.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.