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Patient Care Technician-Float Full-time

at ADVOCATE HEALTH CARE (SYSTEM) in Illinois (Published at 13-06-2018)

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department, a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

Site: Advocate Sherman Hospital; Elgin

Hours: 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm, including rotating weekends and holidays

Status: Part Time (40 hours bi weekly)

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent
New hires/transfers eff. 2/1/2015: Certified Nurse Assistant or currently enrolled in a School of Nursing
Good communication skills
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills
Basic math calculation skills
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care
Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Ability to perform heavy lifting/transfer activities related to patients (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
Ability to work designated shifts, including weekends and holidays
Ability to transport objects from on location to another
This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated
If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.


Description:
To assist the registered nurse with delegated patient care activities and to provide administrative support for the patient care area, including receptionist/secretarial duties, medical chart management, and general administrative and operational support for clinical team.

Accountabilities:
Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care duties. Assists the nurse with delegated tasks effectively, efficiently and in a thorough manner.
Ensures a safe and secure environment.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, physicians, and associates in other departments.
Responsible for indirect patient care activities.
Participates in ongoing education and development.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.



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