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Patient Support Tech – Nursing Relief Pool – Full-Time

Trinity Health

This is a Full-time position in Pontiac, MI posted September 8, 2021.

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:An Opportunity to Join our Remarkable Care as a Patient Support Tech awaits YOU!!!!St.

Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is one of the nation’s top healthcare service providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan.

SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 5 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is part of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving communities in 21 states with 86 hospitals, 128 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs.St.

Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland is a beautiful full-service, acute care hospital, located in Pontiac, MI, that provides comprehensive care, including a 24-hour emergency department, general medicine, inpatient and outpatient surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, intensive care unit, cancer, cardiology, geriatrics and birthing and women’s health.

Through several major expansions in the hospital, programs and services, SJMO continues to offer the latest in quality health and medical services.

SJMO has received numerous awards recognizing excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance and efficiency.GENERAL SUMMARY:Under the direction of a registered nurse, the patient care technician is responsible for direct patient care considering age specific, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs.

Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies.

Assists in establishing and maintaining a patient care environment that is clean, safe and conducive to patient/family well being including concepts of relationship based care.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPerforms nursing care as delegated by the RN in an effort to identify/attain treatment goals such as:Records/calculates intake and output, obtains weightsApplies support/orthopedic devices such as support hose and compression devicesObtains routine vital signs, pain score and temperatureAssists the patient with: coughing, deep breathing, use of incentive spirometer, oral suctioningApplies warm and cold therapies (ice packs, Artic Sun, Bar Hugger, and cooling blanket)Provides care of the restrained patient including general care, application of the restraint and ongoing monitoring of the restrained patientCare and removal of Foley cathetersRoutine oxygen therapy, pulse oximetryAssist in preparing the body following deathAssists patient in completing ADLs including:Bathing, showering, toileting, positioning, turning, transferring & ambulation using assistive devices as needed and appropriateAssists with feeding and menu selectionDistributes/collects nourishments and orders late traysAnswers call lightsDemonstrates sterile or aseptic technique as appropriate when performing delegated activities such as:Collects and sends specimens including blood and blood cultures Removes peripheral IV cathetersCompetency based point of care testing such as blood glucoseRecords patient information and required data in appropriate areas in order to meet documentation and charging requirements.Assists in establishing and maintaining a patient care environment that is clean, safe, and conducive to patient/family well beingDocuments patient belongings upon admission to Behavioral Health Unit in the EDPrepare patient room for arrival/ assists in transfers and or discharge of patientsOrients patient/family/visitors to patient room, unit, waiting area and facilitiesAssists patient/family in the use of hospital equipment (telephone, lights television)Makes occupied and unoccupied bedsCollects and disposes of soiled linenCleans and maintains equipment according to proceduresProvides wound and exit site care as delegated:Applies simple dressing to clean wounds of stage I or stage II depth (partial thickness) following assessment of the RN (does not include dressings that require topical ointments, gels, creams, packing or ace wraps)Secures complex dressings that have been changed by other caregivers.Performs PEG care and dressing changesCompletes delegated unit specific activities such as:Gathers post procedural data after initial nursing assessment such as vital signs.Places patients on monitors/telemetry and maintains lead placementClean intermittent urinary catheterizationChecks/restocks unit emergency equipment/supplies and nurse serversPerforms other unit specific duties as delegated.Performs general clerical duties as needed such as:Answers telephones and relays messages, making calls as necessaryAssembles charts for transfer and dischargesMakes a manual requisition for patient orders for Registered Nurse approval during emergencies, codes and downtime.Efficiently utilize FirstNet and Tele-tracking to ensure patient throughputCoordinates patient care in conjunction with the ED staffEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND LICENSUREEducation:High school diploma or GEDExperience:Minimum of one year of previous direct care experience (acute or long term) OR successful completion of CENA, PCT, MA, or EMT course OR Student nurses must have completed their nursing fundamentals class of a BSN program.Why St.

Joseph Mercy Health System?

Competitive Salaries and Shift Differentials Rich Benefits package which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time off, Retirement Saving Plan with employer contribution option, Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance and Short/Long Term Disability.Trinity Health’s Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes.

We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health’s dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.Trinity Health’s Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes.

We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health’s dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.