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UPMC Patient Care Technician - Med/Surg 5300 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Are you interested in working at Magnet-designated UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital? Only 7% of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation - and we’re one of them! For more than a century, UPMC Magee has been caring for women through all stages of their lives, and we are looking for the next talented employee to join our team.
3200 is a 24-bed medical-surgical telemetry unit that cares for a wide variety of medical and post-op patients to include short-stay patients. Although we are a women’s hospital, we care for both women and men in a compassionate, supportive, high-tech environment, utilizing protocols to enable both patient and staff safety. Our post-op patients may be recovering from orthopedic, vascular, urological, gynecological, or bariatric surgeries. Due to the wide variety of services we offer and medical conditions we see, 3200 is a great fit for graduate nurses and nurses seeking to build broad knowledge and/or gain new experience.
What can you Expect as a Patient Care Technician?
The Patient Care Technician provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living and assists with physical, respiratory, and cardiopulmonary therapies. They provide feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
The Patient Care Technician performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections and Foley care) and at least four of the following BU identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter, or IV catheter removal. They also must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients as well as point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs). In addition, they may also apply simple dressings, placement, and removal of restraints, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections. All competencies must be achieved.
The Patient Care Technician is a valued step in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and experience.
How does UPMC Support our Employees?
UPMC is committed to investing in our employees – financially, personally, and professionally –starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your career.
Here are a few examples of how we support our employees:
Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000* per academic year at any accredited institution, available to employees and their dependents (*amount varies based on job title and status)
An incomparable Total Rewards package
Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today
Shifts/Hours: rotating shifts to ensure 24/7 patient care coverage.
*Hours are subject to change based on business needs.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
One of the following:
1 year of experience
Enrollment in PT/OT/PA Program or related healthcare training program with completion of at least one clinical rotation
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences field
Successful completion of UPMC Patient Care Technician class preferred
EMT or Paramedic (or in a program) preferred
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Act 33 with renewal
Act 34 with renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance
*Other clearances may be required based on department of hire
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.