Patient Care Technician, PCT - Full-time
Cancer care is all we do
Hope in healing
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), part of City of Hope, takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.
Paraprofessional caregiver who works under the guidance and supervision of a registered nurse. Assumes responsibility and accountability for activities of daily living, certain tests and procedures, environmental duties and other tasks as assigned.
Organizes and manages the activity at the nursing desk to support the nursing process and provision of care to the patient. Ensures accurate and timely order entry and the proper notification and coordination of the multidisciplinary team.
Collects vital signs, intake and output, blood sugars, pain levels and other patient information as directed by the licensed nurse. Reports to the licensed nurse any change in patient status, patient behavior, or unusual findings of data or incidents that might have occurred. Documents accurately in the medical record the care that was delivered, activities completed, and other data that is collected for the patient.
Maintains clean and orderly patient rooms and unit. Keeps unit, nurse servers, and nutrition room adequately stocked with supplies
Coordinates and directs activities of the unit to allow the transfer of information between staff, physicians, departments, patients and family. Assists patient families by providing general information and direction, notifying other disciplines of patient or family needs as they arise.
Provides clerical and receptionist functions of the unit.Compiles and maintains charts; processes physician orders accurately utilizing computer, phone and fax methods. Answers phones courteously and directs the calls to the appropriate personnel.
Provides support to nursing staff and other personnel in the daily activities of the unit and during emergency situations. Reports any information regarding patient status or activities to the licensed nurse.
Monitor ECG’s, Sao2, Co2 and pressures of patients in Inpatient Services. Responsible for notifying the nursing staff if any of these is outside predefined parameters and charting printed tracings every 8 hrs. and as needed.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Six months prior experience as a Nurse Aide in a health care environment, a second year nursing student, or six months prior experience in a medical setting.
- PCT certification or CNA license desirable.
- Current BLS and CPR required.
- Training as a Unit Secretary in a hospital or equivalent setting preferred.
Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. Visit: Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.
We win together
Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us.
Visit: Jobs.cancercenter.com to begin your journey.