Lead Patient Care Technician in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Lead Patient Care Technician

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate 
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 321193

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Introduction

Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Lead Patient Care Technician opening with Methodist Hospital Metropolitan today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

We are seeking a(an) Lead Patient Care Technician for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a  Lead Patient Care Technician you will deliver high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of delegated basic patient care services. These are related to common nursing functions and activities of daily living. You will be under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN). As a Patient Care Tech you will assist the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with the PCT’s skills/training and the needs of the Department. You will assist the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, and safe patient care environment. As a Patient Care Tech you will comply with all hospital policies/procedures and observes the State Board of Nursing rules for unlicensed personnel.

What you will do In This Role:

    • You will participate in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.
    • You will obtain and record initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.
    • You will document observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at time of occurrence. Report observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.
    • You will assist with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assist with use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfer patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assist with discharges. Demonstrate proper body mechanics.
    • You will provide or assist with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, and venous compression devices.
    • You will obtain or assist in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensure accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimen.
    • You will retrieve medication from pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and deliver to licensed staff member as instructed.
    • You will assist with patient preparation for surgery or other procedures.
    • You will orient patients/families/caregivers to room and hospital routine.
    • You will assist patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Change bed linens as needed.
    • You will perform hourly rounding and respond promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strive to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.
    • You will follow patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.
    • You will prepare and maintain clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empty trash and remove soiled linens.
    • You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications. 
    • You will  engage in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc. 
    • You will participate as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues. 
    • You will maintain a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures. 
    • You will  assist in the hiring process by participating in the peer interview process.
    • You will  develops orientation manual and assists with orientation of new personnel. Serves as a positive role model and resource for peers.
    • You will  meets with new hire PCTs at hospital-wide orientation. Precepts all new PCTs to ensure unit expectations and standards are known and followed. 
    • You will  ensure new processes, equipment, policies/procedures, etc. are communicated to PCTs promptly.   
    • You will  lead by example as reflected in positive feedback from patients and staff. 
    • You will  seek opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high quality care to the patients served.

    What Qualifications You Will Need:

  • A Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within 30 days of hire.
  • CNA Training Program; 2+ years of experience in an acute care setting preferred
  • 1+ years of experience at an HCA facility

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan houses 370 bed. We house the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only freestanding, center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies. We welcome nearly 3,000 newborns into the world each year. We are home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center. We have been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. 

Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare. For the fifth consecutive year we are recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality. We received a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. We were the premier Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. Join our accredited team today.

"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Lead Patient Care Technician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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