Patient Care Technician 1 - #243096

Western Connecticut Health Network

Date: 05/05/2021 04:00 AM

City: Dover Plains, New York

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations


Provides assistance with patient care activities and other unit tasks under the general supervision of licensed professional staff and as directed by the manager


1. Provides physical care to assigned patients and performs technical skills such as point of care (POC) testing

2. Implements nursing orders promptly and adequately with an understanding of the purpose of each

3. Follows policy and procedure for assigned patient care activities, including unit specific equipment &

4. Provides patient comfort by positioning, extra bathing, straightening linens, putting personal articles within

reach with courtesy and responsiveness

5. Provides for patient safety through preventative measures (i.e. side rails, restraints, bed/chair exit alarm, and

hourly rounding)

6. Enters all data into the computer system as applicable

7. Communicates all patient and visitor information & observations to the appropriate person

8. Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. Demonstrates knowledge of

the principles of growth and development over the life span

9. Reports and/or records any changes observed in the condition or behavior of patient; reports all unusual

conditions or reactions to the nurse in charge

10. Recognizes and responds to priorities in the patient care process. Responds to priorities promptly; exercises

good judgement in setting priorities for activities

11. Uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and significant others

12. Maintains a safe and orderly work environment & a clean, well stocked work area. Assists with maintaining

unit equipment

13. Works as a Safety Attendant/Patient Sitter by providing a safe environment to specific patients. Follows

WCHN standards of service excellence

14. Attends staff meetings. Reads/signs 100% of meeting minutes

15. Maintains competency for Basic Life Support certification

16. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position

17. Performs other duties as assigned

Other information:

This position requires a minimum formal education of High School Diploma and minimum of zero to six months

job-related experience

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience in a hospital environment is preferred but not required

Active CNA certification is preferred. BLS/CPR required within 90 days of start date or upon completion of

orientation process (before being released from orientation and functioning independently) whichever comes first

Location: Danbury-24 Hospital Ave

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 32.00

FTE: 0.800000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 0700-1530

Org Unit: 101

Department: Cardiac Telemetry

Exempt: No

EOE, including disability/vets

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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