**PACU Patient Care Tech 8a-4:30p (CNA Certified, any state)
Company: Children's National Medical Center
Posted on: June 12, 2021
In collaboration with the multidisciplinary health care delivery
team, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the PACU Patient
Care Technician will perform basic nursing care activities, assist
in maintaining a safe, clean, stocked patient care setting, assist
staff members and help direct patient flow.
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Work Experience
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Experience in a health care setting if possible pediatrics; one
semester clinical experience completed at an accredited school of
nursing or military corpsman training.
Basic computer skills (typing, use of mouse, e-mail).
Knowledge of aseptic technique.
Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and
Human relations and interpersonal skills.
Patient Services - Admission
Include but not limited to-orienting family to use of call
lights, monitor and unit.
Set up of monitor and alarms.
- Perform vital signs, height, weight and head
Patient Services - Daily Living
Patient ADL's include but not limited to daily bath, skin care
with mouth care and peri-care.
Ensure proper nutrition as ordered (ng, gt, or tray).
Care of tube feeding and feeding of patients.
Application of skin creams as directed by RN.
- Collection of cultures, urine and stool samples, etc.
Direct Patient Care
Recognize and report pain and skin breakdown.
Prioritize tasks and special requests from RN.
Assist in performance of trach care and EVDs.
Assist with central line dressing, pin care, cast and traction
care and care for dying patients.
Assist with preparation of room for discharge and admission;
assist with patient flow by maintaining a neat and orderly
- Obtain equipment and supplies and maintain PAR levels.
Observe and alert RN when there are monitor deviations
- When assigned to monitor bank will follow the monitor
guidelines to dress code and professionalism.
Care for isolation patients.
Adherence to hand washing before and after every patient.
- Clean equipment after each patient's use.
- Document on nursing database, flow sheets and vital signs in a
timely manner and notify appropriate charge nurse in computer or
chart as suitable.
Communicate effectively with RN and team members to achieve
goals by reporting any changes, abnormal findings, and participate
in beginning and end of shift reporting.
Maintain professional relationships with patients and
Resolve conflict with co-workers appropriately.
Support a family-centered care environment.
Communicate with RN on all patient care activities at least
every hour; notify charge nurse when leaving and returning to the
unit for any reason.
- Demonstrate non-judgmental behavior.
Keep informed about council meetings and unit issues.
- Participate in shared decision making through contributing to
unit discussion and support shared leadership decisions.
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision
making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think,
Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Unit communications associate follows all Hospital /
Remain on unit during assigned shift, notify Charge Nurse and
appropriate staff members when leaving the unit for patient care
related errands; leave patient care area only when assigned shift
is completed, replacement staff member is present, and report is
Use designated staff areas for eating, smoking, and socializing
(perform only during assigned breaks).
Work area is left in a neat and organized fashion.
Use downtime productively during shift.
- Attend mandatory in-service/educational programs to learn about
new procedures, skills, products, equipment; attend staff
Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until
needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things
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