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Bozeman Health Patient Care Tech - Float Pool (Part-time, 0.5 FTE) in Bozeman, Montana

This is an exciting opportunity for a patient care tech in the inpatient Float Pool. The patient care tech in the float pool is willing to be flexible and work in all inpatient units depending on the needs of the organization. This position offers a great introduction to a variety of departments within Bozeman Health.

A patient care tech in the Float Pool routinely performs tasks in meeting the patient’s physical needs; reports observations and patient comments to the nurse; gives close attention to detail in providing care and reporting patient condition changes; documents I&Os, vital signs, etc. as requested; assists as requested by nursing, including hourly rounding on patients in conjunction with the nurse. The patient care tech is self-directed, possesses excellent communication skills, and completes assignments accurately, thoroughly, and with minimal oversight.

There are weekend and holiday requirements with this position. This is a part-time, 0.5 FTE position.

Position Summary:

The Patient Care Tech is imperative to increasing efficiency, productivity, as well as patient and team satisfaction. Responsible for room turnover, assisting in opening of supplies onto the sterile field, and patient care as delegated by the RN, CST, and/or the Anesthesiologist. Additional responsibilities include patient transports, supply management, test and validation of anesthesia machine circuits between cases, and other duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • American Heart Association BLS

Preferred

  • Courses in Medical Terminology

  • College course related to health care

  • EMT, CNA, or health care related certifications

  • Specific department experience or patient care experience

  • Student in the healthcare field

Essential Job Functions:

In addition to the essential functions of the job listed below, employees must have on-time completion of all required education as assigned per DNV requirements, Bozeman Health policy, and other registry requirements.

  • Completes timely and accurate room turnovers.

  • Cleans operating rooms after surgical procedures.

  • Opens sterile supplies onto a maintained sterile field.

  • Transports patients safely between rooms and between beds.

  • Performs proper machine checks.

  • Maintains appropriate supplies and orders as needed.

  • Performs other tasks as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment

  • Ability to work varied shifts

  • Strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times

  • Creativity, problem analysis and decision making

  • Detail oriented, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting, Pushing, and Pulling: Support 50 pounds of weight (patient, assist with bedside needs, etc.) Lift 50 pounds (pick up a child, transfer a patient, etc.) Carry equipment/supplies. Use upper body strength (CPR, physically restrain patient, etc.)

  • Extended Hours: The role may involve working for extended periods, requiring sitting, walking, or standing for eight or more hours daily.

  • Flexible Schedule: The position may necessitate working beyond a standard 40-hour workweek, including weekends and after-hours shifts.

  • On-Call Availability: On-call work may be required to respond to organizational and patient needs promptly.

  • Effective Communication: Proficient in effective communication, both in person and through various technologies.

  • Handling Challenging Situations: The role may involve dealing with upset individuals, requiring the ability to de-escalate situations and work effectively with frustrated patients or families.

  • Repetitive Tasks: Ability to perform repetitive tasks as needed to fulfill job responsibilities.

Exposures

Tasks Include Potential Exposure: Job tasks may involve exposure to:

  • Bloodborne pathogens, such as blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.

  • Radiation in settings where medical imaging procedures are performed

  • Various chemicals and medications used in healthcare settings. Job tasks may involve handling cleaning products, disinfectants, and other substances.

  • Infectious diseases due to contact with patients in areas that may have contagious illnesses

  • Emotionally challenging situations, such as dealing with distressed patients or difficult family interactions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

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