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Patient Care Technician
Ref No.: 18-00493
Location: Fremont, California
San Jose, CA
Oakland , CA
Start Date: 01/31/2018

Location : Fremont, San Jose and Oakland and [CA]
Job Summary:
 
The Patient Personal Care Assistant/Sitter works under the direction of the Nurse Director/Manager and under the direct supervision of the Professional Registered Nurse to observe a patient for harmful and/or dangerous behaviors. This position is an important component of the continuum of care as it is provided to maintain the safety and protect the well-being of patients at-risk for injury. The observation and care activities are individualized for each patient at the direction the medical staff. The Patient Personal Care Assistant/Sitter is also responsible for completing a variety of departmental specific tasks to assist with optimal department safety and functioning.
 
Qualifications:
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED required
  • Licenses/Certifications: Basic Life Support certification by the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Experience: One year as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Psychiatric Technician or Nursing student (verified acceptance to or enrollment in an RN Nursing program) preferred but not required 
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Observes patient behavior and maintains patient safety.
  • Maintains an uninterrupted line of sight with the patient and will be required to assist the patient in completion of daily personal care.
  • Remains in patient room at all times even with visitors and does not leave without relief.
  • Accompanies and stays with the patient when transported off the unit for any diagnostic test or procedures.
  • Reports any and all activity outside of established parameters to the Nurse Manager or the Professional Registered Nurse.
  • Performs a variety of basic activities to meet the daily personal needs and comfort of assigned patient.
  • Communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.