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Patient Care Technician - Medicine Unit 4 - PVSU

Company: Sentara
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

City/StateNorfolk, VAOverviewWork ShiftThird (Nights) (United States of America)Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Medicine Unit 4 - PVSU, is hiring a Full-time, Night Shift, Patient Care Technician (PCT)!Hours/Shift: Full-time (36 hours/week), Night shift (7PM - 7AM)Unit Description: The PVSU at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is an eight-bed step-down unit, specializing in treatment of patients on mechanical ventilators. Most patients admitted to PVSU come from an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). PVSU focuses on maximizing the rehabilitation while continuing to treat the cause of the illness. This goal is accomplished through intensive physical therapy, respiratory care and mental stimulation.Facility Highlights: As aPatient Care Technicianwith Sentara, you will have the opportunity to learn many new skills. From taking vitals to blood draws and daily care. The primary duties of this position include supporting the admission/discharge process, changing, bathing ambulating patients, drawing blood, foley catheter care, meeting patient needs while working under the direct supervision of a nurse. You will find that teamwork is exceptional, with everyone working together to provide the best care for our hear Jennifer tell us about a day in the life of a Patient Care Technician (PCT) with Sentara Health.Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent AND one of the following
  • Sentara Care Partner Certification Program, or
  • Successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), or
  • National Patient Care Technician (NCPCT), or
  • Completion of US Navy Hospital Corps School, or
  • Emergency Services to include EMR, EMS, EMT, AEMT and Paramedic, or
  • Current student enrolled in a clinical program (beyond prerequisites) having completed at least one semester of RN, LPN, RT or PT, or
  • Current work experience within last three years as a PCT or Nursing Assistant.
  • American Health Associate BLS Certification (required within 90 days of hire).Preferred:
    • One year of prior health care experienceBenefits: Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Tuition Reimbursement, a 401k/403B , 401a, Performance Plus Bonus, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks and more.Our success is supported by a family-friendly culture that encourages community involvement and creates unlimited opportunities for development and growth.Be a part of an excellent healthcare organization that cares about our People, Quality, Patient Safety, Service, and Integrity. Join a team that has a mission to improve health every day and a vision to be the healthcare choice of the communities that we serve!Keywords: NCP, Nursing Care Partner, CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant, NA, Patient Care Tech, PCT, MA, Medical Assistant, EMT, EMS, ParamedicJob SummaryNursing Care Partners are unlicensed staff members who are accountable to, and work under the direct supervision of a professional nurse to implement delegated aspects of nursing care. Provide patient care, support the admissions and discharge process, and comply with patient safety practices under the direction of the professional nurse. Observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing.Qualifications:HS - High School Grad or Equivalent (Required)Basic Life Support (BLS) - Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) RQI, Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) - Certification - National Healthcareer Association (NHA)SkillsSentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.In support of our mission "to improve health every day," this is a tobacco-free environment.

Keywords: Sentara, Norfolk , Patient Care Technician - Medicine Unit 4 - PVSU, Professions , Norfolk, Virginia

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