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Patient Care Technician - Psych, Fargo, ND


Organization: Sanford Health
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Fargo, ND
Date Job Posted: June 14, 2022
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The Patient Care Technician (PCT) serves as caregiver to the patient during the scheduled work period. The Patient Care Technician provides patient-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned patient under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Records vital statistics and other basic health information. Administers basic health care and medical treatments; provides assistance with basic daily living activities, including dressing/undressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, etc., meal preparation and dining needs, emotional and spiritual needs, and laundry.

Cleans patient living areas or treatment rooms. Collects non-invasive biological specimens from patient. Prepares patient treatment areas for use; prepares and cleans medical equipment; disposes of biomedical waste in accordance with standards and policy. Performs clerical work related to scheduling and documenting patient healthcare. Strong communication, customer service, multi-tasking, and organizational skills are needed on a daily basis.

Qualifications

High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.

Knowledge of healthcare, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and medical equipment/supplies preferred.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

If working in North Dakota (ND) and not a Certified Nursing Assistant, must be on the North Dakota Department of Health Nurse Aide Registry upon completion of training/competency validation or a maximum of four months from the date of initial employment.

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