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SoutheastHEALTH Patient Care Technician I in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Patient Care Technician I

Nursing - Other Cape Girardeau, Missouri Float Team PRN



Variable ShiftIf you currently do not qualify as an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, but would be interested in an 8-12 week paid employer sponsored training program to prepare you to meet the qualifications, please continue with the application and we will reach out to you with more information. This positions provides basic patient care duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical NurseBegin

  • Promotes a culture of safety: utilize gait belts for transfers, wheelchairs, walkers, good body mechanics, etc.

  • Listens well and communicates clearly and tactfully

  • Actively participates in purposeful rounding to include 5 Ps +1 (Pain, Potty, Position, Presence, and Possessions + Plan of Care) and recognizes that rounds will happen with our patients, not on our patients

  • Follows infection prevention guidelines

  • Obtains and accurately documents vital signs and Intake and Output, daily weight, specimen collections, and ambulation for all patients when applicable

  • Responds to patient needs and requests in a timely manner with courtesy

  • Answers all call light “phone” calls in a timely manner following the patient experience initiatives

  • Reports any abnormal or unexpected findings to the nurse caring for the patient

  • Performs or assists patients with activities of daily living to include meals, ambulating, personal hygiene, dressing patient, changing bed linens, assisting with toileting, and turning/repositioning

  • Transports patients to/from other departments throughout the organization

  • Assures patients remain on telemetry and notifies Banked Monitors when patient is coming off telemetry or leaving the floor for any reason

  • Documents all care provided accurately and in a timely manner

  • Follows patient experience initiatives including the “no pass zone and commit-to-sit.

  • Conducts handoff with oncoming staff at the bedside

  • Functions as a Patient Safety Attendant as needed with appropriate training

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school graduation or equivalent, formal or on the job training

  • Current Basic Life Support completion (CPR)

  • Current CNA or PCT, attended an approved UAP training course, or has documented work experience as a CNA, EMT or surgical tech in the past three years as noted in state regulations

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English