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Community Regional Medical Center Patient Care Tech 1, CPCU in Clovis, California

Overview: The perfect blend of exceptional care and comfortable accommodations, Clovis Community Medical Center remains a top choice for women's services, labor and delivery, advanced minimally invasive surgeries, sports medicine, and weight-loss surgery. Home to the Marjorie E. Radin Breast Care Center, California's premier breast care center, we offer screening, diagnostics, and treatments using the most cutting-edge technology available. We're a family-oriented, suburban hospital at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains that's part of the Community Medical Centers healthcare network. Expanded in 2012, Clovis Community has 208 all-private rooms - making Clovis Community the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Whether for inpatient or outpatient care, we're here to provide the best possible experience and the highest quality care for the people we serve. That means we are able to offer a variety of ways for you to grow - both in the way you do your job as a healthcare professional and in the way you live your personal life. If you share our passion for providing the best possible care for each and every patient, you should consider a career with our team at Clovis Community Medical Center. ## Responsibilities: Under the direction of a licensed clinical staff member, the Patient Care Tech 1 provides both basic patient care and clerical support using defined procedures and standards in accordance with the goals of the unit and the philosophy of Community Medical Centers (CMC). Performs and assists with elemental aspects of patient care such as nutrition, bed scale weights, intake/output (I/O), taking vital signs, etc. in coordination with the patient care team. Assists licensed clinical staff as needed with direct patient care and provides administrative and office management support to the unit(s). Serves as a centralized focus of administration, information and communication. Accountabilities 1. Under the direction of the RN/LVN/RTT delivers basic patient care. Performs and assists with elemental aspects of patient care such as bed scale weights, I/O, hygiene, dressing, turning and ambulation. Safely performs/assists with inpatient lifts/transfers, moves, positioning and ambulation in coordination with the patient care team. 2. Records vital signs, height, weight and I/O. Collects and records data as assigned and reports information to RN/RTT. 3. Recognizes, communicates and documents changes in patient's condition either emergent or in response to patient care. 4. Interacts with healthcare team members to support and reinforce patient/family teaching plan. 5. Responds to requests and makes rounds at designated stations on an on-going basis throughout assigned shift. 6. Answers unit call lights promptly and responds to patient needs accordingly or communicates patient needs to appropriate member of healthcare team. 7. Receives report from RN/LVN/RTT upon arrival for assigned shift and be aware of each patient’s special needs and requirements utilizing resources cost effectively. 8. Secures patient belongings and documents on appropriate forms. Assures that each patient has necessary care items readily available and maintains a safe, clean patient care environment. 9. Performs clerical duties, including ordering and stocking supplies and forms, answering and directing phone calls, and greeting visitors. Advises and assists in understanding the hospital, its rules and services, gives directions, provides factual information and makes guests comfortable while waiting. 10. Maintains charts, files materials such as care plans and lab reports. Thins charts according to established time frames and procedures. 11. Reports equipment malfunction and removes equipment from service as needed. 12. Manages data, such as that required for census management and order entry. Maintains pertinent records, checks records for completeness and enters data into appropriate systems. 13. Performs other duties as assigned. ## Qualifications: Education * High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or Completion of a CMC Approved Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Certificate required * Successful completion of one of the following three options: (1) Obtain a diploma/certificate from an accredited Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program; (2) Obtain a diploma/certificate from an accredited Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program; or (3) Nursing Fundamental courses from an accredited clinical RN or LVN program (typically done in the 1st semester) required * Incumbents hired into position prior to 10/01/2018 or transferred into the role on 08/30/2020 are grandfathered with their existing education Experience * 1 year of experience in an acute care hospital preferred Licenses and Certifications * BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required * One of the following is required * CNA - State of California Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (active or inactive status is acceptable) * EMT - Emergency Medical Technician Certification issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (active or inactive status is acceptable) * RN or LVN Student/Graduate