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UTMB Health Patient Care Technician I - CMC Carole Young in Galveston, Texas

Patient Care Technician I - CMC Carole Young

Galveston, Texas, United States

Patient Care

UTMB Health

Requisition # 2401612

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).


Provides basic technical assistance and supportive patient care to meet the needs of individual patients throughout assigned areas.


  • Collects, reports and documents data: vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, pulse oximetry, and collects specimens.

  • Performs and reports POCT.

  • Assists with patient activities and care as assigned by the charge nurse/designee as indicated by the patient's plan of care.

  • Provides for patients' personal hygiene.

  • Assists with feeding.

  • Ambulates, positions, and turns patients and cares for the patient with altered mobility.

  • Assists with patient safety related to age and condition.

  • Assists with patient restraints, patient specific safety precautions, collects, reports and documents data related to patient needs/emergencies and usual patient and family behavior, and cares for the patient from a correctional environment.

  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.

  • Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment and performs and/or assists others to perform proper aseptic technique, isolation procedures, and infection control measures.

  • Maintains patient care areas with appropriate supplies.

  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure established for department.

  • Performs related duties as required.


Standard patient care supplies, equipment and mechanical devices.


  • May be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, ionizing & non-ionizing radiation, hazardous medications and disoriented or combative patients or others.

Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.


  • High school or equivalent ANDcompletion of one of the following technical programs:

  • Completion of a recognized Nurse Assistant program, or

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant program, or

  • Completion of Medical Corpsman program, or

  • Completion of EMT program, or

  • Completion of UTMB Hospital Aide training program, or

  • Two (2) years of experience in a direct patient care environment, or

  • Currently enrolled in a recognized School of Nursing program and completed the first semester of education which contains clinical concepts and health assessment or the equivalent.

  • Current BLS-HP is required.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.