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Bon Secours Mercy Health PCT Trainee Program - Richmond in Kilmarnock, Virginia

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

Apply today to join our Patient Care Tech trainee program and support one of our Richmond, VA hospitals. Associates who accept Patient Care Tech trainee positions will be paid to go through a four week training program to become a PCT in our hospital. Once a candidate has successfully finished the program and competencies, they are promoted to a PCT to provide direct care to patients.

The Patient Care Tech Trainee provides direct patient care under the guidance and oversight of the Registered Nurse or designated health care professional in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and within the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Bon Secours Mercy Health. The Patient Care Tech Trainee program is a temporary nurse aid training program that enhances working clinical experience.

Please Note: Must have availability during the day to participate in training program, typically between 7am-4:30pm

Essential Job Functions

Under direction of a designated preceptor, supports in the application of the nursing process:

• Provides basic patient care to include, but not limited to, care and comfort, vital sign measurement, personal care and hygiene, and assists with mobility, including unit-based specialty duties.

• Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes and/or concerns.

• Provides high-level customer service to all patients, patient's family, visitors, and employees.

• Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care.

• Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding patient and departmental needs upon arrival and when leaving.

• Performs delegated tasks with oversight to gain training on competency aligning with education.


Basic Life Support (BLS) – American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care

Work Experience

Recent experience in a healthcare environment, with a preference for the setting in which they are applying (preferred, not required)

Working Conditions

*Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

*May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

*May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

*May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

*May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids

*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials

*May have periods of constant interruptions

General office environment

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions

Long-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travel

*Prolonged periods of working alone


*Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

*Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

*Neonates (0-4 weeks)

*Infant (1-12 months)

*Pediatrics (1-12 years)

*Adolescents (13-17 years)

*Adults (18-64 years)

*Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Not applicable to this position

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 67-100%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Stoop/Kneel 34-66%

Crawling 1-33%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 34-66%

Bending 67-100%

Sitting 34-66%

Walking 67-100%

Standing 67-100%

Additional Physical Requirements

*Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

*Perform shift work

*Maneuver weight of patients

*Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder

*Reach above shoulder

*Repetitive arm/hand movements

*Finger Dexterity

*Color Vision

*Acuity - far

*Acuity - near

*Depth perception

*Use of latex products

*Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

*Exposure to moving mechanical parts

*Exposure to dust/fumes

*Exposure to potential electrical shock

*Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

*Exposure to high pitched noises

*Gaseous risk exposure


Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

S cheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

All (United States of America)


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .

Bon Secours is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (http://BSMHealth.org) and is a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries and founded by the Sisters of Bon Secours. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and New York, Bon Secours owns, manages, or joint ventures 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities or agencies including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to alleviate human suffering, Bon Secours has developed more than 800 affordable housing units for low income families.

Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace for six consecutive years. The Mission of Bon Secours is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need, especially those who are poor and dying. For more information, visit www.BonSecours.com .