Patient Care Technician,
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL:
*** Responsibilities include delivery of patient care including assisting with activities of daily living, turning and repositioning patients, operating mechanical lifts during patient transfers, taking and recording vital signs, reporting abnormal vital sign results to the patient's primary nurse, reporting changes in patient condition to the patient's primary nurse, Monitoring intake and output, monitoring blood glucose, assisting patients with physical activity/mobility, monitoring patient's skin integrity, maintaining patients environments and safety, Foley catheter site care and removal, hourly care rounds and answering patient's call lights in a timely matter, working in different departments of the hospital as needed, providing care of individuals and families so they may reach or maintain optimal health and quality of life.
First patient care technician at Northwest Community Hospital to complete the Geriatric Safe Patient Lifting and Handling module
Basic computer knowledge including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.