Patient Care Tech - PRN, Days, Neighborhood Health Clinics

Memorial Hermann Health System

Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Houston, TX
Contract type: Full time
Memorial Hermann Health System
At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it

Job Summary

Performs or assists with delegated advanced direct and indirect patient care tasks, under the direction and supervision of a licensed clinician
Job Description

Job Description

  • May need to travel to SW and GH clinics

  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not required

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma
or GED


  • Certified in Basic Life Support or Heartsaver CPR with AED within 90 days of employment; and one or more of the following:

  • Certified as a Nursing Assistant by the Texas Department of Health or

  • Nursing student having completed fundamentals of nursing or

  • Completion of Patient Care Technician program (e.g. Brightwood College, St. David's Institute for Learning) or

  • Graduate of a foreign nursing program with nursing credentials/licensure in country of origin or

  • Completion of a Medical Assistant training program (Certification or Registration preferred) or

  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or

  • Licensed Paramedic or

  • Completion of U.S. Military Hospital Corpsman training

Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • Three (3) years patient care experience in a designated specialty area; or

  • No experience if nursing student having completed fundamentals of nursing; or

  • No experience if completion of Patient Care Technician program (e.g. Brightwood College, St. David's Institute for Learning) or

  • No experience if honorably discharged from the Military Medical Corp within the past 24 months or

  • No experience if graduate from Medical Assistant or EMT (Intermediate Level) or Paramedic Program with at least 160 hours of extern clinical experience in a designated specialty area

  • Ability to understand verbal and written instruction and communicate clearly and effectively with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; demonstrates skills for assigned specialty area/function or assigned procedures, including working knowledge of basic medical terminology and computer skills

  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with increased responsibilities

  • Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged and/or extensive sitting, standing, and walking

  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff

  • Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues, and ensures clean and safe patient environment; seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to nurse or charge nurse

  • Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment

  • Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes; follows safety rules; works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors; and participates in organizational and department safety programs

  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Performs appropriate advanced indirect and direct patient care at a competent level as directed by a licensed clinician within the scope of hospital-approved skills inventory according to the needs/age of the patient/population served including phlebotomy and EKG; assists with planning and implementing direct patient care; documents care provided in patient medical record in accordance with hospital policies/procedures.

  • Assists personnel in meeting patient/family learning needs; maintains communication with physicians and healthcare team members to ensure quality of care; coordinates schedules of diagnostic testing.

  • Performs assigned treatments as directed; prepares patient for meals and feeds them; performs/assists with baths; maintains patient rooms in orderly fashion; serves as Unit Clerk and/or monitors patients as assigned.

  • Identifies and responds to abnormal findings, pertinent changes in the patient's condition reporting such to the patient's nurse or charge nurse immediately; charts observations and activities.

  • Transports patients as needed to and from various destinations; assists with patient admissions, discharges and transfers.

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