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Bozeman Health Patient Care Technician - Surgical Floor (FT- 0.9 FTE Night Shift) in Bozeman, Montana

Full time (0.9 FTE, 36 hrs/week) night shift Patient Care Tech position with weekend and holiday requirements. Must also be available for a one week (M-F) pre-training hospital orientation week.

The Surgical Unit at Bozeman Health Deaconess Regional Medical Center provides care for all adult and pediatric surgical patients requiring acute inpatient care. The patient population is comprised of general surgery, trauma, orthopedic, urological, gynecological, ENT, and other various patient populations.

The patient care tech is accountable for coordinating care for the patient with the nurse. The tech implements the plan of patient care in accordance with established methods and techniques under the direction of the nurse. The tech will function within the Bozeman Health standards of care which include accountability for planning, implementing, evaluating and communicating all phases of care for assigned patients.

A patient care tech on the Surgical Unit routinely performs tasks in meeting the patient’s physical needs; reports observations and patient comments to the nurse; gives close attention to detail in providing care and reporting patient condition changes; documents I&Os, vital signs, etc. as requested; assists as requested by nursing, including hourly rounding on patients in conjunction with the nurse. The patient care tech is self-directed, possesses excellent communication skills, and completes assignments accurately, thoroughly, and with minimal oversight.

Position Summary:

The Patient Care Tech is imperative to increasing efficiency, productivity, as well as patient and team satisfaction. Responsible for room turnover, assisting in opening of supplies onto the sterile field, and patient care as delegated by the RN, CST, and/or the Anesthesiologist. Additional responsibilities include patient transports, supply management, test and validation of anesthesia machine circuits between cases, and other duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Preferred: Courses in Medical Terminology

  • Preferred: College course related to health care

  • Preferred: EMT, CNA, or health care related certifications

  • Preferred: Specific department experience or patient care experience

  • Preferred: Student in the healthcare field

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes timely and accurate room turnovers.

  • Cleans operating rooms after surgical procedures.

  • Opens sterile supplies onto a maintained sterile field.

  • Transports patients safely between rooms and between beds.

  • Performs proper machine checks.

  • Maintains appropriate supplies and orders as needed.

  • Performs other tasks as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment

  • Ability to work varied shifts

  • Strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times

  • Creativity, problem analysis and decision making

  • Detail oriented, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

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Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.