Patient Care Technician/Unit Secretary Job Opening

Patient Care Technician/Unit Secretary

Marion General Hospital

Marion, Indiana
Category: Unit Clerk

Primary Job Function
The Patient Care Technician/Unit Secretary provides direct hands-on patient care and indirect patient observation in accordance with the initial plan of care, as directed by the Registered Nurse. He/She is also responsible for performing general secretarial, receptionist and clerical duties in an accurate and timely manner, and assisting in maintaining a safe environment by communicating patient needs to the nursing staff.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
High School education or its equivalent, required.

Qualified applicants must:

1) Hold a current, valid Indiana Certified Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide certification –or-
2) Have completed a formal nursing assistant program and have current nursing assistant experience –or-
3) Be currently enrolled in an accredited School of Nursing programand have successfully completed their Nursing Fundamentals coursework. (Transcripts required.)

Completion of a medical terminology course or at least one year working in the medical field and basic computer skills, preferred.

Ability to read and communication effectively both verbally and in writing.

Working Conditions:
This position requires the employee to regularly be at risk for occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.

Requires the ability to work holidays and weekends with flexibility to work other than assigned shift, based on the department’s needs. May include working long hours (including mandatory overtime) at a high level of stress.

Should not pose "Direct Threat" to safety and health of self or others. May be exposed to electrical, radiation, and other hazardous materials. Must be able to tolerate strong odors and frequent alarms.

Physical and Mental Activities, Tools and Equipment:
This position requires working with multiple patient charts, reports and files; prolonged sitting and standing; extreme attention to detail; frequent walking; some bending, lifting, and standing for periods of time to administer nursing care. This position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds and push/pull 300 pounds.

Must be able to visually observe patients and respond to their verbal and non-verbal communications.

This position requires the ability to operate standard equipment found in a patient’s room (i.e. telephone, television remote control, etc.); standard office equipment (telephone, paging system, personal computer fax, copier, etc.); and equipment items used to care for patients, i.e. blood pressure manometer, stethoscope, thermometers, etc. This list is not meant to be all inclusive.

Strong organizational skills in order to manage multiple tasks simultaneously combined with ability to effectively prioritize.

Ability to be discrete and protect integrity of confidential information.

Strong customer service orientation with highly developed interpersonal skills in order to relate to patient families, staff members, physicians, visitors, negotiate working relationships, and develop positive resolutions to conflict.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

Marion General Hospital is a smoke-free environment.