Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Patient Care Technician - 5 North (Hematology, Oncology and General Family Medicine)

    Job Title
    Patient Care Technician - 5 North (Hematology, Oncology and General Family Medicine)
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Patient Care Technician who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The Patient Care Technician:
    • Uses recognized channels of communication following the chain of command
    • Consistently demonstrates competence in providing patient care routines in accordance with established nursing care procedures to ensure patient dignity, comfort, privacy and safety
    • Adheres to nursing and administrative policies and procedures
    • Under the direction of the RN, performs technical duties and selected treatments, procedures and activities which contribute to safe and efficient delivery of patient care
      • Inserts intravenous lines/Heparin locks
      • Performs EKG's (telemetry monitoring)
      • Implement the patient plan of care under the supervision of licensed personnel
      • Participates in discharge planning
      • Reinforces the teaching of individuals and groups of patients
      • Performs activities as assigned and demonstrates competency in them
      • Performs blood draws
      • Assists patients to perform ADL's (bathing, dressing, toileting, and grooming)
      • Assists in use and care of assistive devices, prosthetics and or equipment
      • Transfers and transports patients as desired
      • Performs continual observation
      • Provides an accurate, thorough and timely report of patient condition to health care personnel
      • Organizes and prioritizes assignments to accommodate changing work situations under the guidance of licensed personnel
      • Measures and records intake (fluid/food) and output (bodily functions/bodily drainage)
      • Observes and reports abnormal skin condition following established policy and procedures. Assist in the care of patients at risk or with actual skin breakdown
    • Identifies pain assessment needs with each vital signs and as needed and communicates as appropriate to RN
    • Obtains point-of-care testing as ordered and or delegated by the RN: blood glucose, hemoccult, multistix, and urine HCG as appropriate for patient care unit

    Qualified candidates will possess:
    • High school Graduate or equivalent
    • 2+ years of experience  in a hospital setting as Patient Care Technician
    • BLS/CPR certification required
    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Required Skills

    High school Graduate or equivalent
    2+ years of experience in a hospital setting as Patient Care Technician
    BLS/CPR certification required

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