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PATIENT CARE TECH - (97356)

Universal Health Services
Austin, TX 78701
  • Job Code
    97356

Position Summary: $500 Sign on Bonus.

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Texas NeuroRehab Center (TNC) provides complex medical and brain injury rehab, chemical dependency treatment for adults and neuropsychiatric treatment for youth. The capabilities of the facility as a whole allow for integrated and specialized care for children, adolescents and adults facing difficult challenges. Texas NeuroRehab Center is currently accepting applications for aPatient Care Technicianon theLTAC Program.APatient Care Technicianassists in the direct care and management of patients across all age ranges with medical and behavioral issues as directed by the treatment team.Patient Care Technicianprovide assistance with unit programming to facilitate the carryover of therapy issues, leisure activities, and activities of daily living within the functional ability of patients and with consideration for the patients level of growth and development.

The following are the job requirements for thePatient Care Technicianposition:

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

Accompanies and actively supervises patients in activities of daily living (ADLs), appointments, and recreational activities that occur both on and off the living unit

Actively assists therapists and teachers with patients to provide therapeutic and/or educational activities

Documents patient behaviors, condition, and progress on a daily basis by recording data in the prescribed format

Provides hands-on physical care, supervision, crisis intervention, behavior management, and behavior modification as directed by the individual treatment plan and unit program guidelines

Job Requirements

Education and Training

High School diploma or equivalent

Prefer bachelors degree or college courses in health care, mental health, recreational therapy, education, or human growth and development

Licensure and/or Certification

Current CPR certification

Current in all required training

Experience

No minimum required

Prefer one years experience as a nurses aide, or the equivalent in a rehabilitation, or similar setting

Physical/General

Sustain physical activity and remain on feet throughout scheduled shift

Physically restrain patients per policy by individual or team restraint

Lift, carry, and lower 50 pounds without assistance

Push patients in wheelchairs up and down hills and pursue running patients

Transfer patients to and from beds, toilets, automobiles, and wheelchairs

Confront a dangerous and aggressive patient

Verbally communicate to deescalate a crisis situation

Accurately convey patient behavior and status, both verbally and in writing

Visually observe patient behavior and act to protect self and others from aggressive patients or accidents

Write legibly and grammatically to convey patient behavior and information in the chart

Assist in patient care from prompting up to total care in patient hygiene (i.e., bathing, diapering, dressing, etc.)

Eat with and feed patients following diet orders and speech therapy program

Attend work regularly, on time, and as scheduled, according to facility policies

Hear and see sufficiently to perform essential job functions

Flexibly and maturely deal with changing priorities

UHSis not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHSvia-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired byUHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-19

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