Job: Patient Care Tech/Unit Clerk - Part-time

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Pay: $13.79 to $18.30/hour

Salary offered is directly tied to years of experience in these type of roles

Posted: 09/28/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Wickenburg Community Hospital is a non-profit Critical Access Hospital. Established in 1926 and like the tenacious Western spirit that built Wickenburg, our Community Hospital and Clinics are committed to quality health and wellness services where the patient, family and community come first. We are committed to being the world-class health and wellness leader for all communities we serve.

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) is an important part of the healthcare team and assists the professional nursing staff with the delivery of basic nursing care tasks and the Unit Clerk is responsible for the clerical support duties under the direct supervision of the nurse. This position is Part-time, working 1 to 2 days a week. 

Skills / Requirements

Patient Care Technician II Responsibilities: 

  • Performs basic nursing tasks within scope and practice, under the direction and supervision of the nurse.
  • Consistently demonstrates competence in providing morning, evening, and general patient care routines in accordance with established nursing care procedures to ensure patient comfort and safety. Supports and adheres to nursing and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Consistently takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, height, weight, intake and output, and other measurements as applicable, in accurate and precise manner; records vital signs and reports variation from normal.
  • Sets up each patient and patient tray, assists in feeding of patient as necessary, positions patient to avoid choking and ease in eating. Distributes water and other nourishment according to patient needs, including evening snacks.
  • Provides care which promotes and respects patient dignity, privacy, emotional expression; provides care in accordance with patient request; promotes independence and wellness.
  • Performs point of care testing as required, reports results to nursing staff; and documents appropriately.
  • Assists nursing staff in electronic chart functions, including, but not limited, to faxing documents, copying documents, and patient registration.
  • Assists nursing staff in the electronic order entry of diagnostic imaging and laboratory studies.
  • Assists staff with other functions deemed appropriate within the PCT’s scope of practice.
  • Assists nursing and physical therapy staff with recreational activities for Swing patients.

Other Duties

  • Observe professional ethics in maintaining confidential information acquired concerning the personal, financial, medical or employment status of patients of Wickenburg Community Hospital
  • Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.
  • Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.
  • Must participate in safety instructional programs.

Unit Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Maintains communication, organization and management of assigned work
  • Answers telephones, takes accurate messages and communicates messages to the appropriate person in a timely manner
  • Receives, greets and directs patients, visitors, and hospital personnel providing accurate responses in a friendly, courteous manner
  • Acts as a nursing station host, extending courtesies to the patients, visitors, families and staff
  • Demonstrates clerical receptionist and secretarial tasks, including accurate and timely chart management
  • When appropriate, verifies physician orders and/or alerts nursing staff to new orders
  • Schedules follow-up appointments for patients who are being discharged
  • In collaboration with the nurse, prints pertinent patient educational documents
  • Assists in the admission and discharge procedures, including changes in stay type and updates the EHR as appropriate
  • Completes the EMResource Daily Bed Poll
  • Enters daily patient charges

Other Duties

  • Ensures all office equipment is in proper working order and if not, notifies the IS Help Desk
  • Ensures adequate supplies are available and equipment is stocked
  • Responds to patient call system as indicated
  • Attends 75% of scheduled staff meetings and attends ALL mandatory trainings and/or meetings
  • Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned
  • Performs specific work duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor
  • Assists in orientation of new staff to clerical duties of the nursing unit
  • Assists patients as needed within scope of job responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned based on WCH needs or requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Certified Nursing Assistant or patient care technician
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • One year current experience preferred
  • Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and e-mail

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