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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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Job ID:33821 Positions Location: Lansing, MI Job Description General Purpose of Job:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) assists nurses in providing basic care and performs specific procedures with patients. The PCT works under the supervision and direction of an RN.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, assists with basic nursing care such as patient hygiene, feeding, positioning, turning and transferring.
  • Under the direction of the Registered Nurse and in accordance with Hospice policies, performs specific procedures such as vital signs, catheter care, skin care, and simple procedures outlined in the plan of care.
  • Reports pertinent patient information to the Registered Nurse, as appropriate.
  • Communicates significant information and change in patient condition to RN
  • Documents care given and patient response in patient record.
  • Constructively addresses patient and team issues to insure quality patient care and a collaborative work environment.
  • Performs specific patient procedures and treatments according to hospital policies.
  • Actively participates as a team member.
  • Assists in post-mortem care.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Communicates effectively with Hospice patients, families and staff, meeting their special psycho/social, physical and spiritual needs.
  • Adheres to Hospice standards by participating in-services, committees, etc.
  • Participates in Hospice fund raising activities.

    Completes mandatory in services and mandatory Home Hospice Departmental requirements of 12 hours per year.

    Job Requirements

    General Requirements
    * Current Michigan CENA license. * Internal PCT caregivers may apply with agreement to complete CNA exam within 60 days of transfer to Hospice House * Active American Heart Association BLS Certification within 60 days of hire.

    Work Experience
    * None

    * High school diploma, G.E.D. or successful completion of 12 grades combined with continued enrollment in early college program. * Successful completion of Acute Care Nursing Assistant Program OR certified nurse assistant program OR documented completion of Fundamentals of Nursing as a current student in a nursing program OR completion of a medical assistant program OR completion of an EMT or Paramedic program.

    Specialized Knowledge and Skills
    * Computer literate. * Interpersonal skills for effective communication. * Excellent attendance * Assumes responsibility for ongoing education and completion of mandatory requirements.

    Hospice House of Mid-Michigan is an alternative to home hospice for patients unable to be cared for in a home setting. With 21 private rooms, the Hospice House is a warm and soothing homelike environment where patients receive medical care as well as spiritual and psychological support in an inpatient setting.

    Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

    Job Family
    Patient Services/Nursing Support


    Degree Type / Education Level
    High School / GED


    Sparrow Hospital

    Experience Level
    New Grad

Keywords: Sparrow Health System, Lansing , PCT / CNA - HOSPICE HOUSE, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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