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Patient Care Technician - Labor & Delivery - Nights - No CNA Cert Required

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Job Title Patient Care Technician - Labor & Delivery - Nights - No CNA Cert Required Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Nursing Support Services, Nursing and Nursing Support Schedule Nights Work Type Full time Department GWV Women’s & Children’s Nursing Division Date posted 02/15/2024 Job ID R-38166

Job Summary

Geisinger is proud to offer a Patient Care Technician I a $1500 sign on bonus for eligible candidates, $15.75 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals and up to $3 shift differentials for evening, nights, and weekend shifts! Also offering up to $40,000 in financial support to become a nurse!

Job Duties

Responsible and accountable for performing a wide range of direct patient care activities and clerical duties, depending on the need of the unit. The performance of these tasks in an efficient and timely manner is essential to enhance the care team's ability to provide quality care. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range in their assigned clinical area.

  • Provides patient care as directed by the licensed nurse, within the nursing assistant scope of practice, in meeting the multidisciplinary care plan established for each patient.
  • Identifies, observes and documents the physical needs of the patient according to established standards.
  • Reports changes in patient condition to licensed personnel in a timely manner. Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.
  • Performs EKGs as assigned following accepted practices, policy and procedures and physician order.
  • Provides for or assists patients with activities of daily living and fulfills designated and delegated responsibilities for ongoing continuum of care.
  • Provides one to one patient safety watch as assigned following established policies and procedures.
  • Assists in problem solving, trouble shooting and taking corrective measures in care and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program.
  • Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new staff and students in a positive manner.
  • Performs clerical duties for admissions, transfers, discharges, and deaths according to standards and facilitates patient throughput activities.
  • Transcribes and processes orders according to unit standards.
  • Releases and confirms ordered tests to appropriate departments.
  • Coordinates transportation of patients to multiple tests.
  • Communicates patient related information promptly to the appropriate care team member.
  • Schedules tests, faxes consults, etc.
  • Assists in obtaining and ordering supplies.
  • Stationery items as well as floor stock, patient needs, individual nursing supplies.
  • Communicates with food services to ensure appropriate patient diets. Operates, problem solves, and takes corrective measures for clerical equipment. To include scheduling maintenance of computers, fax machines, phones, etc.
  • Participates in obtaining and communicating electronic information as pertinent to the nursing unit. Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic or unit.
  • Assists with transporting non-controlled medications to and from Pharmacy and within the unit as needed.
  • Assists with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank as needed.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one
  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents
  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)
  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive
  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care; Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more
  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance
  • Shared governance structure that empowers our nursing support staff
  • On the job training and education
  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders
  • Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups            
  • Employee referral incentive program
  • Geisinger values and prioritizes the safety and security of our staff by investing in a Strongline Alert Notification system worn by our staff, robust camera surveillance system, metal detectors at certain locations and security guards/K9 program on campus.

Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Nikki Kaleta, nkaleta@geisinger.edu

Position Details

Schedule: 7:00pm - 7:30am including every other weekend and holiday

May float if needed

Obstetrics/Pediatrics/NICU

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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