BJC Healthcare Procedure Technician in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Acute Care Medicine manage patients with a full range of clinical issues-from significant blood dyscrasias, advanced endocrine pathology, heart and renal failure, GI conditions, infectious diseases, asthma and a multitude of other conditions and diseases. Because of our patient acuity, we provide advanced training to bring new nurses to the highest level of functioning.Each unit is lead by a clinical manager and lead charge nurse. The unit is supported by an advanced practice nurse. Additionally each unit is assigned a case manager, social worker, physical therapist, dietitian, and pharmacist. This multidisciplinary team works in conjunction with the physicians, nurses and patient care technicians to provide quality patient care.

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Role Purpose

Procedural PCTs work under the supervision and delegatory authority of the physician and nurse to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive and non-invasive medical/surgical procedures, ensuring that the environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Procedural PCTs are competent in the theory and application of the principles of asepsis and sterile technique to combine the knowledge of human anatomy, medical/surgical procedures, and implementation and tools and technologies to facilitate a physicians performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. In addition, responsibilities involve the performance of clinical support functions, patient care interventions, preparation/assisting of patients for treatment, unit, bedside operating and medical procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures availability of supplies and equipment to meet each patient's needs.

  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning, as well as acting as 1:1 patient safety sitter as necessary.

  • Implement direct patient care under the supervision of the nurse, promoting patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Administers or assist patients with ADL, performs VS, I&O, fall and pressure ulcer prevention measures, foley care, phlebotomy, EKG, or point of care testing as requested. Collects clinical data and information on patients, and reports changes in patient status to the nurse.

  • Set up the equipment and supplies for unit based procedural and operations medical procedures, such as bronchoscopy, lumber puncture, chest tube placement, pacer placement and biopsy as directed by the assigned physician. Includes the cleaning of duty specific equipment and use of atypical equipment using basic asepsis and sterile techniques. They assist with the sterile field and perform Stop the Line during any period of the procedure they see unsafe practice. They direct the physicians to restart if necessary

Minimum Requirements

Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience

  • <2 years

Preferred Requirements and Additional JobInformation

Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Assistant

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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