We are looking for a Patient Care Technician I for the Acute
Rehab Unit at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours
Shift: 12-hour, Days
Under general supervision by the RN, the Patient Care Tech is
responsible for providing basic nursing care for in-patients and
out-patients as needed, within their specified area(s) (see below).
The Patient Care Tech is responsible for collecting and reporting
of information to the supervising RN and completion of all patient
care related documentation. Patient Care Techs are assigned as
follows: Cardiopulmonary - basic respiratory, cardiology, nursing
care, Medical/Surgical/Oncology - basic respiratory, nursing care,
and assists with orthopedic devices (adult, geriatric), Resource
Float Pool - basic respiratory, nursing care.
- Assisted Nursing Care: Assists with activities of daily living
(ADLs), hygiene, feeding, toileting and other skills related to
admission, discharge, pre- and post-op care, post mortem care, skin
care and patient safety. Assists with patient transfer and
ambulation as requested.
- Technical: Performs 12-lead EKG according to established
policies and procedures, accurately obtains patient's vital signs.
Applies and removes sequential and/or TED hose as requested by RN.
Disconnects and reconnects NG and O2 tubing appropriately.
Maintains aseptic technique. Empties fluid collection devices and
ensures safe and accurate collection and handling of specimens.
Supports the RN in obtaining accurate weights. Application and
removal of restraints. Assists with basic orthopedic devices as
directed by the RN. Performs additional technical duties
appropriate to area of practice under the direction of the RN.
- Documentation: Accurately and in a timely manner documents in
the EMR the patients' vital signs, oximetry readings, I & O's,
percentage of food eaten, turning/positioning, HS care, oral
care/personal need care and other data requiring
- Immediately notifies RN of any abnormal/unusual findings of
patient conditions, problems or data.
- Prepares and maintains patient care area/rooms and ensures they
are clean and orderly. Removes and stores extra equipment in a
timely manner. Enters work orders for needed equipment repairs and
ensures follow up. Manages patient supplies in a fiscally
responsible manner. Ensures storage rooms are neat and orderly and
meet regulatory environmental standards.
- Information management: Able to access Hospital e-mail,
Education Learning Modules Care Net, work orders. Evidence of basic
order entry skills. Demonstrates knowledge of unit goals and action
- Maintains safe environment by following JCAHO safety goals.
Performs proactive rounding as directed and adheres to all hospital
and departmental policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
Responds promptly to all patient call lights and alarms with
effective follow through and participates in all fall interventions
and unit specific safety practices and goals.
- Customer Service: Answers phone calls, greets and directs all
patients and visitors in a timely, friendly and courteous manner.
Receives positive feedback from co-workers and patients. Supports
unit goals to improve the patient experience.
- Other: Ensures patient safety for patients at risk for self
harm, injury, or who have court holds through constant observation
and appropriate use of behavioral competencies.
- Good Verbal and written communication skills for regular
contact with employees, patients and patient's families.
- Positive interpersonal skills.
- Basic math and computer skills.
- Good organizational skills.
- Knowledge of basic medical terminology/anatomy.
- Ability to work with others in a flexible, cooperative
- Requires moderate mental application and concentration to
handle varying procedures and interruptions.
- Computer skills on MS Windows based PC system.
Minimum Position Requirements:
- H.S. Diploma or GED
- Coursework/Training - For hires after 10/31/16: Completion of a
CNA program, or Completion of first semester nursing program, or
EMT program completion.
Experience: Experience with basic data entry.
- Current AHA Healthcare provider BLS certification.
- Hires after 10/31/16: Current CNA license, or EMT
certification, or Completion of first semester nursing
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Education: Coursework/Training - EKG Training.
Experience: One (1) year of acute patient care experience, or 6
months experience in a direct patient care environment
At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna
Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice,
Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the
welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a
member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and
is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of
Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine,
vascular, stroke and brain injury.
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities
with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical
services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and
outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an
outpatient eating disorder program.
Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual
surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It
is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health
We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in
2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for
top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and
healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive
salaries and benefits.
Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO)
to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital
complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment
consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in
for staff vacancies.