Patient Care Tech I - Orthopedics (Full-Time 12 Hour Night Shift)

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Nursing Tech
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
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1900009D Requisition #
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT


1 WC accepts all medical-surgical patients and specializes in Orthopedic, Orthopedic Trauma, Spine, and Gynecological patients. This is a fast-paced, primarily surgical unit with a focus on patient and staff satisfaction through teamwork, shared governance, and a commitment to quality. We are a Total Joint Center of Excellence, accredited through the Joint Commission since 2011.  The patient population of the Orthopedic/Medical-Surgical Unit is varied and diverse, ranging in age from 18 and older.


The most common diagnoses for patients on 1 WC are: total joint replacements (hip and knee), extremity fractures/surgeries, back injuries/surgeries, hysterectomies and other gynecologic surgeries. We also take care of a variety of other medical diagnoses as needed.

 

JOB PURPOSE

Renders direct and indirect patient care under direction of appropriate licensed personnel. Facilitates care to meet patient's daily living activity needs by providing clerical, physical, emotional support. Provides personal self care and activity programs.

All job qualifications listed indicate the minimum level necessary to perform this job proficiently:

LEVEL OF EDUCATION 

Minimum: High school grad or equivalent

Preferred: Training as a nursing assistant 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

Minimum: CPR/BLS within 6 months of hire 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 

Minimum: Ability to use computer charting (electronic medical record) 

YEARS OF RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Preferred: 0 to 2 years experience in an acute care setting 

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