Advanced PCT Apprentice Full Time AdeventHealth Sebring at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

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    Sebring, FL
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    Patient Care
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    1 - Day

Job Description


Advanced Patient Care Technician Apprentice AdventHealth Sebring

Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring

  • Faith Based & Mission driven Facility

  • Largest Employer in the County

  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park

  • Close knit community with a home town family feel

  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Assists in the patient/family care using established techniques with the multidisciplinary team.

    • Follows the ICARE in all patient and family interactions.

    • Assists the patient with activities of daily living as ordered by the physician

    • Distributes food trays to patients. Assists patient with tray preparation and feeding as required.

    • Maintains the patient's environment in manner that promotes cleanliness, patient comfort and patient safety.

    • Responds to patient call lights/bells, cares for the needs of the patient according to her/his skill level.

    • Prepares the room to receive a new admission: zeros the bed scale, personal care items, linen, vital sign equipment, etc.

    • Welcomes new admission, orients patient to room.

    • Transfers patients from beds onto stretchers or beds or into wheelchairs with assistance of other patient care personnel when required.

    • Ensures patient and personal safety by following proper lifting and patient transporting techniques.

    • Provides patients with fresh water at established intervals

  • Documents personal care, intake and output, vital signs, POC glucose and weights as outlined in policy.

  • Performs patient care as delegated following hospital policies.

    • Participates in the patient/family care, utilizing established techniques as part of the multidisciplinary team

    • Incorporates principles of infection control, fire & safety, and biohazardous waste handling into daily routines.

    • Maintains clinical competencies for patient population.

    • Collects patient specimens (urine, stool, sputum), labels at bedside comparing two unique patient identifiers, and send to lab for analysis according to protocol and communicate to nurse.

    • Promptly reports changes in patients’ status to the appropriate RN/LPN promptly.

    • Recognizes emergency situations and acts appropriately.

  • Performs venipuncture for blood draw.

    • Interacts with patients and family members in a considerate manner to help reduce anxiety and stress; strives to provide a positive experience with each patient encounter through ICARE 

    • Explains procedures to patients and answers questions in a positive and professional manner; instructs patients in the proper collection of certain non-blood specimens, explaining procedures while providing written instruction and allowing the patient to “teach back” where needed

    • Is able to relate to patients AGE SPECIFICALLY, in a loving, kind, patient and respectful, and non-threatening way

    • Is able to perform 6 to 8 venous collections per hour, in an acceptable manner, from a mixed patient population

    • Notifies patient’s nurse and phlebotomy supervisor or technologist of missed collections as soon as possible to avoid confusion and delays

    • Prioritizes laboratory orders appropriately:  stats, timed studies, routines

    • Strives to provide rapid turnaround time for stat orders; sends samples to lab without delay

    • Performs chain of custody drug screen collections

    • Performs finger sticks and heel sticks

    • Properly collects blood cultures without contamination

    • Utilizes the computer to order tests, collect specimens, locates test results, and monitor pending

    • Monitors pending logs (and emergency department grease board in hospital facilities) regularly to provide rapid turnaround time

    • Prepares specimens for send-outs to reference laboratories; uses centrifuge and prepares aliquots using at least 2 patient identifiers for positive patient identification

  • Accurately interprets rhythm, rate and morphology of strips.

    • Enters patient data into cardiac monitoring system, assures location of patient and monitor coincide.

    • Prepares and maintains patient record from admission to discharge through documentation of rhythm strips at predetermined intervals and with each change in rhythm.

    • Communicates changes in cardiac rhythm, rate or morphology promptly to the primary care nurse and/or charge nurse.

    • Recognizes need for and initiates Rapid Response / Code Blue timely and accurately.

    • Maintains responsibility for monitoring equipment Manages unit supplies, activities, time, and other resources in a cost-effective manner to reduce waste and unnecessary expenditures.

    • Follows infection control standards with telemetry packs.

    • Assures telemetry hardware is cleaned and returned to assigned location.


What You Will Need:

•           Successful completion of Advance Patient Care Apprenticeship Program

(Phlebotomy, EKG, Home Health, CNA)

•           High School Diploma or GED

•           Basic Life Support Certification

•           Crisis Prevention Intervention  (CPI)

•           Successful completion of Advance Patient Care Apprenticeship Program

•           Florida C.N.A. License

•           BLS - condition of employment

•           CPI within 6 months of employment (Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit)


•           Medical terminology

•           Previous CNA Experience

•           Previous EKG experience

Job Summary:

The Advance Patient Care Technician is a combined role which includes the duties of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomist, and EKG Technician working under the supervision of the LPN and/or RN.  All duties related to the patient care area will be carried out in accordance with the hospital mission, physician and patient expectation.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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