Providence Health & Services Patient Care Technician- St. Elias *0.9/Days* in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Patient Care Technician ( Ip Rehab Exempt , Day Shift, 0.9 FTE) to St Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position, you will:
Demonstrates understanding of and provides care according to Standards of Practice and the patient’s care plan. These duties are under the direct supervision of a licensed RN and performed according to the staff members expected competencies. Performs duties that assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, ambulating, and nourishment. Transports labs, obtain clean catch and other types of urine samples, performs point-of–care testing to include blood glucose, transports and/or escort patients, as well as holds patients/infants for care or procedures.
In appropriate areas: May assist with breastfeeding as a trained Peer Counselor.
Communicates effectively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, and equipment. Utilizes the “Hand Off of Communication Tools, “SBAR”. Communicates in a compassionate and professional manner with all staff, patients, families, providers, and visitors.
Watches patients closely for changes in their health and responds by informing RN immediately. Also reports problematic and unusual circumstances in a timely and consistent manner, to RN partner or charge nurse.
Electronically documents information in an accurate, concise and timely manner. Competent in the input and retrieval of this information within the patient’s medical record. Responsible for documenting vital signs, I/Os, pain scores, weights, meal intake, activities of daily living and any other necessary information.
Possesses knowledge of the Hospital and National Patient Safety Goals:
Uses at least two ways of identifying patients, name and date of birth.
Uses hand cleaning guidelines, before and after patient contact.
Exercises all preventative measures in patient fall prevention as outlined in PAMC Falls Prevention Policies and Procedures.
Possesses knowledge of patient care needs for maintaining skin integrity. Reports redness to Registered Nurse responsible for patient care.
Required qualifications for this position include:
- Medical Terminology course or Successful completion of hospital Medical terminology test within 90 days of hire
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant
6 months health care experience
About St Elias Specialty Hospital
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles.
St Elias Specialty Hospital provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 317781