MD Anderson Cancer Center Patient Care Technician - Main Operating Room (6:30 a - 3:00 p) in Houston, Texas

Patient Care Technician position in our Main Operating Room (6:30 am – 3:00 pm)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Perioperative Services strives to be the safest perioperative environment in the world, to have the highest quality of perioperative outcomes, and to demonstrate the core values in our vision. Partnered with Anesthesiology and Critical Care, the Division of Nursing and the Division of Surgery, this multidisciplinary team performs more than 15,000 surgical cases each year in more than 30 operating rooms spanning the Main Building and Mays Clinic.

Ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and three years of relevant work experience. Prefer recent experience working in an acute care setting as a Patient Care Technician/Nursing Assistant.

Shift is 6:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $28,800 Midpoint: $36,000 Maximum: $43,200

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Assists nurse with specific medical procedures such as Bronchoscope, Cystoscopy and Endoscopy. Prevents or manages actual/potential patient problems by following nursing standards. Collects all supplies necessary for assigned area using systematic and cost-effective methods. Collaborates with the care giving team to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient. Transports patients safely to and from assigned areas using stretchers and wheelchairs.

Key Functions

Accountability:

  1. Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned responsibilities. Checks with ANM or OR Schedule Coordinator for additional assignments when free.

  2. Organizes workflow (contributes to on-time starts, works to turnover cases as efficiently as possible); uses resources efficiently (time, materials, supplies, equipment).

  3. Maintains stability in performance while under pressure and handles crisis and difficult situations without inappropriate emotionality.

  4. Puts away all supplies & equipment after case.

  5. Demonstrates knowledge of operational costs, participates in cost-saving strategies, and avoids wastes of supplies, resources.

  6. Completes annual self-appraisal and provides appropriate documentation.

Essential Performance Functions:

  1. Prepares and Maintains the Surgical Environment for the assigned patient(s).

  2. Provides direct patient care according to performance standards.

  3. Cleans and turns over the OR, preparing the surgical environment for the next patient according to performance standards.

  4. Performs transport and supply responsibilities according to the performance standards.

  5. Cleans the OR after the last case and prepares the room for closure according to the performance standards.

    Teamwork:

  6. Communicates within and among team members in a healthy, constructive way, avoiding participation in destructive behaviors that block team efforts.

  7. Values the contributions of all team members and publicly recognizes their efforts.

  8. Gains the trust of others by demonstrating consistency in practice of principles, values, and behavior as well as using good listening skills, expressing ideas clearly, promoting open communication.

  9. Meets all teamwork responsibilities outlined in the PCT position description.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: None.

EXPERIENCE : Three years of relevant work experience. May substitute additional education for required experience a one to one basis.

Experience Preferred : Experience in an acute care setting as a Patient Care Technician/Nursing Assistant.

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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