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Patient Care Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund MD/DC
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 52 total skills
Conducts duties and tasks with professionalism in all work activities
Carries out all work duties in compliance with the employer's mission, vision, values, philosophy, goals. objectives, policies and procedures
Demonstrates good attendance and on-time arrival to work place, meetings, patient care
Responds to requests in a timely manner, and utilizes time management skills
Maintains competency and yearly educational requirements for position
Complies with HR 525, Professional Appearance. Policy by wearing a hospital badge and presenting a neat, clean, professional appearance at all times
Completes administration requirements, accurately, on-time and in compliance
Completes appropriate documentation in accordance with hospital standards
Supports department operations by assisting with clerical duties, supply and environment maintenance
Participates in the orientation, training, and evaluation of new staff
Completes clothing and valuable lists for admitted patients according to established procedures
Maintains strong customer and communication skills
Shows ability to work well in a team setting
Shows respect in personal interactions with patients, family members and guests
Competent in conflict resolution skills
Communicates effectively with health care providers to ensure continuity and coordination of care, appropriate care delivery, and report changes in patient's condition
Attends and actively participates in meetings as required
Adheres to all safety awareness and procedures to improve patient safety in the delivery of health care
Practices infection control principles, rules and regulations
Maintains a safe, clean, recuperative environment
Provides and maintains a safe and orderly environment for patient care I.e., side rails up, safe transport to other units or appointments
Provides instruments and equipment for material processing exchange
Provides assistance orienting to proper use and care of equipment and location of supplies
Provides fall prevention and wound prevention assessment and assistance
Applies restraints as ordered
Assists Patients in their Activities of Daily Living
Identifies and responds promptly to patient needs, respecting dignity and privacy
Assists patient with needs such as nutrition, feeding, bathing, others as needed
Assists in orientation and instruction to patients
Assists with patient's transfers and transports
Practices safe lifting techniques and ability to operate patient's medical and mobility equipment
Performs and documents the following clinical tasks for the patient under the direction of the RN
Provides comfort measures to patients
Informs RN immediately of all monitor alarms and changes in patient condition
Measures and records intake and output and processes appropriately
Obtains vital signs and ADLs including height and weight; T.P.R. blood pressure and O2 saturation
Ability to use and understand medical terminology
Provides quality of care to each patient
Performs and assist patients with: Application of clean sterile dressing, Specimen collection, Finger sticks, Phlebotomy/venipuncture
Assists RN with setup and positioning of patients for the following procedures:
Central line insertion
Chest tube insertion
Lumbar puncture
Foley and other catheter insertion
NG tube insertion
Splinting procedures and other orthopaedic needs
Pelvic exams
Tube feeding
Starting an IV
12 leak EKG
Tracheal and other suctioning and mouth care
Infection control bundle care
Assists with various patient issues in mental health, end of life, and death
Initiates CPR as necessary; maintains cardiopulmonary resuscitation competency
Monitors patients on suicide precautions and close observations
Remains with arms-length contact of patient when providing one-on-one sitter duty
Performs post mortem care according to hospital policy

Technical Instruction

Certified Nursing Assistant - 176 req. hrs
This course provides the knowledge and skills required of people seeking employment as Nursing Assistants in long-term and acute care facilities. The course combines the nursing assistant theory of health and disease across the life span, client care skills in a practice lab setting, and medical terminology.
Advanced Patient Skills Theory - 62 req. hrs
This course is designed to prepare nursing assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform advanced skills in an advanced care setting. Participants are introduced to skills and equipment that are frequently used to provide care for patients needing advanced care. Topics include sterile fields, wound care, catheter care, oxygenation, and other advanced care skills
Advanced Patient Skills Clinical - 40 req. hrs
This course is designed to supplement the training provided in Advanced Patient Care Theory. Participants will gain practical experience in a clinical setting.
EKG Essentials - 48 req. hrs
This is a course designed for a person who has little or no knowledge of basic electrophysiology and arrhythmia identification. The course focuses on the identification of normal and abnormal EKG rhythms, atrial/ ventricular arrhythmias, heart block, and pacemakers. Participants can relate cardiac rhythms to physiologic occurrences and interpret their degree of clinical significance. This course also prepares participants to operate an EKG (electrocardiogram) machine in a variety of work settings. Topics include basic arrhythmia identification, patient preparation, various leads, and basic EKG interpretation.
Venipuncture and Specimen Collection Techniques Theory (Part I) - 84 req. hrs
This two-part course covers how to collect blood and other specimens such as urine and stool samples and throat cultures and how to prepare samples for testing as a phlebotomist. Included is an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the systems requiring specimen collection. Proper documentation of each skill and correct use of Universal and Standard Precautions are emphasized. This course prepares students to take the National Center for Certification Testing (NCCT) phlebotomy exam.

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