VetJobs - The Leading Military Job Board

Job Information

UPMC Casual Patient Care Technician, Senior (MICU/SICU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join Our Community!

Are you a healthcare professional interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Our Patient Care Technician, Seniors are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. Join us as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community.

ANCC Magnet designated UPMC Passavant is currently hiring a Casual Patient Care Technician, Senior to support our MICU/SICU at the McCandless location.

The Patient Care Technician, Senior is a valued step in the UPMC Inpatient Patient Care Support Career Ladder, with opportunities for continued growth and advancement. Title and salary will be determined based upon education and patient care experience.

Our Casual Patient Care Technician, Seniors typically work 36 hours over a 6-week scheduling period to cover daylight, evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts. Hours may vary by unit. Candidates with prior patient care experience are highly preferred and encouraged to apply.

**Hired candidates will be required to attend orientation (classroom-based and unit-based) at Passavant for up to two weeks prior to beginning in this role.


The Patient Care Technician, Senior provides routine patient care and supports the department services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times. Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients. PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), clean catch/mini catheter urine collection. In addition, simple dressings, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections. All competencies must be achieved.


· Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.

· Demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.

· Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.

· Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.

· Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.

· Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments.

· Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.

· Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.

· Must routinely perform the UPMC core nursing assistant responsibilities including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients.

· PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs). In addition, simple dressings, placement and removal of restraints, 12 lead EKG, bladder scan, all specimen collections as well as IV catheter removal and Foley catheter removal.

· All competencies must be achieved.

· Assists with physical, respiratory, and cardiopulmonary therapies.

· Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

· Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN.

· May apply, monitor and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.

· Constructively receives feedback and direction.

· Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.

· Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.

· Request’s assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.

· Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.

· Participates in project and committee work.

· Suggests and supports changes within the department.

· Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.

· Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

· Supports department-based projects and quality initiatives.

· Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information.

· Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.

· Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.

· Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner.

· Transports cardiac monitored patients within the hospital setting.

· May insert foley catheters and perform straight catheterization as instructed by RN.

· May perform IV insertion, removal, and dressing change.

· Completes department clerical functions as needed.

· Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must also have either

  • 2 years of healthcare experience, OR

  • 1 year of experience and enrollment in PT/OT/PA program with completion of at least one clinical rotation, or

  • 1 year of experience and completion of a bachelor’s degree in a health sciences field.

  • Annual completion of a professional contribution to be determined after hire

  • Successful completion of patient care technician senior class

  • Successful completion of basic information system training.

  • Microcomputer experience preferred.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Nursing Student that has completed one clinical rotation preferred Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.

  • Successful completion of a basic arrhythmia course and annual competency required.

  • May, in the course of their duties, be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients. Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.


· Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

· CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

· Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.