Trinity Health Patient Care Technician in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Details:

  • **An Opportunity to join our Remarkable Care Team as a Patient Care Tech in the Surgical PCU department awaits YOU!

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

The 2 North Progressive Care Unit is a 12 bed unit providing excellent and compassionate care to a wide range of patient populations. This PCU is located in the state of the art north tower on the second floor.

Medical and Surgical (Trauma, Ortho, Neuro and Spine).Patients admitted to the SICU require intensive care monitoring including those patients with hemodynamic instability, compromised respiratory status and frequent neurological monitoring during the post-operative period of hospitalization. The population of patients includes cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, vascular and general surgeries.

General Summary

Under the direction of a registered nurse, the patient care technician is responsible for direct patient care considering age specific, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies. Assists in establishing and maintaining a patient care environment that is clean, safe and conducive to patient/family well-being including concepts of relationship based care.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Demonstrates excellent communication with team members:

  2. Performs nursing care as delegated by the RN in an effort to identify/attain treatment goals such as:

  • Records/calculates intake and output, obtains weights

  • Applies support/orthopedic devices such as support hose and compression devices

  • Obtains routine vital signs, pain score and temperature

  • Assists the patient with: coughing, deep breathing, use of incentive spirometer, oral suctioning

  • Applies warm/cold therapies (heating pads, ice packs, cryocuff, hot ice machine and warm soaks)

  • Provides care of the restrained patient including general care, application of the restraint and ongoing monitoring of the restrained patient

  • Care and removal of Foley catheters

  1. Assists patient in completing ADLs including:
  • Bathing, showering, toileting, positioning, turning, transferring & ambulation using assistive devices as needed and appropriate

  • Assists with feeding and menu selection

  • Distributes/collects nourishments and orders late trays

  • Answers call lights

  1. Demonstrates sterile or aseptic technique as appropriate when performing delegated activities such as:
  • Collects and sends specimens including blood and blood cultures

  • Obtains blood specimens from intermittent infusion devices, flushes intermittent infusion devices

  • Inserts and removes peripheral IV catheters (not to include regulating drip rate of infusion)

  • Competency based point of care testing such as blood glucose

  1. Records patient information and required data in appropriate areas in order to meet documentation and charging requirements.

  2. Assists in establishing and maintaining a patient care environment that is clean, safe, and conducive to patient/family well being

  3. Provides wound and exit site care as delegated:

  • Applies simple dressing to clean wounds of stage I or stage II depth (partial thickness) following assessment of the RN (does not include dressings that require topical ointments, gels, creams, packing or ace wraps)

  • Secures complex dressings that have been changed by other caregivers.

  • Performs PEG care and dressing changes

  1. Completes delegated unit specific activities such as:
  • Gathers post procedural data after initial nursing assessment such as vital signs, circumcision checks

  • Places patients on monitors/telemetry and maintains lead placement

  • Clean intermittent urinary catheterization

  • Checks/restocks unit emergency equipment/supplies and nurse servers

  • Trach care and trach suctioning

  • Performs other unit specific duties as delegated


Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Minimum of one year of previous direct care experience (acute or long term) or successful completion of CENA or EMT course. Student nurses must complete their sophomore year of a BSN program.

**Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy...

  • Competitive compensation

  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.


Facility: SJMHS Hospital Ann Arbor

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Department: 2 North PCU

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days