West Houston is a 219-bed acute care hospital located on Richmond Avenue just east of Dairy Ashford. The campus includes the West Houston Doctors' Center and the new Boulevard Medical Plaza housing physicians from a wide range of specialties. West Houston employs more than 900 people and has approximately 500 physicians on staff. We are proud to be a community hospital. West Houston is a great place to work; a great place to be a patient and a great place to practice medicine.
Working under the supervision of a nursing, the Patient Care Tech performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. The position's tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.
  • Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.
  • Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.
  • Assists patients in ambulating.
  • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
  • Performs non sterile dressing changes.
  • Passes and collects bed pans.
  • Changes bed linens.
  • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Required Job Qualifications Include:
  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.
  • Current certification as a CPR Healthcare Provider
  • Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant training program or currently enrolled in nursing program with completion of a nursing fundamentals course or certified as an EMT.
  • Certification as a Nurse Assistant preferred.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.
West Houston Medical Center is a proud affiliate of HCA Houston.

Date Posted August 29, 2008 (Reposted Sep 8)
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