Patient Care Technician Assistant

Michigan, United States
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


General Duties

  • Greet patients upon arrival to the unit.
  • Ambulate, move, lift and transfer patients.
  • Place patients on cardiac monitor, pulse on and O2 (if ordered).
  • Obtain and document patient vital signs as directed by the charge nurse.
  • Transport patients to appropriate areas.
  • Assist patients with bedpans, urinals and personal hygiene.
  • Assure patients are comfortable and needs are met.
  • Report to the charge nurse at the beginning, and end of the shift. Also whenever leaving the immediate work area.
  • Stocking of supplies in both dialysis and INU.
  • Document on the daily sheet tardiness and when leaving early.
  • Acute Dialysis

A. Clinical Duties/Direct Patient Care

  • Obtain and document patient weight.
  • Hold AVF/AVG needle sites after treatment is complete.
  • Relieve staff for breaks/lunches under the direct supervision of the charge nurse.

B. Technical Duties

  • Maintain patient care area daily by stocking supplies in the bedside carts and storage cabinets.
  • Clean bedside carts monthly and document on log.
  • Fill blanket warmer.
  • Verify all open bottles are dated and initialed.
  • Operate laboratory equipment to determine blood glucose and electrolytes.
  • Monthly cleaning of acid jugs and document on log.
  • Clean and disinfect dialysis machines and document.
  • Set up and prime dialysis machines for treatment.
  • Transport dialysis machines to ICU’s and set up, prime and test the machine.
  • Restock toolboxes for portable bedside treatments daily.
  • Assist patient transporters as necessary.
  • Obtain medications from pharmacy as directed by nursing staff.
  • Verify CRRT machines are clean as they are returned to the unit.


A. Clinical Duties/Direct Patient Care

  • Knowledge of respiratory equipment used during procedures.
  • Scrubs in and assists the Medical Doctor or Physician Assistant with sterile procedures.
  • Maintain sterility during procedures.
  • Provide recovery for patients after procedure is complete under supervision of the Registered Nurse.
  • Suture removal.
  • Hold pressure on sites after procedure is complete, under supervision of the Registered Nurse.
  • Apply dressings to procedure sites.

B. Technical Duties

  • Maintain patient care area, including procedure and preparation room daily by stocking supplies.
  • Complete daily routine checks of the crash cart, glucometer, POC INR and contrast allergy box.
  • Operate laboratory equipment to determine blood glucose and electrolytes.
  • Set up appropriate sterile field for procedure.
  • Count scrubs and exchange with laundry.
  • Obtain medication from pharmacy as directed by nursing staff.
  • Schedule patients in the electronic medical record.
  • Clean and prepare the preparation and procedure rooms for cases.
  • Clean the blood pressure, pulse and EKG monitoring cables and place in appropriate area every evening.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum one-year experience working in a healthcare environment with patient care responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Ability to push, lift and move and position heavy patients.
  • Able to adapt to a changing environment. 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Hemodialysis experience
  • BLS certified

Work Schedule

Appointment: 20 Hours per Week

Shift/Hours/Days: 8 and 12 hour shifts. (0700 – 1930) - Dual unit position, covers the Acute Hemodialysis and the Interventional Nephrology Units

NOTE: Requires rotation of Saturdays.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.