Patient Care Support
Intensive Care Units
Full Time
12 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Job #
  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Performs basic secretarial and clerical/computer skills, order entry, ordering and storing of clerical and clinical supplies, and phone answering. Interprets rhythm strips and dysrhythmias. Performs venipuncture. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to
    • Clinical Director
  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: EKG Class
      • Preferred: Medical Terminology Class
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: California State Certified Phlebotomy Technician
      • Required: American Heart Association BLS in Emergency Room, Resource Nursing Pool and ICU
    • Experience
      • Preferred: 1 year experience as CPT
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Performs phlebotomy for assigned patients
    • Performs point-of-care glucose testing for assigned patients
    • Enters physician orders.
    • Stat orders relayed to nursing in a timely manner.
    • 24-hour checks to assure correct transcription of physician orders by others.
    • Orders preps and tests per guidelines to include: initiating NPO, correct sequencing of tests, change in diet, etc.
    • Prepares charts for admission, transfer, and discharge per Medical Record Policy: Chart order is correct, charts are thinned appropriately, and all pages are addressographed appropriately.
    • Notifies admitting regarding ADT.
    • Uses computer correctly for order entry.
    • Places computer order number on physician order sheet as needed
    • Coordinates ordering unit supplies as directed.
    • Aids in keeping unit and supplies orderly.
    • Assists nursing staff with tasks and procedures as designated, such as setting up rooms for admits.
    • Prepares RN worksheets and phones.
    • Documents correct and accurate information on daily census and White Boards
    • Initiates solutions to unit needs without prompting such as taking part in computer projects, maintenance of bulletin boards and distribution of mail.
    • Interprets rhythm strips accurately.
    • Documents rhythm strips according to existing hospital guidelines.
    • Communicates in a timely manner all rhythm changes and dysrhythmias to RN.
    • Re-stocks procedure carts after use.
    • Checks procedure carts for intact lock each shift.
    • Checks expirations on procedure carts once a month.
    • Performs venipuncture in accordance with phlebotomy and identification and labeling procedures, utilizing Mobile Care Phlebotomy system at bedside to ensure patient safety.
    • Washes hands before and after patient collection, and disposes of sharps devices according to policy.
    • Collects patient specimens requiring special collection procedures, and utilizes resources available to assist with such.
    • Observes all isolation precautions and regulations when collecting specimens from isolation patients.
    • Performs point of care glucose monitoring as directed by RN.
    • Other duties as assigned.