What You Will Do:
"A Better State of Care"
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
has achieved Magnet status in recognition of the hospital nursing excellence. UMMC is a teaching hospital with 757 beds based in Baltimore, Maryland, that provides the full range of health care. It has more than 35,000 inpatient admissions and 165,000 outpatient visits each year. The
(also known as Shock Trauma) is the world's first center dedicated to saving lives of people with severe, life-threatening injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions, violent crimes and other traumatic incidents.
Our vision is to provide high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide.
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and in accordance with the Nursing Care Plan performs delegated competency validated patient care functions and applies technical skills of a limited uncomplicated nature. Fulfillment of the job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas and to transport medications to/ from medication storage and delivery areas.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
1. Provides direct patient care which includes bathing, making beds, feeding, oral hygiene, giving shampoos, turning and positioning patients, and the like.
2. Initiates CPR procedures.
3. Identifies, records, and reports overt findings to the Registered Nurse concerning the physical and mental condition of a patient.
4. Assists nurses in assembling equipment and in performing various treatments and tests.
5. Administers and changes routine dressings to stage one and two wounds, surgical incisions, and peripheral IV sites after assessment by a Registered Nurse.
6. Performs urinary bladder catheterization for temporary or permanent placement and implements catheter care in stable patients as delegated by the registered nurse.
7. Cleans, sterilizes, and appropriately cares for equipment and instruments in accordance with operational procedure.
8. Administers enteral tube feedings via nasogastric or gastrostomy tubes, as supervised by registered nurse.
9. Performs chest physical therapy, tracheal suctioning, tracheostomy care and incentive spirometry treatments as delegated and supervised by the responsible registered nurse.
10. Performs minor housekeeping tasks to keep patient areas in a clean and sanitary condition; recognizes, reports, or corrects environmental conditions, which may jeopardize patient safety and well being.
11. Performs related and delegated tasks when necessary such as admission and/or discharge assistance, setting up special equipment, taking and relaying messages, procuring equipment, and running errands.
12. As determined by the individual department, the advanced PCT may perform any of the following procedures. The advanced PCT will have documented competency for each procedure they are competent to perform.
13. Places peripheral intravenous catheters
14. Accesses central venous lines (implanted and non-implanted)
15. Obtains blood specimens from central lines, ultrasound IV lines, and/or peripheral venipuncture
16. Places ultrasound intravenous lines
17. Places intra-osseous access
18. Completes specialized lab procedures including point of care testing
19. Supports clinician team, and performs duties as directed by the clinician during patient procedures, These procedures include but are not limited to: bone marrow biopsy, ECMO cannulation, REBOA placement, and arterial line placement
20. Initiates mechanical CPR device.
21. Establishes cardiac monitoring via 3, 5, or 12 lead
What You Need to Be Successful:
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Maryland Nursing Assistant Certification required.
- Completion of one of the following training programs: hospital based program, community college, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Corpsmen.
- Employees with work experience that provide on the job training equivalent to the above programs can be considered as a substitute to a formal PCT training program.
- Two (2) year of recent, direct patient care experience required.
- Current CPR certification is required.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.