Location: Baltimore, MD

Pay: $20 - $24 per hour

Basic Function:

Under the direct leadership and guidance of the Registered Nurse, the PCT performs various nursing and non-nursing duties in the treatment and care of patients and their environments. This will encompass patients of all ages in all levels of growth and development on any assigned unit. These duties will be performed by required competency skills, established policies and procedures, and in the best interest of patients, visitors, physicians, community, and Medical Center associates.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the collection of data and reports changes observed in patients’ condition or behavior to the registered nurse at regular intervals.
  • Contributes to the patient’s plan of care.
  • Implements routine patient care and treatment procedures appropriate to age concerning levels of growth and development under the guidance of the Registered Nurse in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner by established policies and procedures.
  • Observes, records, and reports to the Registered Nurse information regarding the patient’s condition, such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration, height, weight, intake and output, pulse oximetry, and general physical condition.
  • Prepares patients for treatments or examinations and assists as necessary.
  • Consistently makes rounds to patients and anticipates patients’ needs/responds to patients’ needs upon request.
  • Maintains patient privacy at all times.
  • Performs cleaning functions in assigned areas.
  • Performs testing and treatments within the scope of competency-based skills under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent work experience, including ability to read, write, and comprehend medical terminology
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete orientation in-service training program
  • Good physical and mental health, ability to work under pressure, good visual and aural acuity
  • Must have a positive and professional attitude toward patients, visitors, physicians, and all SEORMC associates.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions; exhibit initiative and sound judgment, possess a memory for details; have patience, compassion, and tact, as required to meet the changing demands of the position
  • Must be able to work as a team member and assist in patient care and unit activities, both nursing and non-nursing, as assigned
  • Above average degree of consistent mental application and accuracy to provide the best possible patient care
  • Possess the ability to perform basic computer skills.