Patient Care Technician

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Provide student nurses with a multi-clinical and educational experience under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

Required Skills

Essential Functions and Job Duties


  • Identifies with, shares in, and displays a commitment to the mission, philosophy, and objectives of the organization.  Demonstrates knowledge of the mission, gives consideration to the principles of the mission (core values:  Compassion, Ability, Respect, Excellence and Service).
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, technical skill/knowledge, and interpersonal skills through patient care.
  • Performs a variety of skills and tasks in conjunction with the health care team related to both clinical and non-clinical nursing:
    • Assist with daily hygiene, simple dressing changes, wound cleansing, simple splinting/case application.
    • Performs computer entry and patient charting when directed by preceptor.
    • Participates in procedures when deemed appropriate by preceptor.
  • Reports abnormal findings and changes in patient condition to appropriate staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Education and/or Other Requirements

Completion of one clinical experience in Accredited Registered Nursing program/Licensed Practical Nursing program or is qualified for senior status in Bachelor’s degree nursing program.  Must be in good academic standing with university or college.  Current CPR certification.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

Will complete additional training or demonstrate competency in skills identified in the unit-specific competency plan and skills list.  Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.  Is expected to be an example of good health habits.  No previous experience required.


General Skill Requirements

In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
  • Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
  • Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.

Environmental Factors

Job duties involve the potential for frequent exposure to blood and body fluids.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and move through an office environment.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, stoop, kneel and assist in lifting patient; able to assist patients and/or adjust equipment at floor level; able to reach, change and read IV’s 5 feet from the floor unaided; able to support persons (possibly 200 pounds or more) in emergency situation; able to move quickly from place to place on occasion, including from floor to floor in emergency situations; able to utilize fine motor control in hands for tasks such as medication preparation and administration; able to hear to take blood pressure and to hear breath, heart and bowel sounds. Must possess visual acuity to meet visual demands in charting and operating equipment.


Mental Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work under pressure with multiple interruptions. 
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
  • Must be able to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job.  In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.

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Job Location

Decatur, Illinois
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